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WISE Through the Years: 2000–10

Throughout the first decade of the 2000s, WISE continued to grow with the founding of additional chapters in major markets across the United States. To connect and better serve members, the WISE national website was launched and the national board was formed. The first national signature program — WISE Within mentor program — was introduced and rolled out across chapters.

A special thank you to our board and committee members and volunteers who have contributed countless hours of their time throughout our first 25 years, and to all of our valued members and partners across the country for their support.

WISE is incorporated as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.

WISE Cleveland is founded.

WISE Atlanta and Charlotte are founded; Charlotte is later relaunched under new leadership

WISE Los Angeles is founded.

WISE launches

WISE transitions its New York City–based board of directors to the national level to focus on strategic growth for the entire organization; concurrently, the NYC Metro chapter is founded.

WISE Within

WISE establishes its WISE Within mentor program in New York, pairing midlevel professional women with senior executives. Since its inception, it has been expanded across chapters as a national signature program. More about WISE Within >>

WISE Pittsburgh is founded.