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MORE ABOUT SEEN

We curate inclusive spaces for Black and Brown professionals in Sports & Entertainment to thrive

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 2,000+ professionals in sports & entertainment by hosting over 50 events.

 

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.

THE SEEN COMMUNITY

The SEEN community is made up of 2,000+ 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+

10+
professional
teams

20+
media & ent. companies

professional leagues

25+
consumer brands

30+
agencies

OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS

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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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MEET THE FOUNDERS

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Melcolm Ruffin

VP of Content Strategy & Business Development,
The Springhill Company

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Tristan Mitchell

VP of Strategy,
Excel Sports Management

WHY SEEN?

SEEN takes a unique approach to how we address DEI

in the business of sports & entertainment

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Authentic Relationship Building

SEEN creates a safe space for diverse and like-minded industry professionals to connect in meaningful ways.

 

We find there is often only “1 degree of separation” between attendees which helps avoid typical networking experiences, which often feels transactional and forced.

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Inclusion of Allies and Advocates for DEI

Closing the DEI gap in sports & entertainment is a monumental task that will not occur without the support of allies and industry advocates.

Allies and advocates are an important part of SEEN's community and their [presence/involvement/engagement] helps us build a more inclusive community that benefits everyone.

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Crossover Between Sports & Entertainment

Industry lines are becoming increasingly blurred between sports, entertainment, media, and tech and entertainment.

 

By embracing the intersection of sports & entertainment, we attract a wide range of professionals and corporate partners who are all invested in eliminating the DEI gap.

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Experienced Leadership Team

SEEN is organized and managed by a diverse and experienced group of sports & entertainment industry professionals.

Because we are the community we serve, we are able to effectively design memorable events and create opportunities for the greater SEEN community.

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