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7/23/2013 to 7/25/2013
When: July 23 to July 25, 2013
Where: Terranea Resort
6610 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, California  90275
United States
Contact: Lauren Martinez

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Learn from the masters and network with peers from throughout the consumer products and retail industry at the Network's seventh annual NEW Executive Leaders Forum at the Terranea Resort outside Los Angeles. Serious and supportive, the Forum is designed by senior executives to help you take the next step up the leadership ladder.

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This event is by invitation only. Please contact your Network Ambassador to receive your special invitation link and online registration instructions.

Secure your seat today — seating is limited.


This event is sold out and registration is closed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full refund is available 10 business days prior to the event date. Please revisit your online registration form via your personal confirmation # and click "Unregister" to receive your automatic refund (deadline is July 9).

Note: Due to the Forum's sold-out status, replacement requests cannot be accepted.

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A limited number of rooms are available at the Terranea Resort at the discounted rate of $260 (tax and daily resort fee of $10 not included) until Friday, June 28 or until space is no longer available (whichever comes first). NOTE: rooms are subject to availability and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Advance agenda

Tuesday, July 23

1:00 pm – 6:30 pm



3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Leadership Lab I: Roundtables

Join a small facilitated discussion group to explore the advantages of women’s leadership and explore best practices for advancing women in the industry.


6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Welcome remarks

Catherine Lindner
Board Chair, Network of Executive Women

Forum Co-Chairs

Monica Turner
General Manager, Market Strategy and Planning, Procter & Gamble

Donna Giordano
President, Ralphs Division, The Kroger Co.


8:30 pm ­– 10:00 pm

Nightcaps and networking

Wednesday, July 24

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Opening ceremony

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Opening remarks

Catherine Lindner

Board Chair, Network of Executive Women

Forum Co-Chairs

Monica Turner
General Manager, Market Strategy and Planning, Procter & Gamble

Donna Giordano
President, Ralphs Division, The Kroger Co.


9:00 am – 9:45 am

Keynote address

Leadership Your Way: How to Succeed by Being Yourself

Mindy Grossman

CEO and Director, HSN Inc.


9:45 am –10:00 am

Morning break

Book signing


10:00 am – 10:45 am

Leadership Lab II: Town Hall

Grab your handheld polling device for this interactive exercise designed to identify workplace obstacles and find solutions that will unleash the power of authentic women’s leadership.

Vicki Felker

Vice President of Pet Specialty, Customer Development Group, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company


10:45 am – 11:15 am

Intro to Leadership Circles

Background, introductions and transition to Learning Circle workshops.


11:15 am -12:15 pm

Leadership Circles

Authentic Leadership: Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Vicki Escarra
CEO, Opportunity International


Entering the C-Suite: Taking Your Seat at the Table
Brad Davidson
President, Kellogg North America, and Senior Vice President, Kellogg Company


Navigating the C-Suite: Politics Is Not a Dirty Word
Suzan Kereere
Senior Vice President and General Manager, National Client Group

American Express


Women Supporting Women: Forging Authentic Connections

Ancella Livers
Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership


How to Win Amid Chaos and Change

Janel Haugarth
President, Independent Business and Supply Chain Services, SUPERVALU

Using Power: What Every Female Leader Needs to Know
Kim Rucker
Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, Kraft Foods Group Inc.


Organization Transformation: Leading Cultural Change
Aidan Tracey
President of Mosaic Sales Solutions, Acosta


Remaining Relevant: Critical Capabilities for Today’s Leader

Nina Leigh Krueger

President, Golden Products Division, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company


Starting from Nothing: What It Takes to Fulfill Your Destiny
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
Executive Vice President, Artistic Director, OPI Division, Coty Inc.


12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Forum Luncheon


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Leadership Circles

Morning sessions repeat so you can join a different Leadership Circle.


2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Afternoon Break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Leadership Circles Roundup

Return to general session to recap your key Leadership Circle lessons.


3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Special address

Stop Expecting Order: The Uncertain, Unpredictable, Uncomfortable Nature of Leadership

Laysha Ward

President of Community Relations, Target Corporation


4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Leadership Lab III: One-to-One

Share leadership lessons with a learning partner in a one-to-one peer coaching session.


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Forum Reception


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner and Special Guest

A Conversation with Muhtar Kent

Trudy Bourgeois

CEO and Founder, The Center for Workforce Excellence

Muhtar Kent

CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Thursday, July 25

8:00 am – 8:15 am


8:15 am – 9:15 am

Executive Dialogue

Grace Under Fire: Simple Principles for Managing Complex Problems

Moderator: Anne Fink

Senior Vice President, PepsiCo Sales, PepsiCo Inc.

Katy Barclay

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Kroger Co.

John Lewis

President and CEO, NA Buy, Nielsen

Lori Raya

President, Vons, Safeway Inc.

Kevin Walling

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hershey Company

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Leadership Lab IV: Breakthrough!

Learn how to devise a plan of action that will help you and your organization develop bold and authentic leadership.

Dr. Sue Stanek Ph.D.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Morning Break

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Leadership Lab IV: Action Planning

Break into small, facilitated groups to hear how organizations have successfully leveraged change — and devise a plan of action of your own.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Closing keynote address

Geena Davis

An Award-Winning Life: Find Your Greatness

Activist and actress


12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Farewell remarks

Forum Co-Chairs

Monica Turner
General Manager, Market Strategy and Planning, Procter & Gamble

Donna Giordano
President, Ralphs Division, The Kroger Co.

Catherine Lindner

Board Chair, Network of Executive Women



Preliminary agenda subject to change


Cancellation and refund/transfer policy
Full refund or registration transfer is available 10 business days prior to the event date. Please click here to submit your formal transfer or refund request no later than Tuesday, July 9.

Antitrust policy
Participants at all NEW events must abide by the Network of Executive Women antitrust policy.

Portions of this event may be photographed and videotaped for use by the Network of Executive Women in its sole discretion. Any and all attendees of the event may be videotaped and/or photographed while in attendance and attendees will not be compensated in any fashion for use of a videotape or photograph containing any attendee's image or likeness.

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