WISE NYC Metro Members-Only Program

WISE NYC Metro Chapter Dine & Learn series is one of the chapter’s Signature Programs exclusively for current WISE members (originally as part of NYC Metro’s Women’s History Month programming in March).
The Dine & Learn program enables us to offer members an exclusive opportunity to  learn from leading women in sports business during a small group 45-minute power session.

Participation is first come, first serve. Be sure to add wisenyc.org to your email address book so that you do not miss important communications from us.   Dine & Learn sessions are held at various points during the program year, be sure your membership is current so you don’t miss out on updates.

Past Dine & Learn Session Leaders

Erin Casey-Pellegrino, Vice President of Events and Programming, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)
Jaymee Messler,President, The Players’ Tribune
Nubia Murray, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Marketing – JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Haeda Mihaltses, Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Relations – New York Mets
Bonnie Bernstein, Vice President, Content and Brand Development – Campus Insiders
Kimberly Fields, Esq., VP, Football Operations Compliance and Policy Oversight, National Football League
Belinda Lerner, Executive Director, NFL Player Care Foundation and Vice President, NFL Alumni Affairs and Retired Player Programs -National Football League
Kirsten Hunt, Vice President, Consulting – IMG
Elisa Padilla, Chief Marketing Officer – Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

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How It Works

  • Select the session you would like to attend. Be sure to review the criteria for the session prior to registering.
  • Complete the registration form for the session you would like to attend. You may register for multiple sessions. However, there is no guarantee that you will be confirmed for multiple sessions.
  • Your membership status will be verified. Please be sure your membership is current prior to registering. 
  • Check your email inbox for confirmation. Details on session location and other details will be delivered to you by email three (3) business days prior to the session you have been confirmed to attend. If you can no longer attend the session, please be courteous and contact us immediately so that another member can have the opportunity. No-shows will be prohibited from registering for future sessions.
  • Dine & Learn is for current WISE members only. No exceptions. Participation in the sessions is by advance registration only. The session seating is limited and available on a first come, first served process. You must meet all the criteria for the session you wish to attend.
  • Dine & Learn registration is announced via NYC Metro e-newsletter. Registration will close at the time and date specified in the email announcement, or when the session has reached capacity. Seating is very limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Please be sure to add wisenyc.org to your email address book.

Benefits of Dine & Learn

  • Opportunity to connect with senior and executive level women in sports business with whom you may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with in a near one-on-one environment.
  • Opportunity to interact other NYC Metro Chapter members and grow your network in a more focused setting than our traditional networking and program events provide.

What you need to know about the Dine & Learn sessions

  • The Dine & Learn experience is not a job interview – please, leave your resumes and pitches at home. The Dine and Learn experience is not the appropriate venue to pitch or engage the session leaders in solicitation of any kind. We ask that you be respectful of the other participants and adhere to our request regarding solicitation during Dine & Learn sessions.
  • To maximize your networking opportunity, and be respectful of everyone’s time, please plan to arrive on site 15-minutes prior to the session start time to check in. Dine & Learn sessions will have a hard stop at the 45-minute mark.
  • A WISE NYC Metro Chapter Membership Development committee representative will be on-site for each session to facilitate and assist with administration of each session.
Questions on Dine & Learn? Contact our Membership Development Chair