Michele Kang

Nationality: American
Clubs: Washington Spirit, OL Féminin, London City Lionesses
ECA Board Member since: 2023


Michele Kang is an American businesswoman, investor, and philanthropist. In 2022, she became the first woman of color to own a US based National Women’s Soccer League team, the Washington Spirit. In 2023, Kang signed an agreement with OL Groupe to acquire OL, Féminin creating the first-of-its-kind global multi-team women’s soccer organisation.

In December 2023, Kang further expanded her impact acquiring the London City Lionesses, the only fully independent women’s-only football Club among England’s top two professional women’s leagues.

She is committed to advancing women’s football with significant investment in upgrading infrastructure, building fandoms, expanding corporate sponsorship, and increasing media exposure. She was selected as one of Sports Business Journal’s 2022 Power Players in Women’s Sports, earned the 2023 Sports Business Journal Deal of the Year Award for her acquisition of the Washington Spirit, and was named to the Sports Illustrated Power List 2023: 50 Most Influential Figures in Sports. Kang is also the recipient of the 2023 Horatio Alger Award.