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NCAA and Women Leaders in College Sports Women’s Leadership Symposium

The NCAA/Women Leaders in College Sports Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS) is developed for women aspiring to or just beginning a career in intercollegiate athletics. This program aims to enrich participants’ skills, expand their professional network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration. This program will ask participants to take an active role in exploring:

  • Personal Branding
  • Individual Strengths and Values
  • Resume Building
  • Interviewing
  • Goal and Vision Setting

Key Dates

  • January 2018 (Application opens)
  • March 9, 2018 (Applicants notified of status)
  • April 25-27, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri (Program dates and location)


Women aspiring for a career in intercollegiate athletics, including, but not limited to:

  • Graduate Students/Assistants
  • Athletics Interns
  • Entry-level Athletics Staff Members
  • Coaches transitioning into athletics administration
  • You must hold membership with Women Leaders

Cost of attending

Tuition for WLS is $100 and includes registration, meals (breakfast, lunch, breaks), (2) nights' hotel, and all program materials. Travel is NOT included.


Applications for the 2018 WLS will open in January 2018 on the Women Leaders in College Sports website. Applications will be reviewed by the Women Leaders in College Sports Education & Professional Development Committee and selections are made based on ensuring diversity in age, administrative duties, division and ethnicity. 100 participants will be selected to attend. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than March 9, 2018. You must be a Women Leaders member to attend.