WISE/R Symposium

Join us on Wednesday, June 21 for a full-day of learning at TheTimesCenter in NYC.

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Designed to equip women with the professional development tools to succeed in the business of sports, WISE/R provides you with the REAL knowledge that matters for advancing your career. Hear from experts and business leaders, including WISE Women of the Year honorees, and take away practical strategies that you can apply immediately.

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WISE/R Symposium | Past Event Highlights
2014 WISE/R Symposium Excerpt: Katty Kay | REAL Confidence

2014 WISE/R Symposium Photo Gallery

2015 WISE/R Symposium Photo Gallery

WISE/R Special Event Photos

WISE/R Works!

"The event was absolutely outstanding. The caliber of women who attended were many of the top notch women executives in the industry. Kudos to WISE for organizing this."     — Buffy Filippell

"The opportunity to share experiences and network with other fellow female industry professionals is rare. WISE/R allows for that at all levels. There is no limit to who you can and cannot talk to and everyone seems to have the same goal, lifting up other women. We need more of that in the professional world, not just in our industry but in all industries."    
— Dawne Hanks

This symposium gave me an opportunity to pick the brains of women in diverse areas of the sports industry. Being able to tap into their knowledge and experience even briefly was invaluable."     — Kelly Hanna

"Perhaps I did not have high expectations because I learned about this late, but the symposium was outstanding, with real insight into many of this challenges women face — not in a theoretical sense, but in real, practical ways. I felt as though the content was well-targeted, applying to women at all stages of their careers, and there were many moments when I felt that the speakers had been right in my head! It certainly was far superior to any other similar women-oriented or general professional development seminars I have attended and that was a testament to the truly engaging and captivating speakers. Katty Kay, Audrey Murrell and Ella Bell in particular were stellar — from someone with limited attention span who thinks she is smarter than many others, I can tell you they held my interest and taught me a lot!"     — Sylvia Lind

"I am grateful I was able to share this educational experience with the powerful women in my company and look forward to more WISE events in the future. "     — Erin Ross

What an outstanding group of women! One was brighter, wittier, funnier and more engaging than the next. Kudos to Kathy Francis and the WISE board for their selection of these truly engaging informed and "available" standouts in the world of sports."    — Margaret Sullivan

The symposium was a wonderful experience! Getting to listen to and network with so many successful women was beyond inspiring. I took away several actionable tools and ideas that I can use in my career both right now and in the future. I can't wait until next year.
    — Erin Underwood