Tennis Australia launches community leadership program for women
As part of its ongoing commitment to addressing gender inequality in leadership, Tennis Australia today launched its Women Leaders in Tennis program which kicked off at the Australian Open.
As a key part of Tennis Australia’s Women and Girls Plan, the Women Leaders in Tennis program will provide existing and emerging tennis leaders with tools and networks to help them advance in their careers.
The four-month program combines face-to-face group activities, self-paced interactive online projects and mentorship in a welcoming educational environment that helps participants build their confidence and skills as community tennis leaders.
The Women and Girls Plan is funded by a $12 million federal government grant, announced in January 2019, which helps Tennis Australia build on its already strong initiatives for women in sport.
Tailored development programs, mentorship and career pathways that improve access, opportunity, inclusion and empowerment for women and girls in tennis are all key initiatives in the plan, with the ultimate goal of achieving gender equality in tennis.
Australian Sport Minister Richard Colbeck said the government was very proud of its investment in tennis which is helping to increase the participation of women and girls in this great sport, commenting “we want to encourage more women and girls to be more active, more often”. on the field and have fun while they participate.
“In partnership with Tennis Australia, we are confident that our investment of $12 million will enable more women and girls to play, coach, referee and volunteer, as well as help lead the tennis at all levels.
More than 30 Victorian women attended the launch of the Women Leaders in Tennis programme, with participants also recognizing the centenary of the first women’s singles competition at the Australasia Championships in 1922.
Vicki Reid, Head of Government, Community and Stakeholder Relations at Tennis Australia, added: “It is a priority for us to provide women with more opportunities to refresh, renew and rebuild the essential skills that they need to step into leadership roles, so that our leadership in tennis is truly representative of our diverse tennis community.
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