A range of new initiatives are set to level the playing field for women and girls to play on, lead and succeed at all levels of the sport and recreation sector.
Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence said the initiatives would provide a much-needed injection to the sector and support women and girls looking to take on leadership roles.
“The inaugural Change Our Game Making the Call program is now underway,” Ms Spence said.
“The program is now under way with 21 participants taking part in a program that is the first of its kind, which aims to address the lack of gender diversity in sports broadcasting and create pathways for women’s voices in sport to be heard,” she said.
“The program provides women with the education and support to develop a career behind the microphone.”
Ms Spence said the program began as 23 up-and-coming female leaders in sport were awarded a Change Our Game Scholarship.
“[This takes] the total number of recipients to 190 Victorian women to benefit from professional development opportunities and training courses through the more than $1 million program,” the Minister said.
She said all the initiatives announced were part of the broader $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.