Get Involved

The Women in Sport Network is a mentoring and support network for women involved in sport management, administration and governance - or for those who would like to be.

To sign up contact the New Zealand Olympic Committee and we'll get in touch with you with great opportunities to help you develop your skills in sport management. We'll let you know about upcoming conferences, networking opportunities and where you can get the advice you need.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is committed to promoting awareness around women in sport – from grass roots through to executive management. We facilitate support and networking opportunities and, through research, distribute information on just how many women are involved in sport management and where.

Join the Women in Sport Network on LinkedIn.

Aspiring Women Olympic Leaders

The New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Aspiring Women Olympic Leaders (AWOL) programme is intended to help women to develop leadership capability and professional connections, enabling them to fulfil leadership roles that impact on sport in New Zealand and the world. Female athletes experience many issues on their retirement from competition including lack of money, little career experience and under-developed professional networks. This initiative provides targeted support to selected women, enabling them to enter and progress along a leadership pathway. Examples of this pathway include participating in leadership roles in the NZOC, IOC and international sport committees (including Athletes' Commission, Players Association, WADA), sport governance positions, coach development, team management or executive management roles.

This programme is open to all women who have represented New Zealand at an Olympic or Commonwealth Games. (Applications for the 2014 intake have now closed. The next intake will take place in 2015).