On June 22nd, Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, held its 23rd Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon in New York City. Doris Burke, Basketball Analyst and Reporter, ESPN; Buffy Filippell, Founder, TeamWork Online; and Amy Trask, NFL Analyst, CBS Sports Network, were voted by WISE members across the country as the 2017 honorees.
Burke, Filippell, and Trask join past honorees and ROSSETTI clients Stacey Allaster, Chief Executive of USTA (2011), and Amy Latimer, President of TD Garden (2015).
Ted Leonsis, Owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, joined the 2017 honorees as the recipient of the Champion Award, which annually recognizes a male executive who has championed the advancement of women in the workplace. During his acceptance speech, Ted declared his company “stronger, more innovative, and more efficient when women are at the table helping drive our decision-making,” and created a call for action to other professional teams to follow suit in putting women at the forefront of their business.
Using the ROSSETTI-designed Washington D.C. Entertainment Sports Arena, as an example, Ted also called all other NBA teams to construct facilities that provide WNBA teams with world-class amenities. ROSSETTI is proud to be behind the first WNBA-dedicated facility in the league and hopes to act on Ted’s speech to bring more of these facilities to female athletes.
ROSSETTI is a proud sponsor of WISE Detroit, which was recently founded as the 16th Chapter of WISE. ROSSETTI designer, Chloe Siamof started the chapter and now serves as the Wise Detroit president, and was later joined Katie Miller, a ROSSETTI Associate, Project Manager + Director of Return on Design, who serves as WISE Detroit’s Director of Finance.
We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of Detroit’s women in sports and events, and the official kick-off of WISE Detroit at ROSSETTI’s rooftop deck on August 24th. Stay tuned for more pictures!
To learn more about WISE Detroit or to get involved, follow their Facebook page.