Our country has an incredible connection to sport. Every Australian should have the opportunity to be involved in sport – as a participant, an official, an administrator or as a volunteer.
From grassroots to the elite level, it's imperative that the sport sector increases the representation of women and girls in sport to better reflect Australian society and create a fairer and more inclusive environment.
Harnessing the full potential of women and girls in sport will create positive social and economic change, with benefits for individuals, communities, sports organisations and the broader sports industry (PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2019).
Best practice examples
WOMEN LEADERS IN SPORT
To help achieve gender equality in sport, the Australian Sports Commission established the Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program. The program has supported more than 26,000 women and more than 800 sport organisations to support women leaders within sport.
THIS GIRL CAN - VICTORIA
This Girl Can, a VicHealth initiative, is all about empowering Victorian women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level.