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Summit 2013


General Sessions

Opening Keynote

The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery

Sarah Lewis, Author, The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery
One of the nation’s most brilliant and innovative thought leaders will show you how you can shatter the old success/failure paradigm that holds you back. Her story-driven keynote will investigate how innovation, inspiration, discovery and creativity can be found in improbable sources, even failure. Lewis is author of the inspirational best seller Rise, holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale universities, and was profiled in the Great American Women issue of Vogue magazine.

Thursday, October 23 | 9:15 am – 10:00 am

C-Suite Roundtable

Career Innovation and Critical Choices

Moderator: NEW Board Chair Betsy Hosick, General Manager Procurement, DM&S, Chevron Corporation
Sona Chawla, President, Digital and Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreen Co.
Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Jocelyn Wong, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Listen in as a panel of diverse c-suite executives discuss their personal career paths and the critical choices they made that helped them get where they are. They’ll discuss lateral career moves, cross-functional assignments, "time outs,” the importance of sponsors and mentors, and "roads not taken.” You’ll learn why the "career lattice” has replaced the “career ladder” and hear the personal stories of these career innovators' far-from-standard journeys.
Thursday, October 23 | 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Closing Keynote

Career GPS: Creating and Navigating Your Own Path

Dr. Ella Bell, Founder and President, ASCENT
There are more possibilities for women than ever — if you know the rules for corporate success. In this frank, funny and inspiring closing keynote, famed leadership coach Dr. Ella Bell will offer strategies for women navigating today’s changing corporate landscape and share insights gained from coaching thousands of female leaders. Whether your career trajectory is the c-suite, senior officer position or an entrepreneurial role, you’ll leave fired up and ready to take your career to a whole new level.
Friday, October 24 | 8:15 am – 9:30 am


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