Network’s achievements are 'just the beginning'
Friday, April 17, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
The Network of Executive Women had record members, corporate
partners, industry support and engagement last year, according to the Network’s
2014 Annual Report. But historic engagement levels are "just the beginning,”
the organization said.
"Last year, NEW
set the groundwork for a new
Network and our "It's Time" Movement for women’s leadership and workplace
change," said NEW President and CEO Joan Toth. "We created a new
mission and vision. We strengthened our infrastructure and expanded our staff.
We created a Board-level Inclusion Committee. We redesigned our brand. And we
expanded our learning programs to help the retail and consumer
goods industry as never before.
its transformation, NEW produced a one-minute "It's Time" Manifesto video featuring eight NEW members, which will premiere Thursday, April 23, at 2
Download the NEW Annual Report 2014
Last year, NEW membership grew to nearly 9,000 women and men
representing 737 companies in 20 regions across North America. More than 1,000 NEW
members volunteered their time, talents and resources as an officer, volunteer,
Champion or Ambassador.
regional groups hosted 128 learning events and mixers, which drew a
record-setting 16,080 members and supporters,
an increase of 6.5 percent. Attendance at the members-only NEW Leadership
Summit and NEW Executive Leaders Forum, NEW Leadership Academy webinars and
NEW-hosted events at industry and corporate partner meetings reached more than 7,750.
National and regional partner support increased 7 percent to
more than $3 million. The Network’s 102 corporate partners, including eight new
partnering companies, contributed $2.82 million, up from $2.64 million and 97
national sponsors a year ago.
National sponsorship represented almost half (48.8 percent)
of the Network’s record $5.77 million income. The Network’s sold-out national
conferences — NEW Executive Leaders Forum and NEW Leadership Summit — were
responsible for 29 percent of total income. Regional events and sponsorship contributed
Members of the Delhaize America team — NEW Board Director Meg Ham, HanMi Fann, Linda Johnson, Maia
McNair, Vanity Oakes, Garland Scarboro, Tracy Stone and Mike Vail — are featured on the Annual Report front
and back covers.
Testimonials and photos of 26 NEW members supporting the
Network's "It's Time" Movement for workplace transformation are also included
in the report. They are:
NEW Board Secretary Regenia Stein of Ingenuity Consulting
NEW Inclusion Chair Ken Charles of General Mills
NEW Board Director Tammy DeBoer of Family Dollar Stores
Susan Allen of Schwan's Consumer Brands
Tom Ashworth of CVS Health
Preetha Balamohan of PepsiCo Inc.
Kate Barnhill of Inmar
Jane Bullinger of Nestlé Waters
Trudy Bourgeois of The Center for Workforce Excellence
Anthony Campanelli of Deloitte
Mei-Ling Sha Campbell of Altria
Charmaine Chua of Altria
Elena B. Cortero of The Clorox Company
Luke Emery of The Coca-Cola Company
Ron Cole of Nestlé Purina
Sally Grimes of Tyson Foods Inc.
Laura Harris of Kraft Foods Group
Ron Haskell of Mars Chocolate NA
Stephanie Johnson of Walgreens
Angela Joyner of ConAgra Foods
Alma Lopez of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Jamice Obianyo of Ecolab Inc.
Alexandra Oles of The Hershey Company
Valerie Oswalt of Mondelēz
Chaly Moyen of The Coca-Cola Company
and Subriana Pierce of Navigator Sales & Marketing
Balamohan, Bullinger, Chua, Emery, Harris, Johnson, Joyner and Haskell also
participated in the "It's Time" Manifesto video.