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NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference 2011
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3/1/2011 to 3/3/2011
When: 3/1/2011
Where: Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road, N.E
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Lauren H. Martinez

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Your consumers and workforce are becoming more diverse -- fast. To stay in front of these powerful trends, you need to increase your knowledge, think strategically and integrate cultural competency into all facets of your business. The NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference presents strategies that align your organization’s diversity efforts with its business goals by creating culturally competent leaders who can conquer today’s diverse markets.

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Welcome reception | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Special remarks by
Robert Abernathy, Group President of North Atlantic Consumer Products, Kimberly-Clark


Networking breakfast | 6:45 am – 7:45 am

Opening remarks | 8:00 am – 8:30 am
NEW President Michelle Gloeckler, SVP for Merchandise Execution, Walmart Stores
Michael Byron, VP, Supplier Diversity, Supervalu
Jeffery Tobias Halter, Director of Diversity Leadership Strategy, Coca-Cola

Opening keynote | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
"Diversity is the New Normal"
Holly Moore, SVP, Director of Global Accounts, The Futures Company

Report Out | 9:30 am –10:00 am
"The Changing Consumer and the Workforce Imperative”
Alison Kenney Paul, Vice Chair and Leader, U.S. Retail Practice, Deloitte
Nicola Johnson, Principal, Retail Practice, Deloitte
Dian Emerson, VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Safeway
Annie Zipfel, Director, Target Owned Brands, Target Corporation

Refreshment break | 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Featured address | 10:30 am – 11:45 am
"Unconscious Bias: The Silent Business Killer” by Dr. Sondra Thiederman, author of Making Diversity Work

Conference luncheon | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Concurrent sessions | 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Leveraging Employee Resource Groups
Erby Foster, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, The Clorox Company
Jim Norman, VP of Diversity, Kraft Foods
Martha Freitas, Assistant Manager, Human Resources, Southwest Division, The Kroger Co.
Todd Sheldon, SVP and General Counsel, Supervalu

Building Culturally Competent Leaders
Shirley Engelmeier, CEO and Founder, InclusionINC
Phyllis Jefferson, VP, Learning and Organizational Development, InclusionINC
Wanette Wise, VP, Category Management and Shopper Insights, Kellogg Company
Tim Massa, VP, Talent Management, Corporate Human Resources, The Kroger Co.

Creating Advanced Strategic Relationships
Subriana Pierce, SVP Sales and Merchandising, Albertsons, Supervalu
Vanessa Evans, former VP Customer Development, Johnson & Johnson
Jackie Parker, VP Global Inclusion and Diversity, Newell Rubbermaid
Lisa Reynolds, VP Consumer Engagement, Valassis

Refreshment break | 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent sessions repeat | 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Reception and dinner | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Special remarks by
Jerry Wilson, SVP, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Coca-Cola


Networking breakfast | 6:45 am – 7:45 am

Special remarks | 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Jeffery Tobias Halter, Director of Diversity Leadership Strategy, Coca-Cola

Leadership Roundtable | 8:15 am – 9:45 am
"Creating Culturally Competent Organizations"
Sandy Douglas, President, Coca-Cola North America
Rosalind Brewer, EVP and President, Walmart South
Eva Kohn, SVP, Strategic Sales, Valassis Sales & Marketing

Refreshment break | 9:45 am – 10:15 am

Table Discussions | 10:15 am – 11:15 am
"Courageous Conversations: Building A Plan of Action"

Closing Keynote | 11:15 am – 12:10 pm
"Good Is Not Enough: Why Great Companies Stay on the Cutting Edge of D&I"
Keith Wyche, President, Cub Foods

Farewell remarks | 12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
NEW President Michelle Gloeckler, SVP for Merchandise Execution, Walmart Stores
Michael Byron, VP, Supplier Diversity, Supervalu
Trudy Bourgeois, President and CEO, The Center for Workforce Excellence
Jeffery Tobias Halter, Director of Diversity Leadership Strategy, Coca-Cola

Program subject to change

Who should attend
CPG/retail industry executives, line leaders, human resource and diversity and inclusion managers, emerging leaders, everyone who wants to leverage the power of multicultural workforces and reach today’s multicultural markets.

Takeaways and benefits

■ Strategic overview of today’s multicultural markets
■ Cultural competencies -- personal and organizational
■ Industry best practices for diversity and inclusion
■ Creating unbiased leadership
■ Maximizing the ROI of employee resource groups
■ Building strategic relationships through diversity
■ Networking opportunities, including dinner party at World of Coke
■ Fly in Tuesday, fly out Thursday afternoon
■ Meals and functions included


A limited number of rooms may be available at the discount rate of $179 per night. Please check with Candice Baugh of the Westin Buckhead for availability. For further assistance please contact Lauren Martinez.

Book online

Candice Baugh, Convention Services Manager
(404) 365-6372

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326

Registration fees
National conferences open to Network members only — join online for $200 per year.

Corporate members of Foundation sponsors Kraft and Walmart:
Please contact your Ambassador about special rates.

$ 995 for corporate members from NEW’s national sponsor companies
$ 1,195 for all other NEW members

Meeting Attire

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Full refund or registration transfer 10 business days prior to the event date. To cancel or request a refund or registration transfer, please email no later than February 14.

Anti-trust Policy
At any gathering, whether an informal or formal program, national or regional event, participants must abide by the Network of Executive Women anti-trust policy.


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