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NEW Forum offers packed program for senior leaders

Wednesday, February 26, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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The 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 Kroger Co.

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.


Tina Brown


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