Independent women have worn the cloak of a lone warrior for far too long. We’ve beaten the odds of inequality to pursue our dreams. We’ve gone against the grain, proving stereotypes wrong while shattering glass boxes.
To all the independent women who get it done, solve the problems, and keep it real… the independent women who stand in their truth, on their own two feet, and stand up against injustice…
You’ve walked through fire.
We see you. We believe in you. We trust in you.
We are you… and this is our league.
Step into a culture where you can grow beyond the confines of your armor; where the beautiful game becomes an arena for elevating your leadership style; where you build your team for the next chapter of your journey.
This is our haven, and the world will know our presence.
Suit up and rise above.
We’re told it will take 108 years to close the gender gap. At that rate, not one of us will see it in our lifetime… and to that we say, “watch this.” It’s time to ignite the independent spirit in every woman.
Meritocracy is our standard,
diversity is our touchstone, and
opportunity is for everyone.
May we all experience worldwide equality and lead the next generation to greatness without a glass ceiling over our heads. Let’s make it so.
SUIT UP AND RISE ABOVE.
AS INDEPENDENT WOMEN, WE VOW TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
May, 19 2021
CARRIE TAYLOR TO LEAVE CLUB 9
Carrie Taylor is leaving her role with Club 9 Sports guiding the development of the Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL). The League is actively looking at a few strong candidates as her successor.
While her leadership will be missed at WISL, we are excited about the momentum she has provided as we build equity in the game of American soccer.
April, 16 2021
WISL INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER MEMBER CLUB – L.A. FORCE
The Los Angeles Force is the first club to officially join the newly-named Women’s Independent Soccer League (WISL). The club, led by President Bob Friedland, has a men’s side that currently plays in the National Independent Soccer Association. WISL expects to announce more club applications in the coming weeks ahead of WISL’s application to the United States Soccer Federation for Division II sanctioning. It targets play to begin in 2022.
April, 8 2021
INTRODUCING WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUE WISL
DIVISION II PRO: New Second Tier Pro League to Fill Gap in Women’s Game. This is the day that marks the birth of a new women’s professional soccer league – the Women’s Independent Soccer League, or WISL.
April, 8 2021
Becoming WISL: The Meaning Behind Our Name and Mark
How do you name a new league? We started by defining the essence of the league and let the name emerge in the process. Learn more about the backstory of our name and the mark that represents our new league.
April, 8 2021
INTRODUCING WISL – THE WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUE
Today marks the birth of a new women’s professional soccer league – the Women’s Independent Soccer League, or WISL. It is a league created by women for women. The league’s ownership group unveiled its name, branding, and symbolism across its varied social channels.
April, 2 2021
A TIME TO RISE: THE REASONS WE NEED A SECOND LEVEL WOMEN’S PRO SOCCER LEAGUE
A country as large as the USA — how can there be only ten professional women’s soccer teams? Especially when that country is the only 4X FIFA World Cup Champion. These are are the often unasked questions that clearly show the need for more professional soccer in America.