The WISE Executive Leadership Institute is offered in partnership with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Founded in 1900, the Tuck School of Business is the first graduate school of management and consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world.

WISE Executive Leadership Institute
November 2016

In 2014, WISE launched its Executive Leadership Institute, a prestigious curriculum tailored specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the business of sports. A first for the sports industry, this highly competitive program was created for 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. Alumnae include executives from industry-leading organizations such as CBS Sports, Coca-Cola, ESPN, FOX Sports, IMG, MLB, NBA/WNBA, NFL, Octagon, StubHub and USTA, as well as major league teams.
Program Rationale
In a 2013 WISE survey of women in the sports industry, respondents cited a number of critical factors for advancement to senior positions in the industry including networking and building relationships, access to key clients, the ability to effectively persuade and negotiate, and having challenging or highly visible assignments.

Through a curriculum focused on both business acumen and interpersonal skills, the WISE Executive Leadership Institute will equip participants with the strategic mindset and critical competencies to better navigate their career trajectories.

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