Our Purpose

We champion women leaders.

Our Mission

Women Leaders in College Sports is the premier leadership organization that develops, connects, and advances women working in college sports and beyond. Women Leaders takes a pro-active role in advancing women into positions of influence and powerfully shapes the landscape of women leaders.

We achieve our mission through the following strategic objectives:

  • Women Leaders offers educational programs, networking and mentoring experiences, resources, and professional and personal development opportunities to its members.
  • Women Leaders promotes the growth, leadership, success, and advancement of women as athletics administrators, professional staff, coaches, and student-athletes.
  • Women Leaders provides a forum to facilitate discussion among its members on a myriad of topics pertaining to women in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Women Leaders is committed to taking a leadership role by advocating on behalf of the membership on pertinent national issues.

Our Values

Women Leaders in College Sports is guided by the following values:

  • Excellence: We strive to be the best professional organization for women’s athletics by pursuing excellence in every facet of the organization
  • Leadership: We are devoted to developing the leaders of tomorrow while guiding and supporting our membership on national issues
  • Diversity: We embrace women of every race, color, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, and ability
  • Equity: We believe in equal opportunity for women in all areas and that equality for women in athletics is imperative
  • Education: We are committed to contributing to our members professional development through mentoring, networking and educational programming
  • Advocacy: We support the advancement of women in athletics and take responsibility for advancing pertinent issues for women at all levels
  • Empowerment: We strive to provide women with the tools and the support to be successful in their professional and personal lives
  • Commitment: We remain steadfast in our efforts to nurture our membership and serve their professional development needs at the highest possible level