WISE/R Symposium 2023 Sessions

WISE/R Symposium 2023 Sessions

On Tuesday, March 14, join your fellow WISE members in New York City for our annual WISE/R Symposium, a one-day event that provides the opportunity to step away from your daily routine to focus on your personal and professional development.



8–9 a.m.  Registration | Networking Breakfast
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Morning Sessions
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
2–5:15 p.m.  Afternoon Sessions
5:15–6:15 p.m.  Reception

All times are approximate and subject to change.


REAL Data: How Analytics is Changing the Game
Sponsored by FanDuel
Reconciling the power and promise of data is hard. This session explores how sports business has adopted analytics to make better decisions regarding everything from understanding fans, improving business operations to changing the game itself. Learn how KAGR (Kraft Analytics Group) has played a role in this journey — from gaining organizational buy-in to the creation and evolution of its leadership across all major U.S. sports leagues today — as it continues on its mission of redefining the sports industry through technology and data.
Presenter: Jessica Gelman

REAL Change: Inclusive Visual Storytelling
Sponsored by Major League Soccer
We all know a picture is worth a thousand words — but how exactly do you choose the right one? Selecting the perfect image is the difference between connecting with your audience or getting lost in the endless scroll of visual clutter. Come soak up insights gleaned from Getty Images' industry-leading imagery toolkits, and learn how asking the right questions can ensure more inclusive, culturally relevant messaging. We know instinctively that when you change the image, you change the perception. Now learn how to apply the latest guidelines and see how creating unbiased, powerful and visually compelling messaging leads to measurable results.
Presenter: Tristen Norman

REAL Leadership: Navigating Visibility
Sponsored by the National Football League
As you continue to rise in your career, you not only have increased power and opportunities for assertion, but will also encounter new risks in doing so. Leaders must balance their own assertion with creating space for their team members to do the same. Explore the costs and benefits of assertion so that you can make informed decisions about when to speak up, and examine how learned silence and the ways we unintentionally silence people can undercut the best intentions.
Presenter: Lisa Dicker

REAL Careers: The Agent
Sponsored by '47
We know agents represent their clients, but what does that really mean? In this session, we peel back the curtain for a peek into a day in the life of a super agent who has spent her career fighting on behalf of her female clients — from inclusion riders to supporting them in the most harrowing moments of their lives. Get a rare insider's look at what it was like navigating the unprecedented challenge of WNBA star Brittney Griner's wrongful detention in Russia. In this can't-miss conversation, we'll also explore the roles comprising an athlete's team, how the makeup of these teams may differ for women athletes, and the importance of women in representation.
Speakers: Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Thayer Lavielle
Moderator: Kathleen Francis

REAL Power: The Power Within
Sponsored by the National Basketball Association
This deeply reflective, highly interactive session with executive coach and DEI thought leader Audra Bohannon will guide you toward identifying your life's true passion and purpose — and will challenge you to connect your intentions with concrete action steps for making those goals a reality. Through big picture prompts, small group conversations, and a laser focus on how we all must learn to link our behavior to our intentions, every single day, you'll be motivated to identify and tap into your own capacity to do the things you say you want to do.
Presenter: Audra Bohannon

REAL Insight: The Master Class
Sponsored by the National Hockey League
For more than a quarter-century, WISE has recognized extraordinary women — those who have broken barriers, acted as a voice for other women and made a significant impact on the business of sports. In this signature session, our 2023 WISE Women of the Year honorees share their challenges, insights, and most memorable moments from across their leadership journeys. Listen in as they share how to recognize those moments of pivotal growth and change — and how to face them with the perfect combination of grace and skill. Learn how to collect the right career experiences to position yourself for the leadership roles you really want. And hear the advice they'd share with their younger selves — so you can benefit right now.
Panelists: Andrea Brimmer, Jill Gregory, Hillary Mandel, Carla Williams
Moderator: Caroline Clarke

Agenda, timing, sessions and speakers are subject to change.