Mitchell insists women are currently under represented in the top Scottish boardrooms.
"I think I was the only female director of a Scottish Premiership club this season, out of 12 clubs.
"If you take an average of five directors per club if not more, one woman out of a minimum of 60 it's not good at all."
"Yes we've got [chairwoman] Ann Budge coming up with [promoted] Hearts, we've got Leanne Dempster and Amanda Jones at Hibs, but they of course are in the Championship. So it doesn't look good."
Mitchell, though, admits times are changing.
"We are in a different position from 30 years ago when I first started supporting United," she explained.