The NACWAA Women of Color Initiative addresses the needs and barriers women of color experience in relation to access, advancement and retention in collegiate athletics. The initiative also provides a platform for NACWAA members to connect, address issues specific to women of color and advocate for one another. Components of this initiative include:
Collaborate /// Partner with NCAA Office of Inclusion
- Invite Women of Color to participate in focus groups and surveys for the NCAA Barrier Study
- Expand diverse speaker pool for all NACWAA educational programming
- Host Women of Color Fireside Chat at NACWAA National Convention
Connect /// Participate in NACWAA Mentoring Program
- Encourage participation as either a mentee or mentor
- Engage with your partner to gain or share valuable work insights
Convene /// Women of Color Leadership Chats
- NACWAA sends monthly emails to the Women of Color listserv that includes articles, NACWAA events, and highlights member’s career paths
- NCAA/NACWAA co-host quarterly calls to discuss topics and issues pertaining to Women of Color
- Registration for calls are required
- Attendees can submit questions before the call
Please note: this service is a benefit of NACWAA membership and currently available to members only.
Develop /// Attend Leadership Programming
- NCAA/NACWAA Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS)
- NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA)
- NCAA/NACWAA Leadership Enhancement Institute (LEI)
- NCAA/NACWAA Executive Institute (EI)
- Executive Leadership Summit
- NACWAA National Convention
- MOAA Symposium & NACWAA National Convention Scholarship
- NCAA Matching Fund for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Women Coaches & Officials Grant
Empower /// Join Job Link (formerly NACWAA Advancement Center)
- For mid-level women looking to advance
- Receive bi-weekly emails with list of mid/leadership level positions and relevant articles
- Notify interested applicants of openings
- Provide names to hirers recruiting for specific positions
- Review our Advancement Road Map, which is a checklist providing NACWAA members a straightforward guide to advancing
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