Anne-Marie Slaughter to keynote NEW Summit 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former State Department official who
launched a global debate on work/family balance, will be the keynote speaker at the
Network of Executive Women Leadership Summit,Oct. 21-23. More than
900 executives and emerging leaders from the retail and consumer goods industry
are expected to attend the three-day Summit at the Westin Bonaventure in
downtown Los Angeles.
Slaughter, a foreign policy expert and Princeton professor, wrote
the widely discussed article, "Why Women Still Can’t Have It
All,” in The Atlantic magazine last year. After a two-year
stint as director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department, Slaughter
turned down a possible promotion to return home and help parent her two teenage
sons. Her article addresses "the myth of work/life balance" and makes
the case for a more flexible and family-friendly workplace.Her keynote
address will address these issues as she draws on her experiences as a senior
State Department official, university professor and mother.
Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 university professor of
politics and international affairs at Princeton University. In September she
will become president of the New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan
public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address
the next generation of challenges facing the United States.
Upon leaving the State Department, Slaughter received the
Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor conferred by the
State Department, for her work leading the Quadrennial Diplomacy and
Development Review. She also received a Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S.
Agency for International Development and a Joint Civilian Service Commendation
Award from the Supreme Allied Commander for Europe.
The NEW Leadership Summit will feature three keynote speakers;
three workshop tracks targeting emerging leaders, mid-level leaders and senior
executives; bonus NEW Leadership Academy sessions; and special networking
events, including the NEW Celebrating Excellence awards gala and banquet; the annual
Summit Luncheon; plus breakfast and refreshment breaks.
NEW members are invited to register for the event at the early bird rate
of $795, $100 off the standard rate of $895, before Aug. 16, 2013.
To join the Network, contact your company's NEW Ambassador or join now for just $200 as an individual
member and enjoy 12 months of NEW benefits, including invitations to national
conferences and full access to the Network’s online networking and
Summit 2013 registration