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July 15, 2014

Application Deadline Approaching For Inaugural WISE Executive Leadership Institute

August 8 Application Deadline for Week-Long Institute; Up to 40 Women to be Selected for Participation

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 — Women In Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, announced today that it will select up to 40 outstanding women for its first-ever Executive Leadership Institute in partnership with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth from all applications received by August 8.

The program, which will convene November 9-14, 2014, on the Tuck campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, was created specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the sports industry. It leverages faculty and resources of Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, which is consistently ranked among the world's Top-10 business schools by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and U.S. News & World Report.

"Since announcing the launch of the WISE Executive Leadership Institute in April, we've seen a terrific response from female leaders throughout sports," said Kathleen Francis, Chair and President, WISE. "In partnership with Tuck Executive Education, attendees will participate in an intensive, collaborative learning experience, highlighted by spirited interaction with peers, industry guests, and top faculty over the course of one week."

The program's customized curriculum is targeted to high-performing women, at the vice president level or above, who aspire to senior-level positions, with the ultimate goal of establishing a deep bench of female leaders who are prepared to ascend to the C-suites.

Key Tuck faculty for the WISE Executive Leadership Institute are Professors Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Sydney Finkelstein, Leslie Robinson, Pino Audia, Judith White, Paul Argenti, Stacy Blake-Beard, and Tuck partner Action Learning Associates. To learn more about the faculty, visit http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu/about-us/faculty. During the one-week intensive course, participants will focus on strengthening the following:

  • Strategic thinking skills necessary to achieve and maintain leadership in a highly competitive industry and a world that is constantly changing
  • Self-awareness needed to integrate their authentic self with their career and manage the multiple demands on the their time and attention
  • Negotiation skills and conflict resolution strategies to successfully manage disputes and disagreements inside and outside the organization
  • Strategic communication skills to take strategic vision from concept to reality
  • Situational awareness to successfully manage their visibility within their organization and the industry
  • Leadership skills for influencing, managing, and getting optimal results within the organization
  • Financial skills to optimize resources for maximum efficiency and return on investment
  • Behavioral skills to successfully achieve results with others

"This program exemplifies our commitment to providing transformative learning experiences for women that lead to senior leadership positions," said Clark Callahan, executive director of Tuck Executive Education.  "We look forward to delivering an exceptional program with lasting impact on the participants themselves, their organizations, and the sports industry."

Applicant Requirements
Women, from multiple disciplines, who are employed full-time in a line management or staff position in the sports industry or by a company that is engaged in the sports industry, (i.e., brands, agencies and/or media companies) are encouraged to apply for one of the 40 available slots in the inaugural 2014 class of the WISE Executive Leadership Institute.  If not self-employed, they must be endorsed by their company's senior management for participation in the program.

For additional information and program applications, please visit WISE-Institute.org. Applications must be submitted online by August 8, 2014. All submissions are confidential and will be reviewed by a WISE committee.

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports & Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in sports.  Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can give them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers.  Founded in 1993, WISE is a membership organization headquartered in New York City with chapters in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC-Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University's WISE on Campus.  To become a member of WISE, please visit www.WISEworks.org.

About Tuck
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is consistently ranked one of the top global business schools, recognized for general management, strategy, innovation, leadership development, and teamwork, and renowned for excellence in teaching. Tuck Executive Education has developed preeminent programs for women leaders in partnership with Smith College (Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women), with ASCENT—Leading Multicultural Women to the Top (ASCENT Managing Management Program), and with Women's Business Enterprise National Council (Tuck-WBENC Executive Program). Tuck's world-class faculty brings research-based insights, real-world experience, and highly-developed facilitation skills to fully engage experienced executives in an active and collaborative learning process. Executives emerge with skills and insights to help them address the challenges their organizations face and to take their own leadership development to the next level. For more information, please visit http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu.