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Join Our Women of Color Initiative!

Recent News: Patti Phillips named as a Champion of Diversity and Inclusion by the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee for her development and leadership of the NACWAA Women of Color Initiative. 

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

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 

To download a PDF version of this information please click here.

To learn more, please contact Gina Krahulik at gkrahulik@nacwaa.org or by calling 816-389-8208.

Explore additional ways below to help build your network and further your career.