Target’s Laysha Ward to offer leadership insights at NEW Forum
Friday, February 22, 2013
Laysha Ward, president of community relations and Target
Foundation at Target Corporation, will share her personal story as featured
speaker at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum, July 23-25
at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles. More than 250 senior executives in the
consumer products and retail industry are expected to attend the
oversees Target’s domestic and international grant making, community sponsorships, cause marketing initiatives, volunteerism and other civic
activities. She is also responsible for the Target Foundation, which supports
arts and social services organizations based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
"Laysha Ward is one of the most inspiring and
impactful leaders in the business world today,” said
conference designer Trudy Bourgeois, founder and president of The Center
for Workforce Excellence. "She is
known for her passion to empower others. Her career is a demonstration of her
belief in using her gifts and talents to serve others. She will, no doubt,
challenge NEW Forum participants to dream bigger, do more for others and take
more risks to transform our industry into a place where everyone wins.”
began her career with Target in 1991 in store sales and management with
Marshall Field’s in Chicago, where she later served as community relations
manager. In 1998, she was named director of community relations for the
corporation in Minneapolis. She was promoted to vice president of community
relations in 2003 and to her current position in 2008.
retail executive will join some of the biggest names in the consumer products and
retail industry on the NEW Forum program. Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN Inc., will open the
event, sharing her experiences redefining the retail business model. Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca-Cola Company,
will offer his global perspective on the power of women as leaders.
The NEW Forum is designed for senior-level leaders.
Contact your NEW Ambassador for details.