About Us

Who We Are

WISE (Women in Sports and Events) is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports and events. Through ongoing meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE offers its members the opportunity to gain valuable insights and connections that can provide them a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers.

Our Mission

The WISE (Women in Sports and Events) mission is to create and support programs that enhance the success and growth of women in the business of sports and events. Learn More

WISE Chapters

Founded in 1993, WISE is a national 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, Syracuse University (WISE on Campus) and Washington, D.C.

WISE National, governed by the National Board of Directors, leads the overarching strategy and provides resources accessible to all members, while each WISE chapter elects its own board to carry out WISE’s mission at the local level. Chapters provide programming and valuable networking opportunities in their region and work with the National Board to deliver WISE initiatives such as the WISE Within Mentor Program.


LA Advisory Board

Judi Cordray, Blanca Gonzalaz, and Jennifer Van Dijk

LA Board of Directors

Shelley Taniguchi

Vice Presidents
Allison Howard and Vanessa Shay

Vice President of Finance
Cayla Pingel

Vice Presidents of Communication
Crystal Yang Edwards and Nicole Wool

Director of Internal Communication
Kristyn Male

Director of Membership
Sarah Poe

Directors of Mentorship
Amanda Carmichael and Erika Lamiell-Signal

Directors of Partnerships
Kala Polman-Tuin and Deanna Rothberg

Directors of Programming
Sarah Speirs

Director of Public Relations
Cassandra Zebisch

Director of Social Media
Lisa Bregman

Director of Web & IT
Susan Zeile

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