Women from culturally diverse backgrounds in leadership

There is a large underrepresentation of women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds who are leaders throughout many sectors, including sport. To increase organisational performance, social responsibility, membership and gender equality in the sport sector, there is a need to increase the number of women from CALD backgrounds as leaders.

Sports leadership roles exist in community clubs through to international organisations. Many roles exist, examples include a: team manager for children; club committee / board member; coach; umpire; senior marketing manager; CEO; and President.

To help create diverse and inclusive workplaces in sport, we need to understand what prevents or encourages you to be a leader. Your input will be combined with hundreds of other women’s and findings will be transferred into strategies to assist sport organisations. The following survey focuses on women who:

  • Want to become sport leaders
  • Are current sport leaders
  • Are not interested to become leaders in sport

To learn more and begin the survey, please click here to begin: https://vuau.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEEKoQVbsHGLxgV


Thank you for contributing to this important research.


Clare Hanlon, PhD

Professor, Susan Alberti Women in Sport Chair

Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Sport

Victoria University,

P.O Box 14428, Melbourne City MC, VIC 8001, Australia

P: +613 9919 4383

Twitter @hanlonclare

VU Women in Sport

Master of Sport Business and Integrity

Bachelor of Sport Management