NEW Florida embraces 'change leadership'
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
More than 200 Network of
Executive Women members learned leadership strategies for changing times at the
NEW Florida fall event at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Sept. 13, 2013.
Andrea Bortner, chief
human resources officer for Catalina; Emily Ferreira, vice president,
transformation leadership team at Valassis; Karen Ress, vice president,
international at Nestlé Waters North America; and Ena Williams, senior vice
president, 7-Eleven Inc. offering their insights on "Embracing Excellence
through Change Leadership.” The discussion was moderated by NEW Past President
Michele Hanson, CEO of ExecuInsight LLC.
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"Change is a process and
very fluid. Take risks and take control, but don’t forget to be flexible,”
Ress encouraged members
to "be in charge of your own career,” saying women "need to voice their
objectives and where they want to go.”
While people may not
always remember what you say, they will remember how you made them feel,
attendees to "make sure that you know your work. Know what you are capable of
in front of change.”
While both genders
"bring something to the table” during times of change, "men are more vocal
[and] women are generally detail-oriented and have a third eye,” Ress said.
large delegations to the event included Acosta Sales & Marketing, Altria,
Catalina, Coca-Cola, Kellogg Company, Kraft, PepsiCo and Publix Supermarkets
(From left) NEW Florida officers Julie Lutz of MOM Brands, Michele Williams of
Taylor Farms, Tina
Oliver of Advantage Sales & Marketing, Trish Brynjolfsson of
Karen Morrell of Colgate-Palmolive, Heidi Bangos of The J.M. Smucker
and Lauren Metcalf of Acosta Sales & Marketing meet at the NEW Florida
event in Tampa, Sept. 13, 2013.