Denice Torres of J&J will address sold-out Summit
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Posted by: Rob Wray
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.
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.
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.
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
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.