The South West Women in Sport Leadership program will provide leadership training to 25 women who are currently involved in sporting clubs, local government or the broader sport sector.
The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.
The Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation was established in late 2014 to advise the Victorian Minister for Sport on practical actions that the sector could adopt to enhance participation by women and girls to increase their engagement in leadership and governance roles.
Following the Inquiry, in 2015, Minister for Sport John Eren launched the Victorian Government's Change Our Game initiative, designed to encourage the sport and recreation sector to challenge gender stereotypes and help women and girls become leaders.
The Honourable John Eren MP is the Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for Veterans, a position he has held since December 2014.
Dr Bridie O'Donnell MBBS is a world-record breaking cyclist who took up full-time riding at the age of 35, quickly rising through the ranks to represent Australia at three World Championships.