Twelve Victorian women will be given the support and skills they need to advance their finance knowledge for sport leadership thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced the successful candidates for the Change Our Game Finance for Non-Financial Managers Pilot Program.
The program is designed to support women leaders in sport to enhance their financial management skills – which are critical for success at the executive level in sport management.
The three-day training program is being delivered by the Labor Government’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation in partnership with Melbourne Business School and is specifically designed to support and empower women to progress their sports management careers.
One successful applicant is Stephanie Millar, currently Operations Manager at Calisthenics Victoria. Ms Millar is hopeful the course will enhance her prospects of Board positions at sports organisations.
The training will focus on the fundamentals of financial management and budgeting, accounting, risk assessment, contract management and planning to help the women advance their careers.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“More representation of women in sport is imperative to changing the game from the grassroots to the executive level.”
“This program is creating more opportunities for women to secure the leadership roles they are pursuing and equipping them with the skills they need to succeed.”
Quote attributable to Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Sarah Styles
“We’re working to ensure women in sport have every opportunity to secure leadership roles and they can thrive in those roles.”
Quote attributable to Calisthenics Victoria Operations Manager and program participant Stephanie Millar
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to learn new skills, which will help push my career to the next level.”
Reviewed 27 April 2022