Applications Available For Executive Leadership Program

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.

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. The 2014 inaugural class included executives from industry-leading organizations such as Coca-Cola, ESPN, MLB, NBA and Octagon, as well as major league teams.

Application Deadline: AUGUST 21, 2015  Click Here For More Information and To Apply.

WISE NYC METRO CHAPTER POWER PLAY PANEL TO SPOTLIGHT TOP WOMEN NHL EXECS, CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

NEW YORK, NY – A roster of women in senior positions at the National Hockey League will address WISE (Women in Sports and Events) NYC Metro Chapter members and their guests at the organization’s 6th annual Power Play panel at 8 AM, Tuesday, March 24, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
Power Play is the Chapter’s signature event, held each March to celebrate Women’s History Month, as its only panel with an all-female line-up of individuals in leadership positions within the same firm or organization. This year’s panel will feature the NHL’s Susan Cohig, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Integrated Marketing; Carol Dann, Senior Director, Information Technology; Chrissy Rajala, Director, Media Planning; and Lynn A. White, Vice President, Integrated Sales, International.
“Power Play is a meaningful way to celebrate Women’s History Month each year, as a unique showcase of major sports institutions with multiple women executives, enabling us to highlight the success and accomplishments of leading female sports officials,” said Van Adams, Chapter president. “While all of our panel discussions are geared to providing attendees at all professional levels with new insight into the business of sports, Power Play is also an opportunity to further the goals of WISE by providing a focus on how much can be achieved by talented women working together in a supportive environment.”
Previous WISE Power Play panels have included: the women of ESPN (2010), the women of MLB (2011), the women of golf (2012), the women of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee (2013), and the women of the Big East (2014).
For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, visit wisenyc.org.
WISE is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE offers its members the opportunity to gain valuable insights and connections that can provide them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a membership organization headquartered in New York City with chapters in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University’s WISE on Campus. More information on the NYC Metro Chapter can be found at www.wisenyc.org.

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WISE NYC METRO Chapter President Named Leading Woman Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Van Adams, president of the WISE (Women In Sports and Events) NYC Metro Chapter and president of VanAdams Sports Group, has been named one of 25 2014 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners by Leading Women Entrepreneurs, a media and events company that recognizes outstanding women business owners.

The award recognizes service, leadership, and contribution to the community based on four areas: Market Potential, Innovation, Advocacy for Women and Community Involvement.

Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Adams held positions in media and public relations, marketing, and business development for leading organizations including the United States Golf Association, Sports Illustrated, the Buffalo Bills and Grambling State University. She is the creator of Gathering on the Greens (a golf initiative for businesswomen), a frequent contributing writer for various industry publications, guest speaker for events, adjunct professor of sports marketing and has been affiliated with WISE for nearly a decade. With expertise in talent management, event marketing/management and corporate consulting, she represents a number of iconic sports celebrities and is proficient at negotiating deals and adept at strengthening the athlete’s brand and business ventures.

Kathleen Francis, chairman and president of the WISE National organization, said, “As a founding Chapter board member and more recently as president of the WISE NYC Metro Chapter, Van’s innovative leadership has been the source of career development and growth for hundreds of metropolitan area women as she has expanded the educational programming, outreach, and networking opportunities available for women in our traditionally male-dominated industry. In her professional capacity, she stands as a role model for young women in building a successful sports marketing agency from scratch and in giving back to the community along the way.”

Ms. Adams said, “This recognition is particularly meaningful to me as a milestone in the goals I have strived to achieve in my professional career and as president of the WISE NYC Metro Chapter of creating and supporting programs that enhance the success and growth of women. Contributing to the career growth of others signifies far greater accomplishment to me than any personal professional success.”

WISE is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE offers its members the opportunity to gain valuable insights and connections that can provide them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a membership organization headquartered in New York City with chapters in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University’s WISE on Campus. More information on the NYC Metro Chapter can be found at www.wisenyc.org.

NYC Metro Welcomes New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nachamah Jacobovits
(917) 715-0998

WISE NYC METRO CHAPTER APPOINTS FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

NEW YORK, NY – October 13, 12014 – The NYC Metro Chapter of WISE (Women in Sports and Events) recently appointed four leading sports industry executives to its Board of Directors: Danielle Zulauf, vice president of marketing for the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils; Nicole Smart, legal coordinator at the National Football League; Tamika Clanton, vice president of promotions and partnerships for productions marketing at Madison Square Garden; and Kristine Tripoli Krische, a marketing and event management consultant who was most recently vice president, events & hospitality for the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

In addition, Nachamah Jacobovits, communications chair, was appointed chapter vice president.

Van Adams, WISE NYC Metro Chapter president, said. “Not only are these women leaders in the business of sports in the New York area, but they have each made impressive contributions to WISE as active members of our chapter. We are looking forward to the enhancements and growth they will bring to our efforts within their individual areas of expertise.”

Zulauf, who previously held positions with CBS Sports Network, the Atlantic 10 Conference, and the New York Mets, will chair the chapter membership, New Jersey Outreach committee. She is also involved with Special Olympics and the Event and Arena Marketing Conference.

Smart who will chair Membership, Development, previously held legal and administrative roles at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and in the Global Human Resources department at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. She is the VP of Development for U Want Game which helps improve life skills of high school student athletes, a member of the NYU class of 2009 Reunion Committee, and a committee leader for the NYU Alumni Women’s Initiative. She also served as vice president of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Black Sports Professionals.

Clanton, who was also director of marketing for the Washington Wizards and Mystics and event marketing promotions manager at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, will chair partnerships.

Tripoli Krische will chair Membership. Before leading the team that successfully produced more than 30 events and programs leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, she served as vice president, public programs and marketing for the Municipal Art Society of New York and was a private consultant with clients and projects that included NYC Culture Fest for NYC & Company; New Year’s Eve in Times Square and Taste of Times Square for the Times Square Alliance; American Museum of Natural History; New York Botanical Garden; New York Public Library; Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square for the Lincoln Square BID; Taste of the Village for the Village Alliance; and NYC2004’s Salute to Broadway.

Jacobovits, president of Nachamah Jacobovits, Inc., a strategic communications and marketing consulting firm, has been a chapter board member since 2010. She previously headed communications for Newedge Americas, Fimat Americas, and the New York Mercantile Exchange and has overseen sports sponsorships that have ranged from a five-year title sponsorship of the annual interleague series between the Mets and Yankees – the first corporate sponsorship of a regular season series in MLB history to the introduction of a live ticker feed of energy prices at Minute Maid Field to a Mount Everest climb to celebrity charity events and hospitality at the Super Bowl, World Series and All Star events.

WISE is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE offers its members the opportunity to gain valuable insights and connections that can provide them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a membership organization headquartered in New York City with chapters in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University’s WISE on Campus. More information on the NYC Metro Chapter can be found at www.wisenyc.org

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Call For Nominations: 2015 WISE Women of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Schmitz, Matter, Inc. (312) 240-2604

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AS WISE GETS SET TO HONOR
THE 2015 WISE WOMEN OF THE YEAR AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON

September 10, 2014 (New York, NY) — In every corner of our industry there are extraordinary women who leave an impression as they strive to be their best, make an impact and help others along the way. Now the WISE membership has the chance to recognize and celebrate these amazing women for their accomplishments and contributions.

Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, is now accepting nominations for the prestigious WISE Women of the Year honors for the WISE membership. This coveted award will be presented to three women at the 21st Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 16, 2015 in New York City.

To nominate a candidate, WISE members can click here. Submissions are due by September 30th.

Members of the National Board of Directors will review all submissions and issue the final ballot to all WISE members for a national vote.

Award Criteria

Women who are visible leaders and continue to be a voice for women in the industry;
Women who break down barriers, help create new opportunities and serve as a resource for other women;
Women who exemplify professional experience and are role models for others;
Women with a minimum of 10 years work experience with at least five years working in or with the sports industry.

Click here to see a full list of honorees from past years.

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports and Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can give them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a membership organization headquartered in New York City with chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Syracuse University Area and Washington, D.C. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org