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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
  • Individual Strengths and Values
  • Resume Buidling
  • Interviewing
  • Goal and Vision Setting

Who is eligible to attend:

Women aspiring for a career in intercolliegate athletics including but not limited to:

  • Graduate Students/Assistants
  • Athletics Interns
  • Entry-level Athletics Staff Members
  • Coaches transitioning into athletics adminstration


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.

Application and Selection Process

The online application for the 2014 WLS event (May 19-21 in Charlotte, N.C.) has closed and applications for the 2015 WLS will open in February 2015.

View the 2014 agenda here

Click to view Women's Leadership Symposium History & 2014 Committee Members

View 2014 WLS class list and photo album