Benefits of Membership

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Becoming a member of NACWAA is the first step in making a commitment to continue the advancement of women within intercollegiate athletics. When joining NACWAA, you are joining a network of professional women who  advocate, promote, inspire, empower, celebrate and support women working in the various fields of intercollegiate athletics.


  • Valuable networking and professional development opportunities that open doors to career advancement including National Convention, regional programming, leadership institutes and on-campus events.

  • Submit your career interests and résumé confidentially through our Job Link so that when search firms and hiring committees call NACWAA for qualified candidates, your name will be on the list.

  • Join one of the many NACWAA Circles, which provide members who share common interest or industry specialties a platform for mentoring, skill enhancement and overall industry impact.
  • For high-level women ready to advance into athletic director, conference commissioner or CEO positions in the next 3-5 years, join the Candidate List to stay apprised of industry opportunities, tell us your career interests and identify future opportunities.
  • Have a voice and proactively address the needs and barriers women of color experience in relation to access, advancement and retention in collegiate athletics through the NACWAA Women of Color Initiative. As a part of the initiative, NACWAA and the NCAA co-moderate quarterly conference calls featuring special guests that address relevant industry topics.
  • For members early in their careers, the Rising Star Program assists young professionals in identifying and utilizing skills to strengthen their brand and be more intentional about their development.
  • To equip members with tools and resources that will keep them competitive in the workforce, NACWAA identified a list of experienced individuals to assist in best positioning job seekers for their next career step in the newly created Résumé Services & Career Coaching Resource Center
  • Inspired by a Philadelphia-area group of NACWAA members, we help members convene in their own cities through NACWAA Happy Hours. NACWAA will send a Happy Hour Toolkit and empower members to invite professionals working in sports in the area to convene to network and connect.
  • Access to the Advancement Road Map, a checklist providing a straightforward guide and access to the best leadership education, development and networking opportunities in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Discounted registration to the NACWAA National Convention, which offers the best educational leadership and professional development opportunities in the industry.

  • Grant and scholarship opportunities to all NACWAA programming and events.

  • Leadership Minutes: videos and webisodes featuring top administrators and leaders in college athletics. Gain expert advice and hot-topic insight from these headline makers and trailblazers.

  • Exclusive access to opportunities for advancement and professional development through valued partners such as the NCAA, Alliance of Women Coaches and Women’s Sports Foundation.

  • Members-only customized content on which informs, connects and inspires women at every career level.

  • Weekly Update emails that feature member news, NACWAA events and exclusive opportunities.

  • The opportunity to serve on working NACWAA committees including Awards, Advancement Committee and Nominating.

  • A special low rate for annual subscriptions to Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal.




  • Invitation to valuable networking opportunities to introduce fellow NACWAA members to your company and services through local and national events and programming.

  • Recognition at as a Corporate Member/Partner for one year.

  • Weekly Update emails that feature member news, NACWAA events and exclusive opportunities.

  • Discounted registration to the NACWAA National Convention, which offers the best educational leadership and professional development opportunities in the industry.

  • Member access to, which informs, connects and inspires.

  • Demonstration of your commitment to the advancement of women in intercollegiate athletics and support of a non-profit organization shaping the landscape of women leaders.

Ready to join? Click one of the buttons below to create a account and start the membership process. If you have an existing account, please click one of the RENEW NOW buttons (you will be asked to log in before renewing).