WISE/R Symposium

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.

The next WISE/R Symposium will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Tickets will go on sale in May. 
Stay tuned for more information.

In the meantime, follow our weekly WISE/R Wednesday posts where we share lessons learned from our WISE/R Symposium and WISE/R events.

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WISE/R Symposium | Overview
In 2014, WISE launched WISE/R Symposium, a first of its kind, focused solely on the personal and professional development for women in the business of sports. Taking a 360-degree view of working in this industry, our main sessions cover the issues that women face in their careers and our breakout sessions provide you with the practical tools to overcome the challenges discussed.

WISE/R Works!
"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

"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