Programs & Events

WISE Women of the Year

The WISE Women of the Year Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes three extraordinary women who have made a significant impact on the business of sports. The WISE membership votes to honor these women while considering the following criteria:

  • Women who have demonstrated consistent leadership as a role model and mentor for other women
  • Women who have a clear a voice for themselves and for women in the industry
  • Women with a track record of breaking down barriers and helping to create opportunities for others
  • Women who exemplify professionalism and respect for others
  • Women in a position of leadership in the sports industry for at least five years, with a minimum of 10 years work experience overall

WISE Champion

The WISE Champion Award recognizes a male executive who has advocated for the advancement of women in the workplace. The recipient is selected by the WISE national board based on the following criteria: 

  • A man who champions the role of women in the business of sports through the successful creation of new jobs, mentoring and networking opportunities
  • A man who clearly communicates a vision for women in the industry and their continued advancement
  • A man who shows consistent commitment to the promotion of women's careers and recognition of their professional accomplishments