WISE Executive Leadership Institute Celebrates Inaugural Success

12/31/2014 12:00 AM -
November 24, 2014

WISE Executive Leadership Institute Celebrates Inaugural Success

CONTACT: Lisa Schmitz, UEG Worldwide
(312) 240-2604 


HANOVER, N.H. (November 21, 2014) — Women In Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, recently welcomed 17 participants to its inaugural WISE Executive Leadership Institute in partnership with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth.

The program, held November 9-14 on the Tuck campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, was created specifically for the advancement and retention of female executives in the sports industry, and leveraged the faculty and resources of Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, which is consistently ranked among the world's Top-10 business schools by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and U.S. News & World Report.

"I'm extremely proud to announce the successful completion of the first-ever WISE Executive Leadership Institute in partnership with Tuck Executive Education," said Kathleen Francis, Chair and President, WISE. "The program truly exceeded our expectations, and the caliber of our participants and instruction was simply outstanding. Over the course of the week-long program, the coursework and conversations were thoughtful, challenging, collaborative and inspiring."

Program participants were as follows:

  • Van Adams, VanAdams Sports Group LLC
  • Mary Beck, MLB Network
  • Patty Bifulco, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Kirsten Corio, NBA
  • Tonya Cornileus, ESPN
  • Aileen Dagrosa, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Kori Davis Porter, NBA
  • Monica Diaz, ESPN
  • Laura Ehret, NBA
  • Laura Gentile, espnW/ESPN
  • Kirsten Hunt, IMG Consulting
  • Kelly Lyemance, Coca-Cola North America
  • Wendy Morris, NBA
  • Marian Rhodes, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Betsy Stephens, B…for Betsy!
  • Elaine Steward, Boston Red Sox
  • Kami Taylor, Octagon

"The WISE women participating in the program were proven leaders," said Tuck professor Ella Bell, faculty director for WISE Executive Leadership Institute. "But they came to Tuck eager to learn more about leadership, grow in new ways, and enhance both their professional and personal networks. It was a pleasure for the faculty to work with them."

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/Bay Area and Washington, D.C. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org.

About Tuck 
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is consistently ranked one of the top global business schools, recognized for general management, strategy, innovation, leadership development, and teamwork, and renowned for excellence in teaching. Tuck Executive Education has developed preeminent programs for women leaders in partnership with Smith College (Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women), with ASCENT—Leading Multicultural Women to the Top (ASCENT Managing Management Program), and with Women's Business Enterprise National Council (Tuck-WBENC Executive Program). Tuck's world-class faculty brings research-based insights, real-world experience, and highly-developed facilitation skills to fully engage experienced executives in an active and collaborative learning process. Executives emerge with skills and insights to help them address the challenges their organizations face and to take their own leadership development to the next level. For more information, please visit http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu.

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