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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 2019 (Application opens)
  • March 2019 (Applicants notified of status)
  • April 24-26, 2019 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 2019 WLS will open in January 2019 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. You must be a Women Leaders member to attend.