Northern California learns to ‘achieve beyond limits’
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A sold-out crowd of more than 500 Network of Executive Women
members were motivated by bestselling author Fawn Germer and a panel of
executives to achieve and lead at the NEW Northern California spring event,
April 12, 2013 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
Everyone can achieve beyond their perceived limits if she
sets aside self-esteem issues and tones down negativity, Germer said. "There is
no special success DNA [required to be a leader.]”
Joining the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Germer were Amy Hoopes,
chief marketing officer and executive vice president of global sales, Wente
Vineyards; Teri Llach, chief marketing officer, Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary
of Safeway Inc.; and Karen Luey, executive vice president and chief financial
and administrative officer of Jamba Juice Company.
"Have courageous conversations with the right people,”
And remember, Luey said, "Business is business; it's not
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Asked "What would you have liked to have learned early on in
your career?”, Llach said, "Never ever take credit for your work and always
support your teams.”
controllables,” Hoopes advised. "Always
build a great team around you,” Luey offered.
After the panel discussion, Jenna Wainaina of Wal-Mart
Stores Inc., said NEW events "have opened my eyes to how many women are in
retail, not just at Wal-Mart, but in the bigger scope of things. I also enjoy bringing people from my team so
that they can see a bigger network of women and be exposed to other views and
ways of doing things.”
Among the many organizations sending delegations to the
event were Annie’s Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Chevron Corporation, The Clorox
Company, Clif Bar & Company, ConAgra Foods, Coupons.com Inc., Del Monte
Foods, E & J Gallo Winery, G3 Enterprises Inc., Ghirardelli Chocolate
Company, H.J. Heinz Company, Jamba Juice Company, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods
Group Inc., Mezzetta, Mondelēz International, Nielsen, PepsiCo Inc., Procter
& Gamble, PureRed, Ross Stores Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, Safeway
Inc., Unilever and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
(From left) Panelists Amy Hoopes of Wente Vineyards, author
Germer, Karen Luey of Jamba Juice Company and Teri Llach of
Network shared their experiences.
A sold-out crowd networked at the