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Assistant Coach Stephanie Allen Spotlighted By WISE NYC Chapter
Fifth-year assistant touts the Women In Sports and Events organization for numerous opportunities
September 26, 2012Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Binghamton assistant women’s lacrosse coach Stephanie Allen was recently highlighted by the Women In Sports and Events (WISE) organization’s New York City chapter. Allen, who joined the group last fall, is just one of a handle full of members that are still involved in coaching. This unique characteristic made her a perfect choice for the organization’s monthly ‘Member Spotlight.’
Earlier in the month Allen sat down for a Q&A session with the organization, which has done past features on members from the New York Yankees, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Octagon Sports Marketing. You can read her interview here.
Beginning in 1993 with approximately 60 women, WISE has become the leading professional organization for women in the sports industry. As the foremost voice and resource for women in business, WISE now has chapters throughout the country, including Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Atlanta to name a few. From the major professional sports leagues to consumer packaged goods and media, WISE provides an opportunity for women to meet, discuss career related issues and network. The New York City chapter, which encompasses the Tri-State area, has over 300 members currently associated with the organization.
“I am very appreciative to be a part of the WISE organization because of the resources and support it provides women in the (sports industry) field,” Allen said. “I would encourage our female student-athletes to take a closer look at how WISE can help them develop professionally and meet their career goals. Hopefully they will attain similar success as they have in their athletic careers here at Binghamton.”
Allen initially became involved with the organization thanks to a friend who worked for Octagon, a worldwide sports marketing firm, and plans to be a member for several years to come. She attributes her participation with the group to wanting to be a part of something that wasn’t necessarily lacrosse or coaching oriented, but still correlated with the sports industry.
The fifth-year assistant believes that WISE provides numerous opportunities for women in the sporting world, including networking, volunteering, mentoring and professional development. Allen says she typically attends four to five events a year and particularly enjoys the guest speakers that the organization presents. Past speakers have come from ESPN, The New York Times, the National Football League, Madison Square Garden, CBS, CitiGroup and USA Today.
Allen hopes that current and past student-athletes may notice her participation with WISE and decide to join. “I would absolutely recommend to anyone who is in one of the chapter areas to get involved,” she stated. “They offer so many opportunities, from selective job listings to outstanding networking events. I believe it would be extremely beneficial to any women interested in a career in sports.”
Later this fall, Allen plans on volunteering at the Women’s Sports Foundation event, which is an ‘Annual Salute’ to extraordinary women in the sports industry.
For more information about Women in Sports and Event’s New York City chapter, please visit www.wisenyc.org.