Press Release

Justworks Partners With Angel City Football Club to Level the Playing Field for Women in Business and Sports

The partnership supports former women’s soccer players starting their own businesses in Los Angeles and beyond

NEW YORK (January 31, 2024)  – Justworks today announced a new partnership with Angel City Football Club (ACFC). Justworks and ACFC are committed to empowering women–Justworks in entrepreneurship and ACFC in sports. Justworks joins the club as a Founding Level Partner and the club’s Official Payroll, HR Compliance, and HR Benefits Sponsor.

Building upon Justworks’ existing social impact programs like and the Spring Forward Fund, 10% of Justworks’ sponsorship will be allocated to providing grants and valuable support to former athletes and future entrepreneurs through Angel City’s Player 22 Future Program. The partnership will also materialize through additional community building initiatives like a Small Business Training Camp, Community Workshops, and Local Small Business Storytelling. 

“ACFC is delighted to welcome Justworks into the ACFC family and looks forward to the positive impact this partnership will have on our community,” said Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of ACFC. “With the additional programming and opportunities around this particular partnership, we are going to be helping aspiring entrepreneurs as well as supporting our incredible Player 22 Future Program.”

Justworks currently provides payroll, HR tools, benefits, and compliance support to over 11,000 small businesses nationwide, and more than 700 in Southern California. In partnering with ACFC, the company will continue to foster a dynamic ecosystem of small businesses in Los Angeles and beyond, providing them with the platform and support they need to run and grow their businesses with confidence. 

“At Justworks, we envision a world where starting and running a business is accessible for all,” says Lauren Yildirim, VP and Chief of Staff at Justworks. “There’s a lot of alignment between our mission and ACFC’s ongoing commitment to equity, access, and leveling the playing field for women in sports and business. We’re excited to be partnering with ACFC and we can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish together through the Player 22 program and beyond.”

For press inquiries, please contact Justworks’ PR team at [email protected] and ACFC’s PR team at [email protected].

About Justworks

Justworks is a technology company that levels the playing field for all small businesses. Through its software and as a partner, Justworks helps its customers take care of their teams, streamline their operations and navigate the complex aspects of managing a workforce with confidence. To achieve this, Justworks is uncompromising in its focus on building products for small businesses and understanding their unique needs. Justworks’ flexible platform empowers small businesses to assemble powerful self-service capabilities to meet their payroll, tax, HR and compliance needs. Plus, Justworks offers award-winning human support, on-demand expertise and access to high-quality benefits designed for the modern workforce. To learn more, visit, and follow along on Twitter @Justworks, LinkedIn @Justworks- and Instagram @Justworks.

About Angel City Football Club

Angel City Football Club (ACFC), a member of the National Women's Soccer League, has completed its second season at BMO Stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Angela Hucles Mangano serves as the team’s General Manager. Becki Tweed serves as Head Coach.

Learn more about ACFC at and follow the team on social media @weareangelcity. Season tickets for the 2024 season are on sale now with limited quantities. Fans are encouraged to purchase soon at

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