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Leaders share life lessons at NEW Phoenix fall event

Saturday, November 24, 2012  
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Three women executives shared their career experiences and insights into leadership at the Network of Executive Women Phoenix fall event, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Crescent Crown Distributors in Mesa, Ariz.

Nearly 100 NEW members heard from Rojon Hasker, retired president and general manager of perishables and lifestyle for Safeway Inc.; Deborah Bateman, executive vice president, director of wealth strategies for National Bank of Arizona; and Debbie Gaby, president of Sleep America. The discussion was moderated by Terri Ouelette, cohost of the "Sonoran Living Live” program.

"This was a fantastic opportunity to hear real-life experiences of very successful women,” said NEW Phoenix Co-Chair, Programs Cathie Spain, director of associate relations for PetSmart Inc.

"The speakers’ stories were inspirational, heartwarming and extremely motivational,” said Ellen Lewin of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty. "What an uplifting and empowering event of women supporting woman. It was truly a beneficial experience, a wonderful chance to network with quality, successful women, who welcome the opportunity for success breeding success.”

"The energy in the room was incredible,” added NEW Phoenix Co-Secretary Cathy Kloos, director, human resources for Safeway Inc.

Among the organizations sending delegations to the event were Acosta, Crescent Crown Distributors, CVS Caremark, Frito-Lay, PetSmart Inc. and Safeway Inc.

(From left) Moderator Terri Ouellette of "Sonoran Living Live"
joined panelists 
Rojon Hasker, formerly of Safeway Inc., Debbie Gaby
of Sleep
America and Deborah Bateman of National Bank of Arizona.

NEW Phoenix officers networked at the region’s fall event, Nov. 8 in Mesa, Ariz. 
Pictured are (from left, back row) Sharon Hart, Jennifer Chavez, Lauren Abramowitz, NEW Vice President of Member and Regional Services Stephanie McFee and Kathy McDonald. (Front row, from left) Connie Burnett, Renee Hayman, Cathie Spain, Cathy Kloos and Melinda Stone.

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