On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, WISE NYC Metro Chapter presented its 2nd annual Women of Inspiration event at Liberty Hall in NYC. The evening paid tribute to three extraordinary women leaders: Wendy Hilliard, Hall of Fame rhythmic gymnast and the first African American to represent the United States and remained on the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team a record nine times; Adweek’s Most Powerful Women in Sports and Sports Business Journal Game-Changer, Lisa Murray; and Alison Overholt, the first female editor of a major US sports magazine.

The year-end holiday celebration featured a roaring 20’s speakeasy theme with a live band, Prohibition Era themed gaming and beverage stations, and plenty of holiday cheer.

The 2016 Women of Inspiration Honorees

Wendy Hilliard (left), Lisa Murray (middle), Alison Overholt (right)

L to R: Wendy Hilliard, Owner of Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics; Lisa Murray, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon; Alison Overholt, Editor In Chief, ESPN The Magazine & espnW

Collage of images of WISE NYC Metro members at 2016 Women of Inspiration event

Photo credit: A. Aguilar
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