Unlock your power at NEW Summit 2015 in Dallas
Monday, April 27, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Barnard College President Debora Spar; Denice Torres, president of McNeil
Consumer Healthcare at Johnson & Johnson; and Home Box Office executive Carla Moore will anchor three days of
learning and networking at the NEW Leadership Summit 2015,
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2015 at the Dallas Omni Hotel.
More than 1,000 executives and emerging leaders from the retail
and consumer goods industry are expected to attend the NEW Summit, themed
"Unlock Your Power." This year's NEW Summit offers 10 breakout
learning sessions, an executive roundtable, a men’s workshop and a NEW
Leadership Academy supersession. NEW members will network at the annual Summit
Luncheon; an Affinity Mixer that will connect peers in a similar career and
life stage; and the annual Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala honoring the
accomplishments and leaders in the Network’s 20 regions.
Opening keynote speaker Debora Spar, the seventh president of
Barnard College and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power and The Quest for
Perfection, is a vocal proponent of women’s education and leadership. Among
her efforts are the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, an interdisciplinary
center devoted to the theory and practice of women's leadership, and Barnard’s
Global Symposium series, an annual gathering of high-profile and accomplished
female leaders. She is author of Ruling the Waves: Cycles of Invention,
Chaos, and Wealth from the Compass to the Internet and The Baby
Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception.
Featured speaker Denice Torres has worked to increase mentoring
and reduce hierarchy at Johnson & Johnson. Her efforts include The
Mentoring Edge, a virtual talk show for women across the organization, created
in part to demystify leadership so that women can see themselves as a senior
executive. "The sooner in their career women can relate to other leaders,
the more quickly they feel comfortable bringing their true self to work,"
Torres said. "When that happens, we all win." She is the Healthcare
Businesswomen's Association 2015 Woman of the Year and was honored as the
2013 Working Mother of the Year.
Closing keynote speaker Carla Moore is author of the new book CRASH!
Leading through the Wreckage, which captures Moore’s epiphany about the
role of personal transformation in improving leadership. At HBO, Moore is
charged with redefining and driving innovative strategies to support the
growing need for a more digitally adept, multicultural, multigenerational
For the first time, the Network is offering a pre-conference Career Accelerator Workshop. Built on the
NEW Career Accelerator Model™ produced in partnership with the Center for
Creative Leadership, the workshop will focus on the leadership competencies —
and career derailers — that determine professional success in the retail and
consumer goods industry. The three-hour workshop will combine personalized
assessment and sharing in a safe and professional setting and will feature a
panel of senior executives offering career strategies. Participants will
receive a personal 360 assessment and leave with new tools to increase their
visibility, avoid pitfalls in the pipeline and identify new opportunities for
and an additional fee of $650 applies.
Now in its 15th year, the NEW Leadership Summit is open to all
Network members. Members who register by Aug. 12 will save $300 off the $1,495
all-inclusive fee. Registration closes Sept. 9. Attendance is limited.
To become a Network member, contact your company's NEW
Ambassador or join now as an
individual member for $200 and enjoy 12 months of NEW benefits, including
invitations to national conferences and full access to the Network’s learning
and online networking and collaboration tools.
Career Accelerator Workshop