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WISE Women of the Year Awards | Information

2017 WISE Women of the Year Honorees




WISE Women of the Year
The WISE Women of the Year Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes three extraordinary women who have made a significant impact on the business of sports. The WISE membership votes to honor these women while considering the following criteria:
  • Women who are visible leaders and continue to be a voice for women in the industry
  • Women who break down barriers, help create new opportunities and serve as a resource for other women
  • Women who exemplify professional experience and are role models for others
  • Women with a minimum of 10 years work experience with at least five years working in or with the sports industry
WISE Champion
The WISE Champion Award recognizes a male executive who has championed the advancement of women in the workplace. The recipient is selected by the WISE national board based on the following criteria:
  • A man who champions the role of women in the business of sports through the successful creation of new jobs, mentoring and networking opportunities
  • A man who clearly communicates a vision for women in the industry and their continued advancement
  • A man who shows consistent commitment to the promotion of women's careers and recognition of their professional accomplishment



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