Leadership Summit

NEW Leadership Summit 2013

General sessions


The Coming Work/Family Revolution
Anne-Marie Slaughter
President, New America Foundation

Anne-Marie Slaughter launched a national debate on women and work last year with her controversial article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Can’t Have It All.” In it, Slaughter explains why she "leaned back” and left a demanding, high-profile job as director of planning and policy in the State Department to have more time with her family. In this session, Slaughter will examine the policies, programs and realities of work/life "balance,” and discuss how companies and leaders can make their businesses more family friendly.
Tuesday, October 22 | 8:30 am - 9:15 am


The Art of Risk-Taking
Moderator: Jill Smart, Chief Human Resources Officer, Accenture
Bert Alfonso, President, International, The Hershey Company
Diane Dietz, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Safeway Inc.
Craig Johnson, President and CEO, Altria Group Distribution Company
Sue Klug, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Unified Grocers Inc.

Risk is an integral part of business — there’s risk in doing nothing and intelligent risk-taking that can lead to big wins. Listen in as Chief HR Officer Jill Smart of Accenture asks a panel of c-suite executives how taking risks has benefited their companies and careers. You’ll learn how to master the art of risk-taking and be inspired to be an innovator in your company.
Tuesday, October 22 | 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Brian Cornell, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods, PepsiCo Inc.
Moderator: NEW Past Chair Michelle Gloeckler
Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Home, Walmart US, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Get an inside view on leadership as senior retail executive Michelle Gloeckler interviews Brian Cornell, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, a $24 billion consumer goods powerhouse that includes Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods and all of PepsiCo Inc.'s Latin American food businesses. Cornell and Gloeckler will discuss the importance of women’s leadership, the changing workforce and what it takes to be a leader.
Tuesday, October 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Redefining Leadership
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, women’s advocate and filmmaker

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a documentary filmmaker, CEO of an international nonprofit and wife of a politician. She's also a working mom whose day-to-day challenges of maintaining work/life balance are intensified by being in the public eye. Despite trends suggesting that men are playing a larger role in parenting, women continue to bear more household and childcare responsibilities whether they have a career or not. This is not just a woman's problem — it's an issue that affects our families, communities, businesses, country and the world. In this session, Newsom makes the case that greater equality in the workplace is good for business and the economy, and offers solutions to help us create a better work environment for all.
Wednesday, October 23 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am


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