Former L.A. controller Greuel added to Summit
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Posted by: Rob Wray
Recent Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel will join
former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter and Jennifer Siebel
Newsom, the writer and director of the landmark documentary "Miss
Representation,” 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
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
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.”