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 nominates women while considering the following criteria:

  • demonstrated leadership as a role model and mentor for other women
  • a strong advocate for other women in the industry
  • a track record of breaking down barriers and helping to create opportunities for others
  • exemplary professionalism and respect for others
  • at least five years in a leadership position in the sports industry and a minimum of 10 years work experience overall

Honorees will be announced in Fall 2022. The WISE Women of the Year 27th Annual Awards Luncheon takes place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in New York City.

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: 

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