UNSW are the first university in Australia to launch a specific strategy for women's sport. The UNSW 2025 Women's Sport and Active Recreation Strategy was launched in March 2020, and is commonly known as the UNSW Active Women Strategy.

The UNSW Active Women Strategy was a global finalist in 2021 for the FISU (International University Sport Federation) Gender Equality Award. In 2022 we held our inaugural Active Women's Strategy Awards where we also announced our new Active Women's Coaching & Officiating grants.