Thought leaders will tackle women's leadership at NEW Summit
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Posted by: Rob Wray
Former State Department official Anne-Marie
Slaughter, recent Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and Jennifer
Siebel Newsom, the writer and director of the landmark
documentary "Miss Representation,” will examine women’s leadership at the
Network of Executive Women’s NEW Leadership Summit, Oct. 21-23 in Los Angeles.
More than 1,000 industry executives will attend the retail and
consumer goods industry event at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 S. Figueroa
Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Slaughter’s opening keynote, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at
8:00 a.m., will address "The Coming Work/Family Revolution” and examine ways
companies and leaders can make their businesses more family friendly.
Greuel’s session, Oct. 22 at 1:45 p.m., will
discuss the "double standard” faced by women leaders and the role gender played
in her campaign for mayor of Los Angeles earlier this year.
Newsom will discuss "Redefining Leadership” in
her closing keynote on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 8:15 a.m. She will address media’s
portrayal of women and explain how greater equality in the workplace is good
for women, men and business.
"These thought leaders will talk about the
real-life barriers faced by women leaders,” NEW President and CEO Joan Toth
said. "More important, they will offer forward-thinking solutions that can help
create a better workplace for everyone.”
The NEW Leadership Summit, the retail and
consumer goods industry's largest women's leadership event, will also feature 11
breakout sessions and a one-on-one discussion with Brian Cornell, CEO of
PepsiCo Americas Foods.
A panel of c-suite executives including Bert
Alfonso, president, international for The Hershey Company; Diane Dietz, chief
marketing officer at Safeway Inc.; Craig Johnson, president and CEO of Altria
Group Distribution Company; and Sue Klug, chief marketing officer at Unified
Grocers Inc., will discuss "The Art of Risk-Taking.”