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.
Stella is General Manager, Community and Government Relations at Melbourne Victory, director on the Women’s Health East & Melbourne Victory FC Academy and a committee member of the School Sport Victoria Football sub-committee.
Stella formally worked for ‘Life. Be in it’ Australia where she spent close to 20 years in the area of community health and active recreation. She went on to form an ad agency with two of the former directors of Life. Be in it. working on government projects for community service campaigns.
Stella embodies what it means to be a Change Our Game Ambassador, she is passionate about encouraging other women to step up, take on more leadership opportunities and not be afraid to give it a go.
"What I would really love to see for young girls coming through is that we don't have to talk about Change Our Game in the future that this actually changes our game, that what we are doing here today and what the government is doing across the board in Victoria is actually building that platform so that the 12-year-old who can have my job, in some years to come, gets there much more easily than I might have done." - Stella Smith