Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that there will be a female manager in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is confident that Manchester United will eventually launch a women's team.
Liverpool Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Women's Super League Spring Series despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.
Carli Lloyd delivered again on the big stage as Manchester City Women swept aside Birmingham City Ladies 4-1 in the Women's FA Cup final.
"My deepest thanks to everyone at Arsenal Football Club for making it possible for me to pursue my childhood dream," Smith said.
Arsenal Ladies player Casey Stoney has admitted people questioned whether she was a girl when she was growing up because of her ability on a football