The Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) provides unique development opportunities for female leaders in sport, to work alongside their organisations to impact and influence the global sporting landscape.
WSLA runs its annual Residential Week at the University of Chichester and approached Leading Edge to design and deliver engaging and impactful development for 21 WSLA 2022 delegates.
Our focus was creating space for the women to recognise the potential they have, both to bring about change in the sporting landscape and to feel empowered to start a movement that encourages more women into sports leadership.
Data on female leaders in sport globally, gathered through research by Dr Jordan Matthews at the University of Chichester, would play a pivotal role in providing the delegates with powerful insights to enable evidence-based conversations throughout the week, as well as informing how they subsequently work with their organisations to overcome themes highlighted in the research.
Team Coaches Tina Dullaghan and Sarah Wright from Leading Edge facilitated the week-long activities alongside former WSLA programme participants as co-facilitators.