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Thought leaders to share insights at Summit

Monday, August 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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Leadership thought leaders and senior industry executives will offer their expertise and insights during 11 learning sessions designed for emerging leaders, mid-level managers and executives at the Network of Executive Women's NEW Leadership Summit, Oct. 21- 23, 2013. 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.

Workshops designed for emerging leaders include "Career Development: Getting a Seat in the Front Row" with author Marilyn Sherman and "Communicating Like a Leader" with Kimberly Betts, director, retail practice for Deloitte.

For managers and directors, the NEW Summit offers "Transitioning to Workforce 2020" with Jennifer Brown, president of Jennifer Brown Consulting, and Sandy Hoffman, chief diversity officer at Cisco Systems; "Building Authentic Leadership for Gender Inclusion" with Cook Ross Inc.'s Chair and Chief Consulting Officer Leslie Traub and Principal Consultant Rosalyn Taylor O'Neale; and "Leading During Challenging Times," a panel discussion moderated by Marian Cacciatore, vice president, global HR for Catalina.

Learning sessions for executives include "Social Media for Senior Leaders" with Holly Pavlika, senior vice president of strategy for Collective Bias, and "Gender in the Workplace" with Summit keynote speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter, the foreign policy expert who launched a global debate with her article in The Atlantic magazine, "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All." Other executive-level sessions include "A Conversation with Vice Admiral Robin Braun, USNR," moderated by Michelynn Woodard, vice president, philanthropy for J.C. Penney Co., and "Innovation" with Jackie Freiberg, PhD.

Summit attendees also may choose to attend concurrent sessions on hot topics, including "The New World Marketplace" with Farnaz Wallace, former chief marketing officer for Church's Chicken, and "Women Supporting Women" with Debra Langford, CEO and Principal, The Langford Company

Summit agenda

The Summit offers three keynote addresses. Slaughter will answer the question, "Can Women Have It All?" and Brian Cornell, chief executive officer of PepsiCo Americas Foods, will offer his insights on the strategic importance of women’s leadership. Closing keynote speaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, women’s advocate and director of the groundbreaking documentary "Miss Representation," will offer her perspective on "Redefining Leadership."

The Summit also includes a bonus NEW Leadership Academy session 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, a $100 savings before Aug. 16, 2013. To become a Network member, contact your company's NEW Ambassador or join now as an individual member for $200 and enjoy 12 months of NEW benefits, including invitations to national conferences and full access to the Network’s learning and online networking and collaboration tools.

NEW Summit 2013 registration
Summit agenda

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