WISE Executive Leadership Institute
November 9–14, 2014
WISE is delighted to announce the launch of our Executive Leadership Institute, a prestigious curriculum tailored specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the sports industry. 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.
As the combined effects of globalization, disruptive technologies and Title IX transform the demographics and consumption of sports, women have emerged as major industry players in the forms of decision-makers and change agents. This evolution and expansion of the sports industry — and the resultant business opportunities — underscore the need for more women in the C-suites.
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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