SportsBusiness Journal Becomes WISE’s Official Media Partner

SportsBusiness Journal Becomes WISE’s Official Media Partner

In 2012, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, the leading trade publication on the business of sports, became the official media partner of WISE (Women in Sports and Events). Through this partnership, WISE and SportsBusiness Journal will look for ways to create membership benefits together in addition to SportsBusiness Journal’s on-going support of the WISE Annual Women of the Year Award and Luncheon.

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WISE Names CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus

WISE Names CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus

Winner of Second Annual WISE Champion Award

NEW YORK, NY (May 17, 2012) — Women in Sports & Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports and events, announced today that CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus will be presented the second annual WISE Champion Award as part of its 2012 WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon. The WISE Champion Award is given to a male executive who has championed women in the workplace.

Sean McManus was named Chairman of CBS Sports in February 2011, overseeing all CBS Sports properties. Prior to being named Chairman, McManus served concurrently as president of CBS News & Sports for more than five years. He was named President of CBS Sports in November 1996 and then added the title of President of CBS News in October 2005 becoming only the second person to hold both division titles. During McManus’ more than 15 year-tenure leading CBS Sports, CBS has become the year-round leader in network sports television.

“Sean McManus’ actions throughout his successful career as an advocate and supporter of the advancement of women make him the perfect recipient for this year’s WISE Champion Award,” said Kathleen Francis, National Board Chair and President, WISE. “Sean is a true leader who understands the value of creating an environment where women, both on-air and as part of his management team, thrive and help to serve as mentors for a new generation of professional women in sports.”

McManus was selected as the recipient of the WISE Champion Award based on the following criteria:

Champions the role of women in the business of sports and events through the successful creation of new jobs, mentoring and networking opportunities;
Clearly communicates a vision for women in the industry and their continued advancement; and
Shows consistent commitment to the promotion of women’s careers and recognition of their professional accomplishments.

“As the proud father of a soon-to-be teenage daughter, I am honored to be recognized by WISE as a champion of women in the workplace,” said McManus. “CBS Sports has some of the most talented and accomplished women both on-air and behind-the-scenes in the sports television industry. I am proud of the environment we have created and fostered at CBS Sports where strong and successful women are paving the way for our daughters to learn, grow and succeed. CBS has produced three WISE Woman of the Year. I have no doubt that we will be adding to that list in the years to come.”

As previously announced, the honorees for this year’s WISE Women of the Year are Gail Hunter, Senior Vice President of Events and Attractions, National Basketball Association; Marla Miller, Senior Vice President, Special Events, Major League Baseball; and Kim Williams, Chief Operating Officer, NFL Network. These three distinguished women will be honored at the 18th annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The inaugural recipient of the WISE Champion Award, which was presented at last year’s awards luncheon, was Ross Greenburg, former president of HBO Sports. This year’s event will once again be hosted by Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports.

Additional information about the WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon, including purchasing of tickets and/or sponsorship can be found at www.WISEworks.org.

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports & Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the sports and events industries. 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, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC-Metro, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University’s WISE on Campus. To become a member of WISE, please visit www.WISEworks.org.

WISE and NFL Join Forces to Help Industry Women

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WISE AND NFL JOIN FORCES TO HELP INDUSTRY WOMEN

NEW YORK, NY (April 16, 2012) — Women in Sports & Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports and events, announced today the National Football League is working with the organization as its first corporate partner.

Founded in 1993, WISE continues to support women in the business of sports and events industries as well as provide resources for them to grow and advance in their careers through a series of initiatives. WISE serves more than 1,000 members across the country and hosts its annual WISE Women of the Year luncheon honoring three women leaders within the industry. Kim Williams, Chief Operating Officer of NFL Network is one of the honorees being recognized at this year’s luncheon on June 19th, 2012 in NYC.

The NFL partnership marks the first time WISE is forming a year-long partnership with a single entity. Through the partnership, WISE and the NFL will collaborate on programming and other targeted platforms to benefit the WISE membership and NFL employees.

In conjunction with its WISE partnership, the NFL recently launched its first internal employee affinity group, the Women’s Interactive Network (WIN). The mission of WIN is to assist with the career development of female employees while deepening the engagement of all league staff.

“With more than 280 women employees, we are thrilled the NFL recognizes the importance of supporting and celebrating women within their workplace,” stated Kathleen Francis, National Board Chair and President, WISE. “We are confident that WISE’s unique resources and programs, along with the reach of the NFL, will benefit current women employed by the NFL as well as future female employees wishing to work in professional football.”

”We are pleased to be working with WISE to develop programs and resources for our employees and other WISE members,” said Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We are excited to be the first sports league to partner with this industry leader and look forward to evolving the networks and resources for professional women in the sports and events business.”

About WISE
WISE (Women in Sports & Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the sports and events industries. 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, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, NYC-Metro, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, as well as Syracuse University’s WISE on Campus. To become a member of WISE, please visit www.WISEworks.org.

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