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November 16, 2016

Third WISE Executive Leadership Institute Completed



Rebecca Timms
United Entertainment Group



Leaders from ESPN, Coca-Cola, Disney, Under Armour and more took part
in the 2016 WISE Executive Leadership Institute at Dartmouth

November 16, 2016 (New York, NY) — Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, recently welcomed 27 participants to its third annual WISE Executive Leadership Institute in partnership with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth.

The five-day intensive study, which took place Sunday, November 6 through Friday, November 11, is considered the gold standard in leadership development programming and designed to help women executives become more effective leaders as they skillfully seek to navigate their respective business environments. The Institute's customized curriculum — developed with the faculty and resources of world-renowned business school Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth — addresses the business and personal skills required for success, as well as specific challenges faced by women in sports.

"In three years, the WISE Executive Leadership Institute has established itself as a top destination for gaining leadership training and valuable learning experience, as well as creating deep professional bonds among women in the sports industry," said WISE President Kathleen Francis. "We are continually grateful for the support of our partners at Tuck Executive Education and the many organizations sponsoring our participants, and believe the educational coursework and enriching dialogue that took place this year will have career-long effects."

The 2016 WISE Executive Leadership Institute attendees represented the following organizations:

  • Aramark
  • Coca-Cola
  • Disney & ESPN Media Networks
  • ESPN
  • Golf Channel
  • Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
  • NBA
  • NBC Sports Group
  • NFL
  • NFL Players Inc.
  • NHL
  • Under Armour
  • United Entertainment Group
  • USA Track and Field
  • USTA
  • USOC

Started in 2014, the WISE Executive Leadership Institute has hosted female leaders from leading sports leagues and teams, national networks, sports and entertainment agencies, and numerous other companies in the sports industry.

For more details about the WISE Executive Leadership Institute, including how to apply, visit WISE-Institute.org.

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports and Events), is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events, and mentoring and educational programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can provide them with a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a national membership organization and registered 501(c)3 public charity headquartered in New York City, with chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco/Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org.