MORE ABOUT SEEN

The premier organization supporting Black and Brown

professionals in sports & entertainment

Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit striving to close the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) gap prevalent in the business of sports & entertainment. 

Our goal is to provide Black and Brown professionals with opportunities to:

  • Advance themselves professionally and personally

  • Build authentic relationships with a community of peers

  • Give back to support the next generation of young leaders

THE SEEN COMMUNITY

The SEEN community is made up of 1,500+ minorities and allies of DEI working in the business of sports & entertainment. SEEN community members work in the industry's most elite companies:

5+

professional leagues

5+

professional

leagues

10+

professional

teams

20+

media & ent. companies

consumer brands

25+

consumer brands

30+

agencies

PILLARS

Advancement

Empowering our members through personal and professional development programming to grow

and accelerate their careers

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Community Building

Curating experiences that are safe spaces for minority and ally members to help facilitate authentic relationships

 

Giving Back

Providing members with impactful opportunities to reinvest their time and resources into the next generation of diverse sports & entertainment leaders

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OUR STORY

Since 2015 we have been bringing together like-minded minorities and allies in the sports industry to make new friends and enjoy great events.  Many of you might also know us by our original name, Sports Industry Influencers.

 

Over the course of 5 years we organically grew to a community of 1,500+ professionals in sports & entertainment by hosting over 30 events with more than 2,000 attendees.

 

In 2020 we incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and rebranded as Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN) to better reflect our commitment to increasing DEI throughout the sports & entertainment industry.

 

Our top priority is keeping the community first and serving them by hosting memorable events and creating opportunities.

Click below if you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Melcolm Ruffin

Co-Founder

Tristan Mitchell

Co-Founder

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The SEEN Leadership Team

SEEN is led by a team of industry professionals dedicated to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion. 

  • Abigail Bazile - Urban One, Strategic Partnerships

  • Katie Berman - IMG, Licensing & Business Dev

  • Adriene Bueno* - Hashtag Sports, Marketing

  • Camille Buxeda - SLAM, Content Production

  • Josh Carroll - NBA, Global Partnerships

  • Tristan Mitchell* - GMR, Client Consulting & Services

  • Sam Permut* - Roc Nation Sports, Agent

  • Andrew Richman* - Davis & Gilbert, Associate

  • Melcolm Ruffin* - CAA, Athlete Content Strategy

  • Kellen Williams - CSM, Brand Partnerships 

* = SEEN Board of Directors

Sports & Entertainment Equity Network (SEEN)

Email: Contact@seentogether.org

Phone: 908-718-7564

Registered Non-Profit: 85-1289207

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