Strong Women Network

Strong Women Network

The Strong Women Network is an exciting mentorship program which matches current women student-athletes with women from the University of Melbourne community who have been involved in high performance sport.

The Network enables women students-athletes to develop crucial leadership and vocational skills, networks, and career pathway opportunities through mentorship and professional workshops held at the University.

Important Dates

  • Registrations now open
    • Register as a student here
    • Register as a mentor here
  • Monday 27 April - Strong Women Network Launch: meet-your-match breakfast or online
  • Tuesday 2 June - Networking Event with guest speaker
  • Thursday 20 August - Networking Event with guest speaker
  • Tuesday 20 October - Strong Women Network celebration and end of formal mentoring partnerships

Benefits of participating

  • Expand your Strong Women network with other mentors and mentees associated with the University of Melbourne
  • Give back to the University community by helping shape the next generation of UoM Strong Women
  • Access up-and-coming women student-athletes for professional recruitment purposes
  • Share your legacy: Your experiences, professional expertise and lessons learned are too valuable to keep to yourself!
  • Elevate your resume: Mentorship speaks volumes of your positive character and willingness to invest in the development of your peers

Register as a mentor here.


Benefits of participating

  • Career planning and professional development
  • Introduction to new professional networks
  • Increase your confidence in networking and your professional communication skills
  • Working through problems from a new perspective
  • Translating leadership skills as an athlete into your professional career
  • Practical advice that will help you find a job

Register as a student here.



  • 3+ years professional career experience
  • Commit to meeting with a mentee once per month throughout the program (March until end of October). This can be in person or via skype (or similar).
  • Previous involvement in high-performance sport


  • 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students, or currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree
  • Current involvement in high-performance sport
  • Commit to meeting with a mentor once per month throughout the program (March until end of October). This can be in person or via skype (or similar).
Screening and Matching Process

Due to the popularity of the Strong Women Network, student selection for this program is competitive.

When matching mentors and mentees, we consider areas of sport, study, professional experience, and interest areas of both individuals and try to match accordingly.

Selection of students and mentors to participate in the Strong Women Network is at the discretion of Melbourne University Sport.

To discuss the program in greater detail before registering please contact the Strong Women Coordinator: