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New Zealand Olympic WSLA celebrates graduates

A celebration event to recognise the achievements of the second intake of the New Zealand Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA NZ) was hosted last month.

Starting in 2019, 14 Olympians graduated from the 18-month programme and were presented their certification by the governor-general of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy.

The academy, which is run for New Zealand Olympians, provides a unique learning environment that supports the women to transition from sport performance to sport leadership. The programme saw the Olympians attend three workshops where they developed their leadership competencies and were linked into a global network of female leaders in sport.

Earlier in the year, the participants presented Special Projects addressing issues women and girls encounter in sport to a virtual audience of over one hundred people, including the national Minister of Sport and Minister of Women, and also the Chairs and CEOs of the Olympic Committee and Paralympic Committee, Sports Council and High Performance Sport NZ.

You can read the full press report by the organising team here, watch a video about the WSLA NZ here, and view photos from the graduation event here. Well done to all involved!

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