General sessions

Special remarks

Profit from Your Life Experiences

Dr. Bertice Berry
Author, Lecturer and Sociologist
Bertice Berry Productions Inc.

Bertice Berry Ph.D. is a sociologist, author, lecturer and mother of five who believes that everyone is the sum of their experiences — and that everyone needs to maximize these experiences to be their best. Dr. Berry will show you how to become your optimal self and help others do the same by reviewing past experiences, identifying the unconscious scripts we use every day, and providing tools that will help you grow both personally and professionally. You will laugh, see how adversity has helped enable your success and leave inspired to become the highest version of yourself.
Monday, October 22 | 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Opening keynote

Women and the Future of Retail

Julie Gilbert Newrai
President, WOLF and former Senior Vice President, Best Buy

Women make the vast majority of the buying decisions in the consumer products market, and they shop and think differently than men. How can you change your organization to leverage female leadership to build brand loyalty and increase market share among women? Julie Gilbert Newrai — a leading retail consultant and former senior vice president at one of the world’s most successful retailers — explains why women hold the key to growth in the consumer products and retail industry worldwide. She will show you how to win the hearts and minds of female consumers while creating a collaborative workplace culture where women and men thrive.
Tuesday, October 23 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Executive Roundtable

The Power of Women in Tomorrow’s Industry

Moderator: Alison Kenney Paul, Vice Chairman, US Retail Leader and Principal, Deloitte
Irene Chang Britt, President, Pepperidge Farm
Susan Chambers,
Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Walmart
Tom Falk, CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Bhavdeep Singh, Executive Vice President, Operations, Ahold USA

An all-star panel of c-suite executives will share their perspectives on the consumer products/retail industry’s biggest near-term challenges and opportunities — and how their companies are leveraging women leaders to strengthen their organizations for the changes ahead.
Tuesday, October 23 | 2:30 pm ­– 3:30 pm

Closing keynote

Leading a High-Performance Life

Yvonne Camus
High-Performance Motivator

Yvonne Camus will incorporate her riveting life experiences as a business executive, mother of three and competitive athlete in the grueling Eco-Challenge in this deeply relatable presentation. Camus will draw on the latest thinking in nutrition, exercise, relaxation and mindset — the four pillars of health — to offer effective real-life strategies for living a high-performance life.
Tuesday October 23 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm


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