Women's Leadership Symposium
April 25-27, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center
1535 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108

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

Who is eligible to attend? 

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    

Application & Selection Process

Applications for the 2018 WLS will open in January 2018. 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. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than March 9, 2018. You must be a Women Leaders member to attend.


Tuition for WLS is $100 and includes registration, meals (breakfast, lunch, breaks), (2) nights' hotel, and all program materials. Travel is NOT included. 


Thanks to the generous support of the Women Leaders in College Sports Foundation Fund, multiple WLS scholarships are made available for 2018. WLS scholarship applications will open in January 2018.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be received in writing by April 4, 2018. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the event. Refunds will not be granted after April 4, nor will they be given for no-shows, no exceptions.

Helpful Links

Questions? Contact Lisa R. Thuer, lisa@womenleadersincollegesports.org