Northwest Arkansas kick-starts careers at spring event
Monday, April 15, 2013
350 Network of Executive women members learned way to energize their careers at
the sold-out Network of Executive Women Northwest Arkansas spring event, April
4, 2013 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Ark.
speaker Mary Davis Holt, leadership consultant and co-author of Break Your Own
Rules, offered attendees strategies for advancing their careers.
was most relevant for me was Mary’s thoughts on blowing your own horn,” said
Doraine Moran, senior coordinator, operations and support for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "That
is not something that I make a habit of doing nor have thought much about. The
other big take-away for me was [the idea of] getting out of your comfort zone
for growth to happen.”
Pitt, project manager II, US Innovations, operations support at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,
was motivated by Holt’s advice to "take center stage and focus on you
instead of others. She mentioned the three Ds: Delete, Delay and Delegate. That
stuck with me because I know that is something that I probably need to do.”
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Winham, business development manager for Cott Beverages USA, called Holt
"amazing,” and said she "left the luncheon empowered and ready to
implement new practices that I know will help me grow as a woman leader.”
event was a great networking opportunity where Mary Davis Holt raised topics
that require personal reflection,” added Dawn Bachman, senior director of
accounting controls, supply chain at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. "There were several
topics that I can personally relate to and need to take action upon to continue
my personal career progression.”
organizations sending delegations to the event were Acosta Sales &
Marketing, Arvest Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, ConAgra Foods
Inc., Coty Inc., Crossmark, GlaxoSmithKline, Hillshire Brands, Hormel Foods,
JWT/Ogilvy Action, Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KNWA, Kraft
Foods Group Inc., Mars Chocolate North America, MOM Brands, Nestlé Purina
PetCare, PepsiCo Inc., Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Tyson Foods Inc.,
Unilever and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
NEW Northwest Arkansas event is an informal networking mixer featuring tips on
work/life balance for executive moms. The mixer will be held May 16, 2013 at
the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.
NEW Vice President of Member and Regional Services
Stephanie McFee joins NEW Northwest Arkansas
Co-Secretary Machelle Gifford Selbe.
NEW Northwest Arkansas officers Machelle Gifford Selbe of Gifford
Operating Company, Katie Berner of Hormel Foods Corporation
and Michele Byrd of Coty Inc. network with keynote speaker Mary Davis
Holt, NEW Vice President of Member and Regional Services Stephanie
McFee and fellow regional leaders Lori Brown of Kimberly-Clark
Corporation, Amber Kramer of Procter & Gamble and Paula Hornbaker
of Procter & Gamble.