Power Play

Power Play is a WISE National signature event, focused on bringing together senior to executive level women from the same organization, or section of sports business, who represent different areas of discipline within the organization. WISE Seattle hosts their annual Power Play event each March in celebration of Women's History Month.

2024 Power Play: Equal Pay Day

This Equal Pay Day, March 12th, we gathered for an evening of learning and sharing regarding pay equity, closing the wage gap, and creating opportunities for career advancement in our organizations.

Led by WISE’s DEI Co-Chairs, Tara Buchan and Dani Carbary, we heard from leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion, pay equity technology and sports business. 

This year's speakers included:

  • Moderators, Tara Buchan & Dani Carbary, Chief Strategy & Engagement Officers, TADA Partners & WISE Seattle's DEI Co-Chairs

  • Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, Chief Operating Officer, Sounders FC

  • Katie Bardaro, Chief Customer Officer, Syndio

  • Mariko Blakely, Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager, PNC

Past Power Play Events Include:

March 2023: Up Close and Personal with the Women Behind the All-Star Game in Seattle

March 2022: Up Close and Personal with Amazon

March 2021: Up Close and Person with the Seattle Seahawks

July 2020: Power Play Panel with Swire Coco-Cola (Rescheduled)