Mission: Nacwaa is the premier advocacy organization that empowers, develops, assists, celebrates, affirms, involves and honors women working in all fields of intercollegiate athletics and takes a pro-active role in advancing women into positions of influence. Nacwaa: -offers educational programs, networking and mentoring experiences, resources and professional and personal development opportunities to its members. -promotes the growth, leadership, success, and advancement of women as athletics administrators, professional staff, coaches and student-athletes. -provides a forum to facilitate discussion among its members on a myriad of topics pertaining to women in intercollegiate athletics. -takes a leadership role by advocating on behalf of the membership on pertinent national issues.
Programs: Nacwaa offers a wide range of educational programming, professional development seminars, and networking opportunities to all members, no matter the level of their career. Nacwaa supports an interactive website with job announcements, meeting and event information, news and resources about title ix and other issues, industry updates, and forums and blogs with other members and industry experts. Nacwaa publishes a weekly update email and an annual newsletter. Nacwaa offers scholarship opportunities to all nacwaa programming and events.
the nacwaa national convention is the premier conference for women working in intercollegiate athletics. Attended by athletics directors, conference commissioners, coaches, senior woman administrators and staff from all divisions of intercollegiate athletics, this annual gathering provides three days of inspiration, leadership training, networking and engaging speakers. It also allows nacwaa members to gather, share and discuss best practices, current issues, trends and changes affecting intercollegiate athletics.
nacwaa has partnered with the ncaa to regularly offer three professional/leadership development programs with the goal of providing a beneficial experience to every female athletic administrator - no matter where she is in her career. The primary objective of the ncaa/nacwaa programming is to provide opportunities for women working in intercollegiate athletics administration to increase their skills and enhance opportunities for growth in the field. Programs include the institutes for administrative advancement, leadership enhancement institute, and the executive institute.