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NCAA/NACWAA Women's Leadership Symposium

The NCAA/NACWAA 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
  • Leadership
  • Title IX
  • Diversity Education
  • Career Advancement/Mapping

Who is eligible to attend:

  • Graduate Students/Assistants
  • Athletics Interns
  • Entry-level Athletics Staff Members (0-2 years of experience)


This program is free to all accepted participants and includes program materials and two-nights stay at the program hotel. Participants are responsible for travel costs to and from the symposium.

Applications for WLS are now closed. 

Application and Selection Process
The online application for the 2014 WLS event (May 19-21 in Charlotte, NC) has closed and selected participants will be notified the week of April 14. 

View the tentative 2014 agenda here

Click to view Women's Leadership Symposium History & Current Committee Members