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Gender Equity Pledge


Since our inception in 2005, Women Sport Australia has supported and worked in collaboration with stakeholders from around Australia and the world to improve opportunities for girls and women in sport and recreation – both on and off the field.

A lot has changed since 2005, but not enough. Not yet.

Whilst the momentum is building, so too is the sense of urgency to effect meaningful change to Australian society to ensure equality across all areas of sport – access, participation, policy, leadership, coverage, remuneration and so much more.   

You’re invited to be a part of this change, by taking the Gender Equity in Sport Pledge.

What is the Gender Equity in Sport Pledge?

It’s simple – it’s a collective commitment:

“I am taking affirmative action to create equity for girls and women in sport, until we reach the point where this is a given rather than a goal.”

By signing up to the Pledge you are demonstrating your support for Women Sport Australia’s work to influence gender equality in sport and foster the participation of women and girls in active, healthy lifestyles.

Are you in?  


We will keep you in the loop on the work being untaken by Women Sport Australia to level the playing field for girls and women in sport and recreation.

Organisations who have taken the Gender Equity in Sport Pledge:

Women in Sport WA

Women In Sport WA showcases women and girls sports in Western Australia and beyond. We aim to champion the ‘inner girl’ from grassroots sports too elite. We are innovative, informal, inclusive and of course inspiring. We are the IN , in Women sport. Social media is our main tool for engagement you can find us on Instagram, Fb, Tiktok, Youtube and Twitter.

Women of Sport Australia Network

WOSAN provides occasions for women who work in sport to come together four times a year and, over an informal but very enjoyable lunch, make new friends, catch up with old ones, meet people who have only been on the other end of an email or a phone call, exchange ideas and stories and introduce each other to each other for the good of women and for the good of sport.
Women’s Coaching Association

Our mission at the WCA is to encourage and empower women and girls to coach sport by providing support, network opportunities, education and a voice for women and girls who coach.

Siren: A Women in Sport Collective

Siren: A Women in Sport Collective is a not-for-profit collective of Australian women’s sports advocates, content creators and fans who for years—decades even—have been left wanting more from mainstream coverage of women in sport.
Realising we could achieve more together than separately, we combined our skills, experience and knowledge to create Siren: A Women in Sport Collective.
Our mission is to elevate women’s voices alongside other diverse and marginalised voices to deliver feminist content that challenges the status quo of sport media.

Shona Joy

Shona began selling her hand painted designs at the iconic Bondi Beach and Paddington Markets in 2000. From humble beginnings, the Shona Joy brand has continued to grow and evolve. Still based in Sydney, Australia – Shona Joy is powered by a close-knit team, led by Shona and grounded by a mutual love of designing for real women and creating dresses for celebrating life in.
We don’t believe in disposable fashion, with a mission to design the pieces that will be treasured as part of your wardrobe forever – striving to create pieces that transcend any season, occasion, day or evening and look just as glamorous in heels or bare feet.
To support the campaign toward gender equity for women in sport, Shona Joy is proud to support the incredible work of WSA to inspire, attract, retain and develop women in sport and aid their advancement in the workforce as, athletes, coaches, managers or executives.

Multicultural Women in Sport

Multicultural Women in Sport aims to create pathways for increased participation of women from multicultural backgrounds in sport for their empowerment, their general well-being and a sense of belonging to the community. Some of the Strategic Initiatives of MWS include: 1. Reducing the barriers to sports participation experienced by multicultural women in Australia. 2. Educating women on the benefits of participating in sport. 3. Educating sporting bodies and other relevant stakeholders on ways to include multicultural women into formal and social formats of their respective sports. 4. Acting as conduits between sporting organisations and community organisations to promote the participation of women in sports. 5. Advocate to government, business and the broader sporting community the importance of supporting multicultural women to participate in sport. 8. Promote fitness amongst women of multicultural backgrounds for a healthier lifestyle.

Women Sport Gold Coast

A place for women in sport on the Gold Coast (and our male champions) to come together and network, share and support each other. We will be organising informal networking events and sharing information that can support you in your role in sport. As former President of Women Sport Australia, I have seen first hand the benefits of groups like this to support and encourage each other and I cant wait to meet you and see what you share with us. This group is an inclusive space to support women in sport on the GC. Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues in sport, to this group. Look forward to welcoming you.

Women Leaders of Sport

Amplifying, advocating for, and supporting women working in sport across Australia.

Female Athlete Network

The Female Athlete Network is here to start the conversation about training, performance and the menstrual cycle, no matter what level of sport you play. It is here to break down barriers. It is a platform to seek information, and referral to in-the-know practitioners who can help the female athlete on their path to peak performance, across all aspects of Female Athlete Wellbeing. Period.

Advancing Women in Business and Sport

Advancing Women is an Australian based, globally focussed, research, consulting and advisory firm. Assisting clients in both sport and industry to move workplace gender equality, diversity and inclusion goals from conversation to action.

Boob Armour

Boob Armour are Protective inserts for females playing contact, impact & ball sports, with the added advantage of minimising boob bounce when running & jumping and the associated pain. An official AFL/AFLW & Basketball Australia Licensed product and fitting snugly into any sports bra or crop top Boob Amour inserts are designed to support and protect the breasts by absorbing impact and therefore alleviating injury. Worn by female athletes playing not only Australian rules and basketball but soccer, rugby, hockey, cricket, lacrosse, netball etc, Boob Armour is a grass roots product recommended for girls from 8 years upwards. Weighing approximately 15gm each and only 2mm thick, females are feeling more confident to play their toughest knowing their boobs are protected.

Stella Athlete Management

A boutique female athlete management agency providing holistic professional advice and guidance to elite & emerging female athletes and support the athlete in and out of competition. We pride ourselves on understanding the unique challenges for female elite athletes, empowering athletes to make informed decisions through advice, education and support, and challenging limitations and finding solutions.