Women of Inspiration

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) NYC Metro Chapter held its inaugural Women of Inspiration event Tuesday, December 8 at the PlayStation Theater in downtown NYC. The event honored three women in NYC for their standout work in the sports industry as well as serving as role models and an inspiration to others.

The night was relaxed with women networking and sharing in the occasion that brought them together. Guests were treated to complimentary makeup treatments and were able to take pictures at a photo booth while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails until showtime. 

The quick presentation was emceed by meteorologist Amy Freeze and international DJ Fafa Khan kept the music going. The honorees were Elisa Padilla Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets; Suzanne Smith Producer and Director at CBS Sports and Karen Davis-Farage Co-founder and President of Pole Position Raceway. Each of the women’s achievements were highlighted and they were honored with a WISE plaque. Additionally, there was a presentation of student athletes from across America and a fashion show of athletes sporting athletic gear representing all the NYC major league teams.

It was a good event with an awesome mission. It is really great to see the women behind the scenes that play an integral part in the sports world. I am looking forward to seeing the event grow in the future and what other amazing women are spotlighted.

To learn more about WISE and all their initiatives visit their website.