Women Leaders in College Sports Announces Partnership with The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association


July 23, 2020

Meg Dowd
Women Leaders in College Sports

Kansas City, Mo. – Women Leaders in College Sports (Women Leaders) announced today the establishment of a partnership with The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) through 2021.

This new partnership creates two exclusive benefits that are a value-add for the CPSDA membership: offering four virtual leadership programs through the Women Leaders Performance Institute and access to Women Leaders in College Sports membership inclusive of the 2020 virtual convention; Women Leaders X – Stronger Together!

Women Leaders in College Sports membership benefits provide exclusive content across multiple platforms, to an inspired community of thousands of women and men. These benefits include the opportunity to: access premier leadership content and training, connect with employers actively seeking strong candidates via the Career Connect platform and Executive Candidate List, share best practices and network with industry peers through Member Circles and our Mentoring Program, gain access to leadership content, tools and resources on the Leadership Hub and much more. 

“I am so excited for the professional content and networking opportunities that will be available to our members as a result of partnering with Women Leaders in College Sports. All of our members (men included!) will benefit from the passion and expertise that this organization brings to us”, says Amy Culp, CPSDA President. 

Women Leaders will work collaboratively with the CPSDA to build custom leadership programming effective August 2020 through July 2021. The programming, led by Patti Phillips and the Performance Institute team, is designed to ignite and foster the potential in leaders through self-reflection, coaching and training for leaders of all levels, in all industries.

"We have been greatly anticipating the start of our partnership with the CPSDA and this opportunity to provide impactful leadership training and career coaching for their members," says Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders. “Our organizational missions to develop and elevate leaders in sport are aligned and we excited to be connected to this talented group of professionals.”

The first CPSDA Performance Institute program offering, High Performance Habits for Leaders at Every Level, will take place virtually on August 12, 2020. Participants will gain key insights on how to sustain performance and lead at the highest level.

Additional session dates and topics will be provided to CPSDA members at a later date.

For more information on the Women Leaders Performance Institute, go here.


About the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association

The Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association's represents the vast majority of advanced practice registered dietitians in the United States who work full-time with athletes in colleges, professional sports, Olympic training centers, the U.S. Military and in law enforcement. CPSDA’s member-driven national not-for-profit organization speaks with one voice on behalf of America’s leading sports dietitians and is founded on the fundamental “food first” principle that “whole foods are the best fuel,” and that athletic programs operating at every level of competition will best serve their athletes when employing the full-time services of a sports dietitian.
CPSDA is dedicated to providing continuing education programs to keep sports dietitians apprised of new developments in the rapidly-evolving global food and dietary supplement supply; developing new education programs to prepare associate and student CPSDA members to become sports dietitians; and to partner with education-based organizations to restore and advance the firm belief that a varied balance of healthy whole foods is the optimal method of fueling athletic performance. 

About Women Leaders in College Sports

Founded in 1979, Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) is the only nationally recognized collegiate professional membership organization whose mission is to develop, connect, and advance women leaders working in intercollegiate athletics. More than 3,500 members strong, Women Leaders promotes the growth, leadership, and success of women as athletics administrators, conference commissioners, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes. Follow Women Leaders on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @WomenLeadersCS.