GCSAA Women’s Leadership Academy

Unleash your potential, empower your future, inspire the way!

The GCSAA Women’s Leadership Academy, Nov. 7-9, 2023, is focused on providing women in the turfgrass industry with education, mentoring and networking enabling participants to unleash their potential, empower their future and become inspirational leaders.

The 2 1/2-day event (with a keynote reception the first night) will guide participants from all walks of the industry and various years of professional experience on a path of discovery aimed at breaking down barriers and producing a spark to inspire women to be successful leaders. This will be provided in four segments:

  • Self-discovery: who you are and how to be the best you can be.
  • Understand others: what motivates colleagues and team members.
  • Communicate effectively: building relationships and collaboration.
  • Inspire: make a difference in the world on a small or greater scale.

The Women’s Leadership Academy will be headlined by Suzy Whaley, PGA Master Professional and first woman to serve as president of the PGA of America. Whaley, who has a unique understanding of the work of turfgrass professionals, having worked side by side with many GCSAA members, will speak to her experience in the golf industry and relate it to turfgrass professionals during a fireside chat at the opening evening reception where participants will be able to ask questions in a conversational format.

Space is limited; apply now

  • Forty participants will be selected.
  • Applications opened July 7 and will close Aug. 7.
  • The selected participants will be notified by Aug. 25.

(You do not need to be a GCSAA member to apply, but you must create a GCSAA login to access the application.)