Dine & Learn

WISE NYC Metro Chapter Dine & Learn series is one of the chapter’s Signature Programs exclusively for current WISE members (originally as part of NYC Metro’s Women’s History Month programming in March). The Dine & Learn program enables us to offer members an exclusive opportunity to learn from leading professionals in sports business during a small group 45-minute power session. Typically held over breakfast or lunch.

Dine & Learn sessions are held at various points during the program year, be sure your membership is current so you don’t miss out on updates. Be sure to add to your email address book so that you do not miss important communications from us.

How It Works

Dine & Learn is for current WISE NYC Metro Chapter members only. Participation in the sessions is by advance registration only. The session seating is limited and available on a first come, first served process. You must meet all the criteria for the session you wish to attend.

Dine & Learn sessions are announced via WISE NYC Metro e-newsletter. Registration will close at the time and date specified in the email announcement, or when the session has reached capacity. Seating is very limited, early registration is strongly recommended. Please be sure to add to your email address book.

Benefits of Dine & Learn

Opportunity to connect with senior and executive level sports business professionals with whom you may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with in a near one-on-one environment. You will learn about an industry topic or trend and while having the opportunity to interact other NYC Metro Chapter members and grow your network in a more focused setting than our traditional networking and program events provide.

What You Need to Know About the Dine & Learn Sessions

The Dine & Learn experience is not a job interview – please, leave your resumes and pitches at home. The Dine and Learn experience is not the appropriate venue to pitch or engage the session leaders in solicitation of any kind. We ask that you be respectful of the other participants and adhere to our request regarding solicitation during Dine & Learn sessions.

To maximize your networking opportunity, and be respectful of everyone’s time, please plan to arrive on site 15-minutes prior to the session start time to check in. Dine & Learn sessions will have a hard stop at the 45-minute mark unless otherwise stated in the registration information.

In some settings a light meal is provided, in other settings you are welcome to bring your own brown bag meal.

WISE NYC Metro Chapter Professional Development committee representatives will be on-site for each Dine & Learn session to assist with administration of each session.

Update For Virtual Dine & Learn sessions:

Plan to log-in 5 minutes prior to the Session start time. The virtual Dine & Learn session will begin and end promptly at the designated times as stated in the event registration materials.

WISE NYC Metro members at a dine and learn event


Past Dine and Learn Session Leaders

Erin Casey-Pellegrino, VP of Events and Programming, Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE)

Jaymee Messler, President, The Players’ Tribune

Nubia Murray, Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Marketing – JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Haeda Mihaltses, Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Relations – New York Mets

Bonnie Bernstein, Vice President, Content and Brand Development – Campus Insiders

Kimberly Fields, Esq., VP, Football Operations Compliance and Policy Oversight, National Football League

Belinda Lerner, Executive Director, NFL Player Care Foundation and Vice President, NFL Alumni Affairs and Retired Player Programs -National Football League

Kirsten Hunt, Vice President, Consulting – IMG

Elisa Padilla
, Chief Marketing Officer – Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center

*all titles and organizations current at the time the event was held