Women Leaders Member Benefits

Women Leaders in College Sports is a member-based organization, and our mission is to develop, connect, and advance women working in college sports and beyond. Join our inspired community of more than 3,500 women and men, and you can immediately take advantage of our member benefits!


Leadership Programming

Apply to attend our year-round educational programming, created in partnership with the NCAA, which will position you for growth and development within our industry and beyond:

Women of Color (WOC) Initiative

In partnership with the NCAA Office of Inclusion, Women Leaders launched the Women of Color Initiative to address the needs and barriers women of color experience in relation to access, advancement, and retention in collegiate athletics. As a part of the initiative, Women Leaders hosts bi-monthly Women of Color Chats featuring special guests who address relevant industry topics.  

Mentorship Program

We provide the opportunity for members to connect and grow together in a fully virtual mentorship program. Talented up-and-comers will benefit from being paired with a member in the industry with similar experience and/or a similar professional path. Mentors will flex their leadership muscles and help shape the future of an aspiring woman in college athletics. The program is designed to identify short- and long-term goals, and enable mentees to formulate an effective plan for accomplishing their goals. 

Rising Stars

The Rising Stars program is an exclusive, members-only network for women just beginning your careers that provides action-oriented resources to help you develop in your career. You’ll get access to the Rising Stars resource center, quarterly newsletter, Facebook group, and more! 


Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention – October 14-16, 2018: Join Us in Atlanta!  

This three-day Convention is a can't-miss experience! It provides best-in-class leadership development and career advancement programming, through general sessions (with speakers like Sally Hogshead, Amy Cuddy, and Jill Ellis), Power Panels, TED-style talks, roundtable sessions, and an Executive Leadership Track. Discounted registration to the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention is available to all members. "I'm so glad I finally made it out to the Convention!" says Carrie LeCrom, the executive director at the Center for Sport Leadership. "What an amazing thing you and your team have put together. I was so impressed with how well run it was and the speakers were great. I'll definitely be back and will encourage others to attend as well!"

Member Circles

Join of our 15 Member Circles, and you'll gain opportunities for mentoring, skill enhancement, and overall industry impact. Our Cirlces are made up of members who work in specialty groups within athletics, including: development, coaches transitioning to administration, directors of basketball operations, strength & conditioning coaches, Title IX, athletic training, student-athlete mental health, and academics/student-athlete development.


Gain leadership experience by serving on a Women Leaders in College Sports National Committees including our National Convention Local Organizing Committee, Awards Committee, Membership Committee, and Nominating Committee.  

Happy Hours

Connect and convene in your own city! Inspired by a Philadelphia-area group of Women Leaders in College Sports members, member-led Happy Hours are a perfect opportunity to grow your professional community in your area. Plus, we'll send you a kit of goodies to help you get started!

Industry Events and Receptions

Join fellow Women Leaders member, friends, and partners at some of the industry's biggest events, including the annual NCAA Convention, the NACDA Convention, the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament, the WBCA Convention, and more. 


Executive Candidate List

The Executive Candidate List is a confidential (among peers), non-exclusive list of women who have the experience and desire to advance into senior leadership positions within the next one to three years. We send the list to search firms and search committees upon request, and you’ll also receive the Executive Insider email with senior leadership jobs. 

Job Postings and Job Link

Browse open positions for administrative jobs, coaching positions, internships, and more on our website. Then, stay on top of open job opportunities at every level through our Job Link email, which is sent bi-weekly to every member.

Career Road Map

A checklist providing a straightforward guide and access to the best leadership education, development and networking opportunities in intercollegiate athletics

Plus, there are so many more benefits for women at every career level!