We are…

…an inclusive community for sports industry professionals to connect, collaborate, share resources and access opportunities. We are diverse in culture, ideas, politics, backgrounds, and career paths. We support each other and our communities while pushing the sports industry forward.

Our Story

Two kids from Queens met in grad school at Columbia University. They often noted their desire for a space for diverse professionals from all angles of the sports industry to discuss their experiences, give back to the next generation, collaborate in meaningful ways and grow professionally. So one day they decided to create the space they were looking for.

Shaina Wiel


Sports Business Nerd. Changing the status quo...because I'm the plug.
Shaina (pronounced SHY-NA) manages the day to day operations for MiS. Often one of the only minorities in the room, she felt it was imperative to use her extensive network to create a space for her and her colleagues to exchange resources and give each other a competitive advantage. Shaina is a proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (BS '08) and Columbia University (MS '13). She always reps Queens, but can be found these days in Harlem with her dog Tropicana.

Candice C. Haynes


Addicted to sneakers and empowering youth through sports.

Candice manages the behind the scenes operations of MiS and MiS Next. Having personally experienced the power of sports as a tool for youth and community development, Candice also pays it forward daily as the Founder of 360° Skills Academy, a successful sports-based nonprofit serving youth in under-resourced communities. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (BS '06) and Columbia University (MS '13) and a proud product of New York City public schools.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the premiere space for resources, connections and collaborations that heighten the success of minorities in the sports industry from entry level to executive level and beyond. We strive to foster an environment of inclusion, respect and meaningful engagement.

Contact Us

Need more info before signing up? Other inquiries? Drop us a line and we'll follow up ASAP. We look forward to connecting with you!

Email: info@misportsbiz.com

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