#GivingTuesday November 29

Thank you for the beautiful display of generosity during yesterday's Giving Tuesday campaign. Together we raised $7350 including the match from a big-hearted donor, almost double the amount we hoped to raise! Your response to our campaign has left us humbled and grateful. On behalf of every woman coach who will benefit from our work in 2017, THANK YOU!

Upcoming Programs & Events

Women Coaches Leadership Forum

Hosted in Partnership with America East, Ivy League, MAAC, NEC, and Patriot League
Thur, Dec 15
The Univ. of Hartford
Learn More

Meet & Greet

US Rowing Convention
Thur, Dec 1
Sheraton | Springfield, Mass
5:30-6:30pm

Meet & Greet

NFCA Convention
Thur, Dec 8
Marriott Salon F-G
New Orleans
5:00-6:00pm

Meet & Greet

AVCA Convention
Fri, Dec 16
Columbus, OH
Greater Columbus Conv. Ctr B242–243
4:45-5:30pm

Meet & Greet

NFHCA Convention
Wed, Jan 5
Naples, FL
Naples Beach Hotel
9:00-10:00pm

Women’s Luncheon

NSCAA Convention
Fri, Jan 13
Los Angeles
More details TBA


How can you help us make a difference?

Join the Alliance.

Alone, your voice may not be heard, but when we join our voices together, we can create change. Because of the Alliance, women coaches everywhere are louder, stronger, braver and more respected. We are fearless advocates, defenders, supporters and promoters for our profession. By empowering women to be more aware of the realities of our profession, we are expanding career opportunities for women at all levels and in all sports.

We provide a safe haven where you can speak you mind and develop your skills. Our professional growth opportunities can help you unlock more of your leadership potential. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit.

Is your goal to achieve a winning record? We can help. Hoping to inspire a promising young athlete to pursue a career in coaching? Done. Want to help elevate the role of women coaches at a national level? We’re on it.

Being a woman and a professional coach isn’t always easy. Yet female athletes are in desperate need of positive coaching, strong female role models and real-life examples of successful women in dynamic careers.

Together we will make our voices heard. Together we are making a difference. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!

Why more women coaches are needed:

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In 1972, when Title IX was enacted, more than 90% of women’s teams were coached by females. Today, that number is only 43%.

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Female head coaches comprise only 41.1% of head coaches of women’s teams in “big time” athletic programs. (That means approximately 6 out of 10 women’s teams are coached by men!)

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In research released by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, 74% of women executives surveyed say that a sport background can help accelerate a woman’s leadership and career potential. Having positive female coaches as leaders and role models allows young girls to say “If I can see her, I can be her!”

Acosta/Carpenter. (2014). Women in Intercollegiate Sport. A Longitudinal, National Study, Thirty Seven Year Update, 1977-2014.

LaVoi, N. M. (2016, February). Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2015-16

EY and espnW. (2014). Making the Connection Between Women, Sport, and Leadership.