Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) would like to congratulate Development and Programs Manager Emily Rennes on being selected for Sport Australia’s 2022 Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program.
Rennes, who was one of 489 women across 34 sports that will benefit from the initiative, was excited to be selected for this opportunity.
“I’m stoked to find out I have been one of the women selected for the program, but more so to have the opportunity to give back to sport in Australia and internationally,” she said.
“Women are proud and passionate supporters of sport, regardless of gender or ability though, we all genuinely want to see more people enjoying the benefits sport can bring,” Rennes added.
Rennes will be using her grant to complete a Diploma of Governance, to further her studies in management and leadership after completing a Women’s Leadership Australia’s ‘Executive Ready’ course last year.
“I’m fortunate to have the wonderful support of Sport Australia, Tenpin Bowling Australia and colleagues throughout the sport, education and governance industry. I strongly believe in the capacity to lift community and humanity through the wonders of physical activity; as corny as that sounds!”
The program, which started in 2002, provides support to the next generation of women sports leaders by assisting women leaders, coaches and match officials with their career development.
Minister for Women Marise Payne said increasing the number of women leaders in sport was a priority for the Australian Government.
“We are pleased to support a program that empowers women in sport and helps organisations create more diverse and inclusive workplaces,” Minister Payne said.
WLIS is delivered by Sport Australia with the support of the Office for Women with individuals and organisations sharing in more than $526,000 in grants this financial year.
Seventy women will share $296,000 in funding for professional development opportunities while 13 sporting organisations will also share in $230,000 in funding to deliver leadership programs in their workplaces.