SBJ/October 10-16, 2011/Game Changers
Game Changers: Sue Rodin
Published October 10, 2011, Page 39A
Rodin says a Mets game with granddaughter Claire is a grand-slam day.
Stars & Strategies, President
Since then, WISE has grown as a nonprofit group to have 10 chapters around the country and more than 1,000 members, in turn leading to thousands of networking relationships and jobs for women in sports. In 1996, Rodin started her second venture in sports, Stars & Strategies. The agency both at its launch and continuing today aims to specialize in women’s sports marketing and management.
- First job: I was trained to teach history at the secondary level, but after graduate school there were no jobs, so I was a fifth-grade teacher at a public school in Queens, N.Y.
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Shift happens.” The only given is change; the best we can do is control how we manage it.
- In 10 words or less, how would you describe your management style?: Collaborative (more “we” than “me”) and focused on solutions.
- Woman in sports business you’d most like to meet: Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable. I would like to hear about her career path, her business challenges and her goals.
- If I had to do it all over again, I would …: Have started in business earlier.
- Ten years from now, I hope to be …: Having fun with the grandkids, traveling and celebrating the Mets’ World Series victory.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“I admire her ability to galvanize an incredibly large group of women to organize chapters to help other women professionally network. … She found a need far greater than her own and it has blossomed to a sustainable association.”
- Buffy Filippell, TeamWork Consulting president