National Young Women In Sport Mentoring Program

Our workshop is open to early career or entry level women working across all areas of sport, sports administration and sports media.

The 2018 Melbourne Mentoring Workshop took place on Tuesday 17th July, 2018 at the GTV 9 studios with 13 participants. After the mentoring workshop participants were invited to attend the Networking Event at the National Sports Convention and the Male Champions of Change panel session.

Planning is under way to rollout our Mentoring Program in more cities around Australia in 2019 - stay tuned! 


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 early career or entry level women working across all areas of sport, sports administration and sports media, 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 relationships 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 the last 12 months we have held workshops in Melbourne and Sydney and we look forward to bringing workshops to more cities across Australia in 2019.


Our Experienced Program Team:

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

Bron Madigan: Managing Director – Dynamix Sport Projects, Board Member - Softball 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

  • 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.



The 2018 Young Women’s Mentoring Program fees are as follows (all fees are inclusive of GST):

  • Individual fee: $450 per person
  • Fee for Organisation Members who register more than one applicant: $405 per person


It’s Time to Move Your Career Forward

For more information please email Rae Turner, WSA Board Director at


Become a WSA Mentor

Our program is made possible through the generous support of WSA members, partners and associates who volunteer their valuable time as mentors. It's an opportunity for them to give back to the sporting community and support our next generation of female leaders in sport. If you are interested in becoming one of our WSA mentors, please contact Bron or Rae as above.