WeCOACH Expands Partnership with Return on Inclusion™

February 16, 2023 – WeCOACH is proud to announce an expanded partnership with industry-leading
diversity and inclusion experts, Return on Inclusion™ (ROI), that includes Inclusive Leader education for
the WeCOACH staff and Board of Directors. ROI is a is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion education
platform dedicated to developing inclusive leaders and fostering a culture of belonging across social and
cultural differences.

The ROI Inclusive Leader Bundle includes six modules covering inclusion priorities determined by athletic
administrators and coaches to be the areas of greatest developmental need. The learning modules focus
on belonging, cultural competence, bias & microaggressions, anti-racism & privilege, LGBTQ+ inclusion &
gender stereotypes, as well as the opportunity to create a personal leadership action plan. Upon
completion of the self-paced modules, each participant earns a ROI Inclusive Leader Certificate.

“I am excited for our staff and Board of Directors to partner with Nevin Caple and the entire ROI team to
provide this critical training for our WeCOACH leadership. ROI aligns with our organization’s values of
community and inclusion, and in everything we do, we want to model the way for fostering and cultivating
a caring, diverse, and inclusive community for all 7,000+ members. Nevin is a longtime NCAA Women
Coaches Academy faculty member, and we are grateful for her powerful impact on our community.” said
Vanessa Fuchs, WeCOACH CEO.

"Working with strategic partners who prioritize and invest in DEI learning for their Board and leadership
team alongside that of membership is paramount and sets the tone for collaboration,” said ROI Founder &
CEO, Nevin Caple. “This work becomes deeply personal and transformative when we take the time to
reflect on our own experiences and develop the skills to lead inclusively. I am grateful for Vanessa and her
team as WeCOACH continues to drive positive impact and exemplify who we can be as athletics

Through the WeCOACH Member Benefits Partners Program, ROI offers WeCOACH members exclusive
discounted pricing to help every coach and athletic administrator develop the skills and competencies
necessary to support student-athletes and achieve inclusive excellence in programs. For more
information on ROI, visit: roinclusion.com.

About Return on Inclusion
Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion learning platform dedicated to
developing inclusive leaders in college and high school athletics. The self-paced modules standardize
learning methods to ensure coaches, athletic administrators, and support staff develop the competencies
necessary to support student-athletes across social and cultural differences. ROI partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) which endorsed ROI for athletic
department-wide use across the country.

Founded in 2011, WeCOACH is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit dedicated to recruiting, advancing, and retaining
women coaches in all sports and levels through year-round professional growth & leadership development
programs. Prior to Title IX, over 90% of women’s collegiate sports teams were coached by women. Today,
50 years later, data indicates that number has decreased to a stagnant 41% in all three NCAA Divisions,
with only 7.3% women coaches of color. Five percent of women coach men's teams, and at the youth
level, the data is hard to estimate, approximately less than 20% of teams are coached by women. As part
of its year-long Title IX 50th Anniversary campaign, WeCOACH launched MOVE the NUMBERS to help
change the landscape for women coaches and to impact history for the next 50 years. For more
information, visit wecoachsports.org/50th.

Media Contact:
Whitney Showalter