WISE is the leading voice and resource for women in the businesses of sports and events. Through a combination of programming and online tools designed to provoke thought, personal and professional growth, and engagement, WISE works to:
- assist women in navigating and accelerating their careers;
- help women understand their collective value;
- foster peer connections; and
- champion the hiring and advancement of women in the industry
WISE membership comprises professionals at various stages of their careers, from entry-level associates to established industry leaders, and spans all disciplines within the industry. A registered not-for-profit, WISE was founded in 1993 and has its headquarters in New York City with chapters across North America.
The WISE mission is to create and support programs that enhance the growth of women in the business of sports and events. The organization strives to be the definitive source for women seeking information about issues, challenges, and opportunities impacting all stages of their career, from entry level to senior management.
Our aim is to empower women in the business of sports and events with the tools to reach their career goals. Through peer support, mentoring programs and professional development and training, we strive to help members maximize their potential, sharpen their skills and advance their careers at every stage of their professional journeys.
Founded in 2018, WISE Toronto carries out the WISE mission by facilitating meaningful connections among local industry professionals and offering programming, events and valuable networking opportunities in the area throughout the year. We also work with WISE National to deliver organization-wide initiatives such as the WISE Within mentor program and Speed Mentoring Roundtables.