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.

Class Recap

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"This was a truly insightful informative and inspiring week. What a powerful program and impressive group of women. Happy to have been a part of the inaugural class. Thank you Tuck and WISE!"
— Patty Bifulco  |  SVP, Hill+Knowlton Strategies '14

"The WISE Executive Leadership Institute provides women executives in the sports industry an opportunity to enhance their leadership and business acumen, develop meaningful relationships and expand their network and take something back to impact their organizations."
— Tonya Cornileus  |  VP Learning & Organization Development, ESPN '14

"This has been such an excellent program! Intellectually stimulating, personally edifying … Content, context and community — all hand in hand. Thank you!"
— Monica Diaz  |  VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN '14

"It's a chance to meet and interact with women leaders in different facets of the sports industry — to learn from them and their experiences and celebrate their triumphs in a non-competitive environment."
— Aileen Dagrosa  |  SVP & General Counsel, Philadelphia Eagles '14

"An incredible rare opportunity to take a week to refresh yourself on business concepts, learn new ones and reflect on your own personal journey and style. An exceptional group of professors and teachers who enabled us to see our own new possibilities."
— Laura Gentile  |  SVP espnW and Women's Initiatives, ESPN '14

"Customized for rising women in the business of sports, the WISE Executive Leadership Institute is a valuable program that provides an engaging environment with a great community of women across the industry. After an immersive week of learning and fun, you'll leave with tools that can make an immediate impact on your work as well as a network of support for years to come."
— Christine Godleski  |  Chief Operating Officer, WNBA '15

"WISE engaged the best of the best faculty at Tuck. The cases were relevant. The conversations were meaningful and the faculty understood the challenges and opportunities facing our organizations."
— Kasia Horner  |  Sports Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company '15

"Having the opportunity to learn from Tuck faculty has given me the opportunity to be exposed to new ways of thinking about business challenges, develop new skills and validate business practices. The opportunity to be surrounded by other female leaders in the sports industry has truly been an invaluable experience."
— Kirsten Hunt  |  VP, IMG Consulting '14

"The program surpassed my expectations — from the content, to the professors, to the women selected for the program. I strongly suggest [this] for any woman looking to take her career to the next level. I look forward to utilizing the tools I've gained and applying them in practice."
— Nicole Kankam | Managing Director Marketing, USTA '15

"I was able to reflect, connect with others and learn my worth during this event. I would recommend the program to anyone."
— Qiava Martinez | VP Premium Seating & Service, Oakland Raiders '15

"WISE Leadership Institute is a fantastic development opportunity for women in sports and entertainment. First class attendees, interactive teaching … Most importantly a lifetime of connections."
— Wendy Morris  |  VP Team Marketing & Business Operations, NBA '14

"This program came at exactly the right time for me. The mix of business learning, connection to other strong women in the industry, and 'ah- ha moments' around how to develop as an executive and as a leader will have tangible impact for me. I'm sure of it."
— Alison Overholt | Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine & espnW '15

"If you want a week of inspiration, collaboration, the ability to network with great women leaders in the industry, this is the program for you."
— Marian Rhodes  |  SVP & CHRDO, Arizona Diamondbacks '14

"This is the most impactful program available to women in sports. WISE offers it all-access to key faculty, other industry leaders and extensive training all in one place. I am very fortunate that my company invested in me."
— Gina Scott  |  VP Group Licensing, NFL Players Incorporated '16

"This has been an unbelievable experience. I have learned so much this week and can't wait to take this back to my family, my work, my company, and my self!"
— Andrea Starkey  |  VP Strategic Programming Partnerships, Golf Channel '16

"As I face the next chapter in my professional life, the week spent here at Dartmouth was exactly what I needed. I feel re-energized, enlightened and I have made the most incredible alliances with other women in my field of sports. Thank you."
— Betsy Stephens  |  VP Sponsorships, Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 '14

"The [WISE Executive Leadership Institute at] Tuck gives you the opportunity to challenge your perspective on life and work while making lifelong friends."
— Christine Vicari | VP Labor Finance, NFL '15

"The program was intense but outstanding. It was an incredible opportunity to make high quality contacts and future friends."
— Elaine Weddington Steward  |  VP & Club Counsel, Boston Red Sox Baseball Club '14