Why You Should Attend the Women Leaders National Convention

The Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, October 14-16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, is designed to develop women in their professional journey so they can advance in their career, while connecting them with a community of like-minded women. For three days, nearly 1,000 attendees from athletics and business will experience best-in-class leadership development and career advancement programming, and will walk away energized, engaged and motivated to explore their full potential!



Our keynotes deliver impactful messages throughout Convention with energy and enthusiasm. Discover new industry trends with recommendations on how to implement them once you return home! Our 2018 keynotes will be announced this summer. For now, take a look at our 2017 keynotes here.

Power Panels

A panel of practitioners share their knowledge, insight, and expertise on selected topics. There's something for everyone and you get to choose which panels to attend!

Women Leaders Tedx

During our Women Leaders Tedx talks, three speakers provide their thoughts on an umbrella topic with opportunities for Q&A at the end. 


You will love these smaller and more intimate sessions! Breakouts have a distinct conversational feel and cover a variety of content. Each time a breakout is announced, attendees will select two sessions to attend - so be sure to check your agenda beforehand!


Networking Opportunities

Leaders Lounge

Presented by Relation and Mutual of Omaha Sunday, October 14, 9-11 p.m.
Monday, October 15, 10-11 p.m.

Offered on both Sunday and Monday nights after Convention programming has concluded, gather in Pulse Loft with fellow attendees for additional networking and conversation.


Join fellow members to tour some of the most historic Atlanta sites! On Tuesday, October 16, we are offering tours of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the World of Coca-Cola. Read full details and visit their websites to see which might be perfect for you! 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Enjoy an opportunity to engage with your fellow Women Leaders in College Sports members while experiencing the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges, and the 100 Yard Club! This tour is perfect for all die-hard Falcon Fans, Atlanta United supporters, and those interested in exploring the architecture, and technology! Transportation will be provided. *Additional registration ($25) is required and is available to add-on to your regular Women Leaders National Convention registration.* 

World of Coca-Cola Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Team up with Women Leaders in College Sports members and explore the history of the world's most famous beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola, the dynamic, multimedia home of Coke's 128-year-old secret formula. Get closer than ever to the vault that holds this illusive recipe! See more than 1,200 rare artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Then take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience before sampling more than 100 different beverages. Transportation will NOT be provided, but the tour is within walking distance of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis*Additional registration ($20) is required and is available to add-on to your regular Women Leaders National Convention registration.*

Party for a Purpose

Presented by adidas Monday, October 15, 8 - 10 p.m.

Enjoy connection with fellow attendees, drinks, and a lively DJ in a tailgate themed atmosphere! There will be a variety of games for all and also space for those who would rather enjoy a cocktail with friends! Additionally, there will be a silent auction benefiting the Women Leaders Foundation Fund. Proceeds raised provide scholarships to all Women Leaders' educational programming. Our goal is to raise 100% of funding needed.