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Denice Torres of J&J will address sold-out Summit

Thursday, September 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Wray
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Summit keynote Denice Torres, co-chair of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

More than 1,200 Network of Executive Women members will "unlock their power” next week at the NEW Leadership Summit 2015, September 30 to October 2 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. It is the largest attendance ever for the 15-year-old event.

Denice Torres, co-chair of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., Barnard College President Debora Spar and Home Box Office Executive Carla Moore will anchor three days of learning and networking at the women’s leadership conference, the industry’s largest.

Attendees are coming from a who’s who of national food and consumer goods retailers and suppliers, including 7-Eleven Ahold USA, Coca-Cola, CVS Health, Frito-Lay, Giant Food, Hallmark, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé Purina PetCare, SC Johnson, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

Torres, co-chair of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and president of the company’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division, will discuss "purpose, passion and leadership” in her NEW Summit luncheon remarks, Thursday, October 1. The executive will discuss the important of authenticity in today’s workplace. "The sooner in their career women can relate to other leaders, the more quickly they feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. When that happens, we all win.” Torres is the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year for 2015 and was honored in 2013 as Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine.

Debora Spar, the seventh president of Barnard College and author of "Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection,” will open the convention, Thursday, October 1. Spar is nationally known advocate for women’s education and leadership, and is active in the Athena Center for Leadership Studies -- an interdisciplinary center focused on the theory and practice of women’s leadership -- and Barnard’s Global Symposium, an annual gathering of high-profile women leaders from around the world.

Keynote speaker Carla Moore, vice president of talent acquisition for HBO, will close the NEW Leadership Summit on Friday morning, October 2. Moore is the author of the new book, "CRASH! Leading through the Wreckage,” which outlines her personal experience on the role of individual transformation in improving business leadership.

The event will also include workshops, learning sessions, a men's only discussion and the fourth annual Celebrating Excellence Awards gala honoring NEW leaders, Thursday evening, October 1.

Follow the Summit on social media @newnational with the hashtag #newsummit, and check this website for live updates and post-event coverage.

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