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  • By Van Adams, WISE Chapter Liaison Every March, in recognition of Women's History Month, WISE chapters present the signature Power Play: Up Close with … panel featuring an all-female lineup of senior to executive-level women from the same organization or business vertical. Created in 2010 by the WISE NYC Metro chapter, Power Play was designed to advance the dialogue of female leadership. ...

  • If you happen to know or work with someone who attended the 2022 WISE/R Symposium on March 8 in New York City, you might have noticed a slight difference in them afterward — a renewed sense of purpose, a reinvigorated outlook on life … added swag . To call this year's Symposium transformational might be overstating things — slightly — but there is no denying that the more than 200 attendees who ...

  • Left to right: WISE Women of the Year honorees Elizabeth Lindsey, Susan Cohig, Rosalyn Durant and JoAnn Neale. Nearly three years after its last ceremony, WISE returned to New York City's Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 9 for its 26th annual Women of the Year Awards luncheon. With many COVID-19 restrictions being lifted just in time for the event, more than 300 attendees came together in person ...

  • In sports, what was once a pool of data is now an ocean growing wider and deeper every day. And for the executives tasked with moving the ball down field, harnessing the power and potential of that ocean is key. Recognizing an opportunity to further its mission of helping women accelerate their careers, WISE — in partnership with the Wasserman Foundation and the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference ...

  • By WISE National WISE Women of the Year honoree Susan Cohig once pivoted from working in radio to sports and later on, moved across the country to join the National Hockey League. Here, the executive vice president of club business affairs talks about her passion for mentoring others, how her mother influenced her drive to be a change agent and what to do when you start feeling comfortable ...

  • By WISE National WISE Women of the Year honoree JoAnn Neale has built her career at Major League Soccer over the last three decades. Here, the MLS president and chief administrative officer talks about advocating for women in the industry, building trust with colleagues and never being complacent. Describe a moment in your career that you would say was pivotal to your professional journey. ...

  • By WISE National WISE Women of the Year honoree Elizabeth Lindsey has shaped her career around raising the profile of and creating opportunities for women in sports. Here, Wasserman's president of brands and properties talks about the importance of staying true to yourself and creating genuine relationships within your network. Describe a moment in your career that you would say was pivotal ...

  • By WISE National WISE Women of the Year honoree Rosalyn Durant worked at ESPN for 20 years before making the move to Walt Disney Resort. Here, the senior vice president of operations talks about the importance of remaining a lifelong learner and how advocating for others starts by "seeing them." Describe a moment in your career that you would say was pivotal to your professional journey. ...

  • By Amy C. Potter, WISE Within National Committee Chair Every January, WISE kicks off our program calendar with Speed Mentoring Roundtables — a WISE Within national signature mentoring event — launched in 2014 as our annual recognition and celebration of National Mentoring Month . As we look back on January 2022, both at the national and chapter levels, an impressive turnout of mentoring-related ...

  • We are pleased to announce the launch of the groundbreaking WISE and McKinsey's Women in the Business of Sports Inclusion Survey . This industry-wide research goes well beyond anything that has been done in sports business and your participation is critical to its success. Collaboration with McKinsey & Company WISE is collaborating with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that ...

  • From Nov. 7–11, 2021, the annual WISE Executive Leadership Institute (WELI) returned to Dartmouth's campus after a break in 2020 due to the pandemic. Launched in 2014 in partnership with Tuck Executive Education, the world-renowned business school at Dartmouth, the five-day intensive study program is the gold standard in leadership development training in the business of sports. 2021 participants ...

  • By WISE National Sep. 1, 2021 — The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management within the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst and Women in Sports and Events (WISE), today jointly announced the recipients of the Second Annual WISE/McCormack Graduate Scholars Awards. The recipients, Patsy Kealey and Ishita Tibrewal, will each receive free tuition and Graduate Assistantship ...

  • According to McKinsey's 2020 Women in the Workplace report , obstacles start early and set the stage for how quickly women advance, with only 85 women moving from entry level to management for every 100 men. The number decreases further for Latina women (71) and Black women (58). WISE national board chair and president Kathleen Francis opened the 2021 WISE/R Symposium on March 15 with these stats ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erin Weinberg (646) 359-7798 pr@wiseworks.org Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Expands Leadership Development Offerings with Leading Women Partnership MARCH 3, 2021 (New York, NY) — Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, today announced the expansion of its leadership development commitment ...

  • For nearly a decade, Speed Mentoring Roundtables has given attendees the opportunity to make connections with and gain career-impacting advice from peers and industry veterans in their chapter markets. This year, WISE National is hosting a virtual, member-exclusive edition of the event, bringing together WISE members and sports business leaders from across chapters. A hybrid of the executive roundtable ...

  • By WISE National Members Celebrate Season and Rebrand with Happy Hour On Dec. 8, nearly 100 WISE members Zoomed in to celebrate the holidays, as well as the organization’s recent brand and website relaunches, during a happy hour presented by Miller Lite . WISE national board chair and president Kathleen Francis opened the event by acknowledging the challenges of 2020, expressing gratitude ...

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erin Weinberg (646) 359-7798 pr@wiseworks.org Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Announces Brand Evolution DECEMBER 2, 2020 (New York, NY) – Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, today announced the evolution of the brand, which includes a new brand identity and web platform. Since it was ...

  • The success of an informal gathering of female sports business professionals in 1993 validated the need for an organized effort to provide career services and support to women in the industry. The result was WISE, and while that first meeting took place in New York City, the organization’s reach has expanded thanks to the dedication of teams of women spearheading the launch of chapters across North ...

  • Your WISE Account A WISE Account is automatically created when you join or subscribe. Through your WISE Account, you can manage your subscriptions and profile and access exclusive content. Login Instructions Click on the "Sign in" link in the upper right-hand corner of the navigation bar above and enter your credentials. If you did not receive your credentials by email when you signed up, go ...

  • When it comes to professional success, you always have to be maintaining your relevance and increasing your value. It’s something women in the business of sports understand and relentlessly pursue. To match that drive and live up to our mission of empowering women, WISE is evolving, too. We’re excited to announce some big changes, starting with a refresh of the WISE brand. WISE women are multidimensional. ...