National Young Women In Sport Mentoring Program

Are you looking to launch your career in sport or striving take it to the next level? If the answer is a resounding “YES” then the WSA Young Women’s Mentoring Program, designed for women aged 18 – 30, is for you.

Mentoring is a proven and practical way to encourage the participation and advancement of women in the workforce.  The creation of supportive ‘role-model’ based relationship allows a more experienced individual to guide, encourage and support the mentee as she strives to achieve identified aspirations and goals.

Successful leaders regularly cite their mentors as having played a critical role in their career success. The mentor can certainly open doors that might have otherwise been closed.

Over the past three years, WSA’s Mentoring Program has provided opportunities for over 100 women to form mentoring partnerships with female and male senior sports leaders.

In 2017, we will hold workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane - Melbourne details are below, with Sydney and Brisbane dates to be confirmed. 

Our Experienced Program Team:

Carol Fox: President – WSA, Principal Trainer & Executive Coach – Confident Communication for Leaders

Bron Madigan: Managing Director – Dynamix Sport Projects

Margot Foster AM: Chair – Vicsport, Director – Talk the Talk, Committee member – Women of the MCC, Committee member – Olympians Club of Victoria

Our Program Structure:

WSA’s Young Women’s Mentoring Program recognises the importance of the mentor/mentee matching process and this is addressed proactively from the outset to optimise the outcome.

Mentees will attend a Professional Workshop focusing on:

  • Being a Confident Leader

  • The Art of Networking

  • How to get on Boards and Committees

  • Career Pathways

There will be a minimum of 3 one-to-one sessions between the mentor and mentee. You won’t be left to work it out yourself! Regular Program Communication will be in place throughout, providing guidance to mentors and mentees and ensuring progress is being made.

Our program concludes with an evaluation to assess how well it has met expectations and assist future enhancement.

Your Commitment:

  • Active engagement in the Professional Workshop

  • A minimum of 3 meetings between the mentor and mentee

Benefits of the Mentoring Program:

  • Providing a supportive environment for personal development and increasing self-esteem and confidence;

  • Providing mentees with new skills, industry knowledge and a personal development plan and pathway options.


2017 Young Women’s Mentoring Program fees are as follows (all fees are inclusive of GST):

  • Individual WSA member fee: $400 per person
  • Individual non-member fee: $450 per person
  • For applicants whose employer is a WSA organisation member: $350 per person

It’s Time to Move Your Career Forward

For more information please email Bron Madigan, Dynamix Sport Projects at

Melbourne 2017 Program Launch Workshop:

Friday 28th July 1:30-5:30pm

Followed by Networking Event 6-8pm (chance to meet potential mentors):

Hall & Wilcox, Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne