Enright was appointed over the weekend as the first female in Australia to take on a Men’s World Cup, showing the ICC’s commitment to having more women in leaderships positions.

Earlier this year the ICC launched a new mentorship initiative for women, the 100% Future Leaders Programme, to provide stronger pathways for emerging female leaders.

The appointment comes after Oliva Thornton was named CEO of Cricket ACT in February this year, becoming the second State Association with a female CEO after the WACA.

WACA CEO Christina Matthews, who is a mentor in the Future Leaders Program, says Enright was a fantastic appointment;

“Michelle is an excellent leader and has extensive knowledge and the vast experience to lead the Men’s World Cup next year.

“It’s great to see women are getting more opportunities to take on these senior roles in cricket.

“A more diverse leadership team is proven to provide better decision making as it reflects the community and workplace more accurately.

“We need more sporting organisations to actively provide pathways and support for women to reach positions of leadership, and gain all the benefits that come with it.”

Currently in the WACA’s leadership positions, 40 percent of Board members and 63 percent of the executive management are women.

The WACA are also helping to create females leaders in the community through the WA Cricket Foundation’s Program, Cricket Inspire.

The Program is aimed at providing young women in high schools and local cricket clubs the opportunities and skills required to become future leaders.
Cricket Inspire develops leadership, collaboration and connectedness through workshops delivered by WACA staff, then encourages participants to build and embed leadership opportunities in their schools and clubs

WA Cricket Foundation funding helps support staff to facilitate leadership workshops and other support resources. 

Click here to learn more about the Foundation or to donate.