About Minerva

Women supporting Australian women in the business of sport

When a group of like-minded business leaders start talking, things happen. A heartfelt conversation about the need to support our elite female athletes, on and off the field, soon became an idea built on three key values.


We support elite female athletes who compete in team and individual sports. We collaborate with sports organisations and governing bodies to ensure that the athletes’ holistic needs are met.


There are no egos here. Everyone in the Minerva Network believes in our core purpose and is focused on the needs of athletes. We act with integrity, and good governance underpins everything that we do.

Generosity of heart

We are leaders who give our time, energy, hearts and experience freely, in the knowledge that we are making a real difference not just for the individuals involved, but to the wider Australian community.

Named by a goddess

We looked to the gods in naming our initiative. Nike? (Kind of taken). We found Minerva. The Roman god of wisdom, strategic warfare and poetry - essential attributes for every modern-day female athlete.  Our logo celebrates the ‘wings’ our mentorship provides.