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WWOY Honorees: 2003-10

Visible leaders. A voice for women in the industry. Role models for others. From 2003 to 2010, WISE continued to recognize women blazing trails in the business of sports, presenting the award to 21 honorees. In 2004, we celebrated an honor of our own — our 10th Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon. For the milestone, we celebrated all our past honorees, and at the luncheon, eight returned to discuss their professional journeys and the changing sports landscape during a moderated panel discussion.


WWOY 2003Dockery Clark
Senior Vice President, Olympic, Sports and Event Marketing | Bank of America

LeslieAnne Wade
Vice President, Communications | CBS Sports

Deborah Yow
Director of Athletics | University of Maryland

WWOY 200410th Annual Commemorative Luncheon
(No honorees named.)

WWOY 2005Christine Brennan
Sports Columnist | USA Today

Christine Driessen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ESPN

Jo Ann Ross
President, Network Sales | CBS

WWOY 2006

Sheila C. Johnson
Owner | Washington Mystics
Co-Founder | BET

Beatriz Perez
Vice President, Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing | The Coca-Cola Company

Mary Wittenberg
President and Chief Executive Officer | New York Road Runners
Race Director | ING New York City Marathon

WWOY 2007Cindy Alston
Chief Marketing Officer | The Gatorade Company

Mary Carillo
Broadcaster and Journalist | HBO Sports

Donna Orender
President | Women's National Basketball Association

WWOY 2008

Rita Benson LeBlanc
Owner and Executive Vice President | New Orleans Saints

Pam Oliver
Reporter | FOX Sports

Molly Solomon
Coordinating Producer | NBC Sports

WWOY 2009Kathy Carter
Executive Vice President | Soccer United Marketing/Major League Soccer

Jamie McCourt
Chief Executive Officer | Los Angeles Dodgers

Jacqueline Parkes
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer | Major League Baseball

WWOY 2010

Jean Afterman
Vice President and Assistant General Manager | The New York Yankees

Roxanne Jones
Vice President and Senior Deputy Editor | ESPN Publishing

Jennifer Storms
Senior Vice President, Sports and Event Marketing | The Gatorade Company