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Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Conversation about Race

By WISE National On Sept. 23, 2020, Dr. Robin DiAngelo — a racial and social justice consultant and trainer and author of the New York Times bestseller White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism — joined WISE National board chair and president Kathleen...

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Op-Ed: NFL Works Hard to Promote Women to Leadership Roles

By Renie Anderson | EVP NFL Partnerships and Chief Revenue Officer, National Football League Photo Credit: National Football League I've worked in sports for 22 years. To secure my first job out of college, I was given a typing test. Thankfully, I was a fast typist, but I doubt any of my...

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WISE Champion Breaks Glass Ceiling

By WISE National Toronto Raptor's Executives and Staff (left to right): Sarah Chan, Manager of Scouting, Africa; Masai Ujiri, President and Alternate NBA Governor; Shelby Weaver, Director, Basketball Advancement; Tenneya Martin, Coordinator, Team Operations, Raptors 905; Alex McKechnie,...

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#BiasCorrect: The Impact of Words in the Workplace

By WISE National Cold - "She's so cold" is another term for being focused. In March 2019, Catalyst - a global nonprofit focused on creating workplaces that work for women - launched their #BiasCorrect campaign on International Women's Day . Their goal was to confront unconscious...

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Take the SheIS Challenge

By WISE National Photo Courtesy of Sky Blue FC. With the excitement around the success of the U.S women's national soccer team, female athletes in this year's U.S. Open tennis championships, growing buzz around the WNBA playoffs and countless other wins and accomplishments in sports,...

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Up Close with Suzanne Smith: Being Proactive

By WISE National As the only woman - for any network - producing or directing NFL games, 2019 WISE Women of Distinction honoree Suzanne Smith is a pioneer in sports television. Here, the CBS Sports director and producer talks about confidence and finding her leadership groove. Who Has...

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Up Close with Michele A. Roberts: Advocating for Others

By WISE National 2019 WISE Women of Distinction honoree Michele A. Roberts is the first woman to head a major professional sports union in North America and serves as the primary advocate for all players in the National Baseball Players Association. Here, the executive director talks...

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Up Close with Lisa Murray: Exceeding Expectations

By WISE National 2019 WISE Women of Distinction honoree Lisa Murray oversees marketing and communications for Octagon Worldwide, working with such clients as MasterCard, Allstate, LinkedIn and Cisco. Here, the executive vice president and global chief marketing officer talks about...

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Up Close with Janet Fletcher: Listening as a Leader

By WISE National 2019 WISE Women of Distinction honoree Janet Fletcher is the marketing leader for The Procter & Gamble Co.'s sports sponsorships, including its NFL and Olympics partnerships. Here, she reflects on the importance of listening in a leadership role, learning from the...

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Up Close with Anita DeFrantz: Pursuing Inclusion

By WISE National 2019 WISE Women of Distinction honoree Anita DeFrantz is a vocal advocate for equal rights of women in sport and the inclusion of all people in athletic endeavors. Here, the Olympic bronze medalist in rowing and International Olympic Committee vice president talks about...

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