Our Leadership

Women in Sports and Events is led by experienced sports business professionals committed to providing women with the tools and resources to take their careers in the industry to the next level. WISE National, governed by a national board of directors, sets organizational strategy while each WISE chapter elects its own board to carry out WISE’s mission at the local level.


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Secretary | Governance

Erica Esposito joined the national board in 2015. She oversees best practices regarding legal and corporate governance.

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National Board Chair and President

Named chair and president in 2011, Kathleen Francis has overseen growth in membership and league partnerships, chapter expansion, and the launch of such educational programs as the Executive Leadership Institute and WISE/R Symposium.


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Director | Digital, Membership, Career Resources

A national board member since 2010, Sophia Kuo chairs several committees and is responsible for strategy, marketing and content. She has been instrumental in the launch of WISE’s key national initiatives and oversaw WISE Within from 2007 to 2012.

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Ernestine Miller is a founding member of WISE and has remained active in the organization since, working on several committees and the annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon. Ernestine was the first president of WISE Washington, DC.


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Founder and Chair Emerita

Sue Rodin founded WISE in 1993, serving as president during the organization’s first 18 years. She continues to serve on the national board and focuses on the annual WISE/R Symposium and WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon.

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Director | Communications/Media Relations

Erin Weinberg joined the national board in 2010. In addition to overseeing communications strategy, she also co-chairs the annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon.