The WELI Experience
"WELI was an amazing week of learning, exploring the building blocks of successful leadership and most importantly, making lifelong friends. I can't recommend this program enough.""
— Wendy Bass | SVP Business & Legal Affairs, NBC Sports Group '18
"The WISE Executive Leadership Institute provides women executives in the sports industry an opportunity to enhance their leadership and business acumen, develop meaningful relationships and expand their network and take something back to impact their organizations."
— Tonya Cornileus | VP Learning & Organization Development, ESPN '14
"It's a chance to meet and interact with women leaders in different facets of the sports industry — to learn from them and their experiences and celebrate their triumphs in a non-competitive environment."
— Aileen Dagrosa | SVP & General Counsel, Philadelphia Eagles '14
"WISE engaged the best of the best faculty at Tuck. The cases were relevant. The conversations were meaningful and the faculty understood the challenges and opportunities facing our organizations."
— Kasia Horner | Sports Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company '15
"The WISE Executive Leadership Institute was the most unexpected professional gift I could have ever asked for. I was inspired every day by the candid exchange of stories between all the participants and the academic research provided by the professors that directly related to our collective experiences. The connections, content and campus were unparalleled."
— Michele Kajiwara | SVP Premium Seating Sales, STAPLES Center/AEG '17
"The exceptional programming of the weeklong executive courses, in the unforgettable environment of Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth, sharpened my business acumen, expanded my knowledge base and pushed me outside of my learning comfort zone. The women that were part of my class have continued to provide me friendship, support and advice in my career and will forever inspire me based on our experience together that week."
— Laurie Kepron | Group VP Integrated Marketing, National Hockey League '16
"This program came at exactly the right time for me. The mix of business learning, connection to other b women in the industry, and 'ah- ha moments' around how to develop as an executive and as a leader will have tangible impact for me. I'm sure of it."
— Alison Overholt | Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine & espnW '15
"This experience is something that made an immediate impact on my thinking. I actually thanked my mom after the sessions as I realized she raised a strong, happy, leader."
— Tracie Rodburg | VP Sponsorship & Partnership Management, National Football League '18'
"This is the most impactful program available to women in sports. WISE offers it all-access to key faculty, other industry leaders and extensive training all in one place. I am very fortunate that my company invested in me."
— Gina Scott | VP Group Licensing, NFL Players Incorporated '16
— Andrea Starkey | VP Strategic Programming Partnerships, Golf Channel '16
"This week was filled with inspiration, valuable coursework and new friendships with an incredible group of women. I am grateful for the WELI program and the professors for the information that will benefit me in all aspects of life."
— Emily Unruh | VP Retail Development, Major League Soccer '18
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