NEW Forum offers packed program for senior leaders
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Network of Executive Women NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2014 will offer four keynote
addresses, eight concurrent workshops, a panel discussion with women board
directors, executive coaching sessions and more. More than 300 senior
executives are expected to attend the by-invitation NEW Forum, July
29-31 at the Terranea Resort outside Los Angeles.
Ann Fudge, former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, will open the NEW Forum with her insights on "Unleashing Your Authentic Power” July 30. Al
Carey, chief executive ofﬁcer of PepsiCo
Americas Beverages, will offer his perspectives in a dinner conversation that
evening. The Forum will close July 31 with an address by Tina Brown
on "Making a Graceful Transition to the C-Suite.” Brown is the former editor of Vanity
Fair and founder of the Women in the World Summit.
Vicki Felker, vice president of pet specialty, customer development
group for Nestlé Purina Petcare, and Barbara Walker, senior vice president, consumer
marketing for Safeway Inc., are serving as co-chairs of the NEW Forum, themed "Power. Influence. Impact.”
Eight concurrent Leadership Circles will focus on
leveraging power and influence to effectively lead, build business and advance
personal and professional goals. The facilitators of these career-changing
workshops include industry leaders Susan Chapman-Hughes of American Express,
Joy Chen of Yes To Inc., Vicki Escarra of Opportunity International, Maria
Lindenberg of Chevron Corp., Marissa Nelson of Ahold USA, Virginia Simmons of
McKinsey & Co. and Jesse Spungin, formerly with ConAgra Foods.
"The Power of a Great Board” panel discussion, moderated
by Betsy Holden of McKinsey & Co., will include Michele Buck, president of
North America for The Hershey Company, who serves on the board of New York Life
Insurance Co.; Angela Braly, board director at Procter & Gamble; Janet
Grove, board director at Safeway Inc.; and Susan Kropf, board director at The
Other featured speakers include Sumeet Salwan, senior
vice president, human resources, North America for Unilever, and Kendra Doyel,
vice president, public relations for The Kroger Co.’s Ralphs Grocery and Food 4
Less/Food Co. chains.
The NEW Forum also will offer peer coaching and executive
coaching sessions on a variety of leadership topics, an Evening at the Forum
reception and dinner and other networking opportunities.
To receive your special invitation to the eighth
annual NEW Forum, please contact your Network Ambassador.
Register before Friday, May 20, 2014 and save $500 off the regular rate of $3,150.
The registration deadline is Friday, July 1, 2014.