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WISE/R Symposium 2019 Speakers


WISE/R offers the opportunity to learn from top industry leaders, improve your communications skills, connect with peers and so much more! More speakers will be added soon. Agenda, timing, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

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Meet our panel of experts and business leaders:


Jean Chatzky

Keynote Speaker, REAL Power: Women with Money
CEO & Co-Founder, HerMoney / Financial Editor, TODAY 🔘 Award-winning personal finance journalist and best-selling author Jean Chatzky uses storytelling and reporting to help individuals change their relationship with money — one woman at a time.

Caroline Clarke

Emcee and Moderator, REAL Insight: The Master Class
Chief Brand Officer, Black Enterprises Women of Power 🔘 Award-winning journalist and author Caroline Clarke's media experience spans print, digital and television outlets. A fan-favorite at the symposium, she returns as emcee and moderator.

Anita DeFrantz

Panelist, REAL Insight: The Master Class
VP, International Olympic Committee 🔘 An Olympic bronze medalist, humanitarian, speaker, author and attorney, Anita DeFrantz is one of only four vice presidents of the IOC. She is also a vocal advocate for equal rights of women in sport.

Janet Fletcher

Panelist, REAL Insight: The Master Class
Director, Olympics & Sports Marketing, P&G 🔘 The first female sports marketing leader for P&G, Janet Fletcher leads its sports sponsorships, including the NFL and Olympics. She is a passionate supporter of mentoring for women in the industry.

Lisa Murray

Panelist, REAL Insight: The Master Class
EVP & Global CMO, Octagon Worldwide 🔘 Recognized as a sports and entertainment marketing leader, Lisa Murray is a key driver of multi-agency integration and business growth across the sports and entertainment enterprise for the brand worldwide.

Michele A. Roberts

Panelist, REAL Insight: The Master Class
Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association 🔘 The first woman to head a major professional sports union in North America, Michele Roberts leads the strongest and most active unions in professional sports.

Suzanne Smith

Panelist, REAL Insight: The Master Class
Producer and Director, CBS Sports 🔘 Suzanne Smith is nationally recognized for her many accomplishments in sports media and event production. She is a pioneer for women in television, mentoring young women aspiring to be in production.