Women in Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, today announced the recipients of this year's 2017 WISE Women of the Year Award, which will be presented at the 23nd Annual WISE Women of the Year Awards Luncheon on June 22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
The 2017 recipients are Amy Trask, NFL Analyst, CBS Sports Network; Doris Burke, Basketball Analyst and Reporter, ESPN; and Buffy Filippell, Founder, TeamWork Online. WISE members across the country voted to award these honorees for their accomplishments and significant contributions to the business of sports.
"The 2017 WISE Women of the Year Award recipients are true trailblazers in the sports industry, shattering ceilings for women in broadcasting, talent recruiting and the front office, and continuing to exemplify the dynamic work this award represents," said Kathleen Francis, national chair of WISE. "We are truly honored to celebrate the resilience and excellence of Amy Trask, Doris Burke, and Buffy Filippell at this year's luncheon."
Read on for more information about Amy Trask, one of this year's honorees:
- Amy Trask, NFL Analyst, CBS Sports Network — Amy Trask joined CBS Sports Network in 2013 as a studio analyst on That Other Pregame Show and serves as a panelist on We Need to Talk, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show. She also contributes to The NFL Today on CBS. Prior to joining CBS, Trask was one of the highest-ranking women in American professional sports, serving as CEO of the Oakland Raiders from 1997 until 2013. As CEO, Trask was involved in all non-football business matters and operations for the team, including team representation at league meetings. During her tenure, the Raiders won four division championships (1990, 2000, 2001 and 2002) and one AFC championship (2002). Trask joined the Raiders as an unpaid intern during law school, her first step toward becoming the NFL's first female front-office executive. She also served as a trusted adviser to late Raiders owner Al Davis, known for treating her and others on his team without regard to gender, race and age. Trask shared her experiences at the Raiders in her book You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League. Trask is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a degree in political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her law degree from the USC Gould School of Law. She sits on the board of directors for Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation.
Click here to see a full list of WISE Women of the Year honorees from past years, and here for more information about this year's luncheon.
WISE (Women in Sports and Events), is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports. Through ongoing meetings, special events, and mentoring and educational programs, WISE aims to offer its members the opportunity to gain valuable industry insights and connections that can provide them with a competitive advantage in their current position and as they advance in their careers. Founded in 1993, WISE is a national membership organization and registered 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in New York City, with chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC Metro, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco/Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, D.C. For more information on WISE, please visit WISEworks.org.