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Launch of SportWest’s newest Women in Sport Programs

SportWest, together with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, are pleased to announce the launch our new Women of Sport Programs.

This program offers three dynamic opportunities for women working/volunteering in sport through its Women of Sport programs. These programs are designed to empower and develop women leaders at various stages of their careers.

Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program is tailored for early to mid-career professional women who are preparing for their first or second leadership role in the sports industry. This program offers a blend of masterclasses, workshops, personal coaching, and mentorship to help participants enhance their leadership skills and career development.

Key components include:

  • Masterclasses and Workshops: Covering leadership confidence, communication, personal branding, and emotional intelligence.
  • Career Development: Personalized insights and strategies through expert strengths profiles and career coaching sessions.
  • Mentorship: Participants are matched with experienced mentors to provide guidance, share insights, and support their career aspirations.
  • Networking: Opportunities to connect with other women in sport through various events and networking functions​​.


Senior Leaders Program
The Senior Leaders Program is aimed at women in executive management positions such as CEOs, Executive Officers, and General Managers. This program focuses on developing a strong network of women leaders within the sports industry and enhancing their leadership capabilities.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Masterclasses and Workshops: Topics include adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic relationship building, and effective change management.
  • Nourish & Knowledge Sessions: These sessions offer a blend of knowledge sharing and networking to support continuous professional growth.
  • Personal Branding and Positioning: Workshops on leveraging LinkedIn for career development and leadership positioning​​.


Become a Mentor
SportWest also offers the opportunity to become a mentor as part of the Women of Sport Emerging Leaders Program. This role is designed for both male and female industry professionals who are keen to share their knowledge and experience to support the next generation of women leaders.

Benefits of becoming a mentor include:

  • Professional Growth: Enhancing leadership, communication, and coaching skills.
  • Networking: Connecting with industry professionals and emerging leaders.
  • Personal Satisfaction: Making a meaningful impact on mentees’ career development and professional journey​​.

Each of these programs is integral to fostering leadership and collaboration among women in the sports industry, providing them with the tools and networks necessary to excel in their careers.

Find out more and apply online.

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