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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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Notable Women in the Business of Sports

By WISE National Photo credit: Nicole Pereira. On Nov. 18, 2019, Crain's New York Business honored 61 Women in their inaugural class of Notable Women in the Business of Sports stating, "With their wisdom, talent, grit and efforts, they have blazed new trails in the world of sports...

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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 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 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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Up Close with Sarah Robb O'Hagan: Facing Failure

By WISE National As CEO of the indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports, Sarah Robb O'Hagan is leading the transformation of the business through digital content and services. Here, the 2018 WISE Women of the Year honoree talks mentorship, getting fired and life off the bike. What...

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Up Close with Kim Stone: Taking the Lead

By WISE National 2018 WISE Women of the Year honoree Kim Stone manages daily operations of AmericanAirlines Arena and oversees business intelligence, data analytics, digital strategy, and service and retention of the Miami HEAT's season ticket holders. Here, the executive vice president...

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Up Close with Lindsay Amstutz: Trusting the Process

By WISE National 2018 WISE Women of the Year honoree Lindsay Amstutz manages day-to-day operations for three FOX Sports regional networks in Southern California. Here, the senior vice president and general manager talks free time, office time and the biggest mistakes job candidates can...

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