Friday, October 24 | 9:45 am – 11:15 am
Tricia Molloy, Author, Working with Wisdom
Universal laws are at work that either support or sabotage our success. Laws like “the universe abhors a vacuum” and “what you focus on expands.” In this session, you’ll discover how to use universal truths to achieve your goals and use affirmations, visualization and other simple steps to make the most of the information, inspiration and connections you made at the Summit.
Jill Flynn, Founding Partner, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
In this closing workshop, an expert on career development will help you transform your top Summit takeaways into a career- and life-changing plan of action. You’ll learn how to keep your momentum, share best practices with your team and leverage this week’s new ideas and connections.
Trudy Bourgeois, Founder and CEO, The Center for Workforce Excellence
Robert Solomon, Director of Talent Management Insights and Solutions, Network of Executive Women
Join us for a revealing and frank dialogue on women, race and inclusion in the retail and consumer goods industry — and learn how you can break down barriers and embrace differences to achieve stronger relationships and powerful business results. This interactive session will build on findings from NEW’s recent report, “Tapestry: Leveraging the Rich Diversity of Women in Retail and Consumer Goods,” and provide a safe place to explore your own biases and create a personal plan to advance inclusion.
Christina Cole, Regional Development Manager, Network of Executive Women
Marla Hager Thompson, Senior Vice President, U.S. Strategy, Catalina
The Network’s volunteer-driven regional groups are the lifeblood of NEW, helping advance women's leadership in 20 regions across the U.S. and Canada. This session is open to all regional leaders who want to share their experiences working with NEW and learn how to be a more effective regional leader. You'll leave better prepared to lead your region — and learn how to apply those leadership lessons in your own organization and career. (By invitation)
Nancy Krawczyk, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Network of Executive Women
NEW Ambassadors are the vital link between the Network’s 8,300 corporate members and our 100 national sponsors. This session will outline sponsor benefits, new opportunities for you and your company, and scorecard and activation tools to help your organization get the most from its NEW sponsorship. You’ll leave with ideas to help you embed the Network’s mission into your organization and share your own thoughts on advancing women’s leadership. (By invitation)
Eileen Tarjan, Learning Manager, Network of Executive Women
Alicia Whitaker, Principal, Whitaker Associates
Hit the Summit running with this pre-conference prep session designed to help you connect this year’s program to your personal development plan. Eileen Tarjan and Alicia Whitaker — the Summit’s primary program planners — will help you plan your Summit experience and customize your schedule.
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Regency Ballroom VI, VII
Moderator: Jeffery Halter, President, YWomen
Doug Whitney, Vice President, Human Resources and Labor Relations, Stop & Shop, Ahold US
Daniel Eckert, Senior Vice President, Walmart Services, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Arist Mastorides, Vice President, Consumer Sales North America, Global Walmart Team, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Women make or influence the vast majority of retail purchases and comprise nearly half of the industry’s workforce — but men still comprise more than 80 percent of the industry’s executive officers. This gender gap is a workplace challenge — and a marketplace opportunity. In this session designed for men who lead women, a panel of male executives will explore how male leaders can foster strategic partnerships between men and women, act as champions of women and leverage women’s leadership to build better teams and increase their bottom lines. After our roundtable, participants will break into small groups to share best practices to take back to their organizations. The session will be led by Jeffery Tobias Halter, president of YWomen, a strategic consulting company that helps engage men in women’s leadership development.
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Regency Ballroom V