Members build networking skills at inaugural South Texas event
Friday, October 26, 2012
Network of Executive
Women members learned from a panel of women executives who shared their
experiences and advice for strengthening networking skills at the inaugural NEW
South Texas event, Oct. 12, 2012 at the Houston Food Bank.
More than 100 NEW members heard from
Cynthia Cisneros, vice president, community affairs for KTRK-TV; NEW Secretary Betsy
Hosick, general manager, strategic capability for Chevron Corp.; Christine Mei,
director of manufacturing for Coca-Cola Refreshments; and Paulette Powell, vice
president, corporate human resources for Nestlé USA. Michele Hanson of ExecuInsight LLC moderated
The women addressed common networking concerns, such as keeping
networking authentic and whether it’s appropriate to network with colleagues
who have higher-level positions.
was extremely inspirational for me because it showed me the power of women and
what we can do and how far we have come in the professional world,” said Karla
Vohra of Deloitte, who serves on the NEW South Texas committee.
Among the companies who attended the NEW South Texas
event were Acosta Sales & Marketing, Chevron Corporation, Coca-Cola
Refreshments, Grocers Supply Company, Kraft Foods, The Kroger Co., Mondelēz
International, PepsiCo Inc. and Republic National Distributing Company.
NEW members Madeleine O'Carroll and Karla Vohra network
with NEW South Texas Secretary Lisa
(From left) Executive panelists Paulette Powell of Nestlé USA, Christine Mei
of Coca-Cola Refreshments, NEW Secretary Betsy
Hosick of Chevron Corp.
and Cynthia Cisneros of KTRK-TV team up with moderator
of ExecuInsight LLC.
NEW South Texas committee members came together at the region’s
event. Pictured are (back, from left) Co-Chair Logistics Kim
Hryhorchuk, Co-Chair Programs Laura Wayne, Treasurer Amy Greene and (front, from
left) Co-Chair Programs Melanie Cangemi, Co-Chair Logistics Martha Freitas,
Sarah Parrigin and Secretary Lisa Tharaud.