Live blog of NEW Summit 2015
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Posted by: Barbara Francella
Friday 10/2 9:50am
NEW President and
CEO Joan Toth asks, "Did you unlock your power this week?"
"We've talked about
transforming the industry. Here's how NEW can help transform YOU. NEW offers
free member webinars, 2 national conferences, more than 125 regional events,
plus research, resources and content."
Toth shares about 3 new signature learning programs: NEW Executive Institute
for emerging senior leaders; NEW Career Accelerator Workshop for
high-potential women; and NEW Rising Stars for Mid-Level
includes individual coaching, 5 online sessions and two in-person learning
events. Registration is open now.
A few final
acknowledgements: Officers and Board Members, Summit Committee Chaired by
Tracie Kambies, Summit volunteers and Summit and Network staff.
Next year's Summit
is September 28 to September 30, at the Omni Champions Gate in Orlando, and
there are 100-plus regional events before then.
Friday 10/2 8:30pm
Using Personal Power to Transform Your Leadership
Vice President of Talent Acquisition
President-Sales, North America eCommerce and New Capabilities for Procter and
Gamble Amy Eskoff Garrett introduces HBO's Vice President of Talent
Acquisition, Carla Moore.
"This is it,
NEW! Here we go!" Carla Moore gets the crowd up on its feet to "Let's
Go!" "We're gonna do this!"
Traveling home from
business, she was overwhelmed with knowledge that "I was behind 3 months in
expense reports, my SVP was due to visit
in two weeks, and I was just not present in all."
Then she crashed
her car head-on into the median. An EMT told her it was unbelievable that she'd
survived. She realized:
"If I'd had
died today, I would have died not living the life I had imagined."
she'd wanted 4 things:
To lose half of her body weight (she was nearing 300 pounds)
Wanted to be fit and healthy
To be active in community, church and organizations
To travel internationally
That day she decided
nothing would keep her from what she imagined. She went on to lose over 100
pounds, ran a marathon, became active in her community and saw Rome, for
"The life you
imagine is about choosing it…. choices shape destiny."
"I didn't know
the power I already had to change my very own life."
your dreams is an amazing feeling, and I haven't looked back since… and that's
why I'm here, NEW. That's why I'm here in Dallas. To help you unlock your own
wholeheartedly believe that the effectiveness of your leadership is directly
tied to your own level of self-awareness, your own clarity, your own personal
knowledge of your feelings, motives and desires.
create team environments, inspire employees to come to work with their best
ideas, or just… come to work!
need for micromanaging things if there's a shared idea of where the team is,
and where they want to go."
that when leaders change, businesses change. And sometimes it takes a personal
transformation to lead a business transformation."
purpose equals power. I've lived these years with these 3 P's as my
Passion will help
you accomplish anything you set your mind to. You have to get back to what you
love if you're not there already.
"We've got to
stop sometimes and stand in the space of gratitude, and show appreciation for
what we've already been given… because if we don't pause, we'll start to feel
Rebounding from her
life-changing accident, Moore felt the need to plug back in to her Higher
Power, to leave the "dark place," a place she knew her mother, a
spiritually devout and forthright woman, would not stand for having.
"I began to
lead from a place of peace and authenticity, no longer feeling a need to
compete and prove. I carried a humble confidence about who I am and what I
wanted to do." Sales improved, territories expanded, career trajectory
Purpose is the
'why' behind it all. It's usually singular and focused. Passion is for you, and
purpose is for others.
particular are looking for work that allows them to fulfill personal and social
goals. "Any workplace that lags behind in inspiring passion and fulfilling
purpose will suffer, losing employees."
On finding a
purpose: "Don't overwhelm yourself -- you don't need an all-consuming
purpose. You do need something to take you away from Facebook sometimes. So my
purpose? To connect engage and inspire others to live the life they've
imagined, carve a path, help others see more."
to access personal power is fear."
still learning, I'm always still looking for something new," says Moore,
who shares that an instructor with a coaching program Moore has nearly
completed offered this: "The true goal of coaching is to help others and
ourselves find connection and alignment with the Self. And the Self is the very
core of who you are."
saying that there's no fear… bravery is not the absence of fear, it's pushing
through it. Moving beyond self-doubt in order to get to something greater. On
the other side of fear is greater."
"Don't wait to
be great… let's go!"
Strong desire. "You have to want whatever you want, really badly.
Not accepting any other alternative than what it is you're after. Write it down
each day and look at it. A goal not written down is simply a wish."
Break old habits. "Bring some change. You can't keep doing what
you're doing and expecting a different outcome. If you want 'different,' do
Get real. "We have to look at how we got here. We have to look at
the decisions we've made to be here. Look at your role in 'it' and how you can
Focus. Your ability to focus your energy on completing a given task is
have to reinvent the wheel. Start where you are, and go from there. Use what
preparing me, preparing you," Moore sings to
the room. "Preparing us for greater."
Friday 10/2 8:54am
View from the C-Suite: Living a Powerful Life
Joan Toth welcomes
the crowd to a rousing final day of the NEW Leadership Summit, and thanks last
night’s sponsors, PepsiCo, Brown-Forman, Hallmark and Hershey -- and all of
this year's Grand Sponsors, our other Summit sponsors and recognizes WhiteWave
for providing this morning's breakfast.
On to the panel
discussion, sponsored by Coca-Cola Company and featuring:
President of Corporate Brand Development at Hallmark Cards,
President and General Manager, Global Merchant Services, for American Express, Suzan
Executive Vice President
of Human Resources for Ahold USA, Kathy Russello
On navigating the
way to success:
some of the most important things you do as you grow up." – Suzan Kereere
really jumping in without knowing what you're doing. I want to be known for my
knowledge and expertise… but the times I've learned the most and grown the most
are the times when I've thought, 'I don't really know if I can do this.'"
– Ellen Junger
"Don't let the
butterflies in your stomach hold you back." – Ellen Junger
acknowledged the support of her husband for giving her strength through a
particularly difficult career experience, on an assignment with a difficult
Power is a word
that is often connoted to mean 'men.' – Kereere
a different definition of power – my definition is the ability to
impact," says Russello, including
the influence, the ability to change the direction of, and "fill in the
gaps for the organization."
"I've had a
very conflicted relationship with power," says Junger. In business school,
she was asked by an old-guard alumnus if she wanted power, prestige or money.
"I just needed a job… it all comes down to, for everyone, what 'power'
As an introvert,
Junger had to develop her own voice and style to create an impact. "I
think power comes from that."
"I find myself
in my quiet," says Kereere. "Doing things like this [moderating the
panel] takes a lot from me. I have to back home and fill myself up from what
I've depleted throughout the day."
Ups and downs.
"When you own
up to your failures, then you can partner, move forward and learn from
it." – Junger
"When I think about failure and people who take risks, I also look at
those people and I can predict how successful they will be. And it's really
about how resilient they are, how they'll pick themselves up and how they'll
"Can one have it all?"
choices at different times. Hopefully you plan your career in a way that it
will evolve." – Russello
about 'balance,' and that's almost as if your weighing things against each other…
I've learned to be more transparent about engaging my family in my work."
Questions from the
audience, beginning with…
Three words to
like to think that the 3 words some people would say about me is caring,
courageous and curious."
"Passionate, smart and committed."
"Honest or direct, passionate and I would also say committed… and that
could go either way. Some people say I should
"When you get
to a certain level, people start talking about you, not to you." – Junger,
who added that she has a network of people she can trust.
alliances that help you move the business forward, vs. just getting ahead."
"The easy part
of politics is going along, playing the game and being in. The real part of
politics is ssaying no and having your own point of view and saying, Hang on…
when you say No, that's when the politics begin.
On reaching for a
job you're not fully prepared for:
"Make sure you
have people who will help you, carry you, at least support you until you get
that expertise." – Russello
have all of that in your bandwidth… you're never going to be competent in
everything. It's all about how you build a team." – Junger
"You have to
find something that you can be an authority of… you must find a domain that you
can own. And when that opportunity comes, use that domain to center you."
Thursday 10/1 8:30pm
Excellence Awards - continued
Marla Thompson, the
Network’s Regional Advisory Chair and senior vice president, U.S. strategy, for
Catalina steps onto the stage to present Celebrating Excellence Awards. She
introduces NEW Vice President, Member and Regional Services Stephanie McFee and Regional Development Manager Christina Cole as co-presenters.
McFee addresses NEW Regional Officers and volunteers: "You are the heart, soul and outstretched hands of this Network."
achievement in College Outreach goes to NEW Carolinas.
Outstanding achievement in mentoring goes to NEW Toronto.
achievement in PR, Social Media and the Internet goes to NEW Mid-Atlantic.
achievement in operational achievement goes to NEW Atlanta.
achievement in financial excellence goes to NEW New
achievement in sponsorship goes to NEW Northwest Arkansas.
in programming and events goes to NEW Cincinnati.
Bobbie O'Hare, vice president of business development for JOH and NEW's first
Regional Chair, to the stage to honor the Bobbie O'Hare Award recipient for
2015. The Bobbie O'Hare Award celebrates that NEW member who advances the
Network’s mission in her region and in her company.
The winner is Dr.
Angela Joyner, vice president and general manager for ConAgra Foods, Regional
Co-Chair, NEW Chicago. Joyner steps onto the stage.
Thompson applauds Joyner
as "a true Network star."
the Network's Region of the Year: NEW Southern California.
Thompson shares that NEW Southern California
"has had an extraordinary year and a proud record of achievement
throughout their history. They excel across the board -- in programming,
events, social media, member on boarding, succession planning, college outreach
NEW Southern California takes the stage.
The celebration is
loud, proud and thrilling – and heading out of the ballroom. Now to the
NEW president and
CEO Joan Toth thanks Summit attendees and all the Network’s 10,000 members, all of our corporate
partners, NEW Ambassadors and tonight’s Banquet sponsor, PepsiCo, and afterparty
sponsors, Hallmark, Hershey and Brown-Forman.
Toth introduces the
founder and principal of JN Retail Connections, Joy Nicholas, NEW's first
membership chair and the lead of the scholarship committee since its inception.
Nicholas names the
recipients of 2015 NEW scholarships.
Lauren Eccleston, Caitlyn Fichtner and Angela McMaster of Saint Joseph’s
from the University of Arkansas
Brianna Amat of
Western Michigan University
Schillhahn-Amos of Arizona State University
Adams, Fichtner and Schillhahn-Amos are not present but all are honored with high praise.
are the best of the best," says Nicholas. "They combine scholastic achievement with community
service -- and several are already working in our industry as full- or
Thursday 10/1 7:20
NEW Chair of
Marketing and Communications Lisa Walsh, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Frito-Lay
NA, PepsiCo Inc., welcomes the ballroom full of leaders to the Celebrating
Excellence Banquet, sponsored by PepsiCo.
"For those of
you that are here, experiencing NEW for the very first time this week, we hope
you recognize how powerful, supportive and inspirational the Network can be
PepsiCo has been a
NEW Partner for over 10 years, with more than 500 members who participate in
NEW activities. Walsh says PepsiCo is not alone, acknowledging the Network's 10,000
members, 750 participating companies, 20 regions and 100 corporate partners.
the Network's vision of a workplace with no limits.
behalf of NEW, I want to thank everyone who's working to make that vision
possible, especially all of the incredible volunteers and all of the regions
that we are here celebrating tonight. It's time for transformation."
Thursday 10/1 1:48
Keynote – Denice
Torres advises: Remember to unpack
your backpack, to open up and release the things weighing you down.
Coming out as gay
to her parents felt traumatic… until her mother reassured her that they'd known
"We can't get
to self-celebration until we get through the doors of self-acceptance,"
An unexpected and
complicated pregnancy in college led Torres to the realization that all she
wanted was to be this baby girl's mommy. "I'll never forget being so
attached to this teeny-tiny 10 oz. baby."
impaired with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other challenges, "that girl is
amazing," Torres said. "She's a technology girl… she's an old
It was part of an
extended life-lesson Torres is still going through. You can remain in anger, or
numb, or say, "I'm pretty damn lucky."
That was a
conscious choice on Torres's part. "I felt this gratitude that I can put
her to bed and that she's in that bed."
don't choose many of life's events, we certainly control how we react to them.
meaning comes through simplicity, courage, boldness and action."
If you're saying to
yourself, "I'm thinking of doing 'fill-in-the-blank.' Well, do it! Take
Essential for happiness?
"We could die
in our jobs. So balance. Be healthy."
"Hold on to
those friends. You love those friends up."
"Careers are a
series of ups and downs. When you get those highs, don't get so excited.
Maintain. Humility is the best jacket you can put on." In the lows,
remember that the fall, the decline, is "for today."
questioning does great growth -- if we listen to it."
you: pursue your dreams. What holds us back is fear. "
positive self-talk; find the humor… what we say to ourselves is what we
"Do not let
others define our path."
"Get back up
when you fall."
Thursday 10/1 1:25
Chasing Happiness: Where Purpose, Passion and Leadership Intersect
Denice Torres is
co-chair of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies North
America and President of McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Denice joined Johnson
& Johnson in 2004, and has served in a variety of leadership roles. She has
worked as a lawyer and advertising executive and has three advanced degrees.
Torres grew up in
Gary, Indiana, where a nun at Torres's Catholic school told her, "The only
way you're going to college is if your father builds you one."
Voted her high
school's Best Athlete, with the Best Sense of Humor – two qualifications she
knew wouldn't be her ticket to the top, Torres felt her inner monologue call to
her, first with two words, "Bull sh**" and then another two words,
She worked in the
steel mills as a women janitor. "My office was actually the bathroom. I
would have to find a place to go when other women had to go." Considering
how far she could go, as well as the fear that surrounded her dreams, she felt
a patter of thought-pattern forming with each job:
I should get
Why am I not promoted
I hope I'm not fired
"Your past does not contain you, control you or define you."
Also, "Everyone has something to teach us."
Thursday 10/1 1:08 PM
NEW Inclusion Chair Ken Charles
Vice President of Global Inclusion & Staffing
"The theme to this conference is "Unlock Your Power" – there's a
reason for that – you're all locked out," Charles says.
"Men and women
start out together but men's representation rises at leadership levels, and
women's representation falls. We also want to unlock this thing called 'pay.' "
"This isn't an
association, or an event. This is a Movement. '
"We've woven Inclusion Into the four NEW areas of Learning, Marketing,
Regions and Sponsorship – it's not a bolt-on."
Charles shared NEW's 10-20-30 formula for the Network's diversity and inclusion
10% of NEW's
membership will be male
20% will be the "NEW Gen" – the future of NEW, the Millennial
generation needs to be part of this Movement to move forward
30% of NEW's membership will be multicultural
Men truly need to
be engaged in the Movement for workplace transformation: "When I was in
college, a man in a room with a thousand women was called 'brave.' Now, when I
was in college, that was called 'smart.'"
We need to remember
that a man listening to and advocating for women's leadership is smart – and that
we all have a part to play in making this change.
"Each of us
can make the expectation that people should be judged by their character a
reality for younger generations."
"Are we going to keep people in a box, or are we going to empower people? You have to invest, value and stretch all of your employees equally, and be a great manager for all."
Thursday 10/1 9:30
Spar wants to put a
ban on the phrase 'having it all' – "Nobody asks men if they're 'having it
all.' We evaluate women on their professional accomplishments… and everything
else," Spar says.
How can women get
to the top?
"We have to go
– and stay – in the workforce. If women want to be in the workforce, and
advance to positions of power, they have to stay there. "
"No one is fully qualified for a job they do not yet have. That's why they're called 'promotions.' You have
to be ready to be thrown into those promotions, and be prepared to be knocked
down… we have to have the guts and audacity to go into these things."
On work and children:
"If women want to be in the workforce and want to be mothers, you
just have to figure it out. There's no way around it. It's quite do-able… but
you have to grapple with the fact that it's not easy. And it never gets easy."
"You have to, crucially, have the right partner. In whatever form
that partner takes."
"Get help, get more help. Outsource... get somebody else to crochet
the 'princess dress.'"
"You don't have to be the perfect school volunteer if you're already
running a hospital."
"You have to find a style that works for you. Find a version of your
persona that you take to the workplace. You have to be yourself. And you have
to hone that persona so that it registers truthfully."
Women do exercise power differently than men. We have to understand these
differences so that we manage through and around them:
Women are more consensual.
Women tend to be less hierarchial.
Care more about building relationships, not hurting feelings.
People expect women to be more nurturing (and when you're not, people blame
you for it. That's a particular danger for women.)
Unless we get men into the room, we're not going to solve these issues.
Men don't feel comfortable entering the conversation unless women show that
it's a safe place... that they can have a voice in these issues.
"We all have to figure out how to put these many pieces together to
build lives that matter."
"If we believe that we have to be perfect, by definition, we're
going to fail, over and over again. Take perfection off the table and resolve
to be good at what matters. Be less good at what doesn't matter. And understand
that there are trade-offs."
Feminism was never about perfection. It was about building better lives
for the community. The goal of the Women's Movement was to liberate women, to
free them, to give them the power to do what they wanted.
Thursday 10/1 9:08
Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection
Debora Spar became seventh
president of Barnard College in 2008. Has spearheaded initiatives including the
Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Barnard’s Global Symposium, an annual
gathering of high-profile female leaders from around the world. She has degrees
from Georgetown and Harvard and is a director of Goldman Sachs. She is the
author of numerous books, including "Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the
Quest for Perfection," also the topic of her discussion today.
Spar opens with
American women stand today?"
"Why haven't we come any farther?"
"How do we move ahead, as individuals and as a group?"
The percentage of women
at top levels of power remains stuck at 16% -- the 16% ghetto, as Spar calls
Yet girls are
dominating high school, have better grades and higher SAT numbers than boys.
Women are 60% of college students in this country, equally represented at
medical and law school. The pipeline is full of young women.
"What happens is women fall out mid-career. They fall out right at the
point at which they would be ascending to the c-suite, to positions of power.
Why is this happening?"
attention to traditional division of labor – men did heavy lifting, women were
to look relatively pretty, have babies, raise children.
In the '70s, things changed. "That's great – but we added all of that work
burden to women's lives, and we never changed the expectations of who was going
to stay home and make dinner." We didn't create another labor force to
make that adjustment.
Women add extra time for commutes, "and a proclivity to move away from our
families when we need them the most."
Spar explains: "Even as women have taken substantial loads of the workplace… we never got
rid of all of the expectations of looking pretty, getting married, having
babies and cooking dinner… instead, women today spend more hours on housework
and childcare than women did in the '60s."
Thursday 10/1 8:52
Kimberly Betts, director
of Retail Practice at Deloitte, introduces NEW Board slate at NEW Annual
Betts thanks outgoing
NEW Board members: Education and Research Chair Maria Edelson of Sales &
Capability Development and directors at-large Sarah Chartrand of Ahold USA,
Dian Emerson of Safeway, Tonie Leatherberry of Deloitte, Marnette Perry of
Kroger and Greg Warren of Walmart.
A special round of
applause goes to outgoing Board Chair, Betsy Hosick of Chevron.
Betts explains that
the Network's Nominating Committee -- chaired by Betts and past and present
Network officers -- selected a Slate of Candidates from nominations submitted
by NEW membership. This slate was announced August 7 and every Network member
was sent a copy via email.
New and returning
officers and Board:
Network Board Chair
Karen Stuckey of Walmart; Immediate Past Board Chair Betsy Hosick of Chevron;
Education Chair Sue Sears of Kimberly-Clark; Regional Chair Marla Thompson of
Catalina; and At-Large Board Members Carmen Bauza of Walmart; Tammy DeBoer of
Family Dollar and Nicola Johnson of Deloitte.
The Officers and
Board are now voted in – it's official. Applause all around.
"Get to know
them and get active in the Network if you aren't already," Betts tells the
crowd. "Volunteer at the national or regional level. Attend one of our
upcoming regional events listed on our website. Stay in touch on social media.
And urge your leaders and direct reports to get involved with NEW. The mission
is transformation. The time is now."
Thursday 10/1 8:42
President and CEO
of Network of Executive Women Joan Toth welcomes a record number of attendees –
1,223 – to the 15th annual NEW Leadership Summit, here at the Omni Dallas
Hotel. Fourteen percent higher attendance than last year!
Of our attendees: 1
in 4 is multicultural, 1 in 8 is under 30, 1 in 12 is male. Largest state
representation is from Texas. Company with largest delegation is PepsiCo.
going to achieve our new mission of a transformative workplace, we're going to
need to do more… we need a bigger and more powerful network," says Toth.
"NEW is working on three major fronts to address…
talent management. Lifting individual leaders has always been Job One for the
Network. But we must do more of it if we are going to create a better workplace
for all. Which is why we have set this audacious goal: 25,000 members by 2020
and 50,000 members by 2025. Each new member will impact dozens around her,
creating a groundswell of change that will achieve our mission to transform our
inclusion. Our workforce is diverse, and changing demographics will make it
even more so in the future. But our leadership is still dominated by white men
-- even though our customer base is not. We need inclusion in our industry and
in our Network, and we are taking bold steps on this front…
technology. New trends in e-tailing, real-time data, mobile and social media
and the Internet of Things are radically transforming every aspect of our
industry. NEW must keep pace with this change."
Wednesday 9/30 4:06pm
Men's Workshop: The
NEW Male Champion – continued
Four NEW Male
Champion aspirations discussed today, in order of their popularity with
Fostering cultural change to advance women w/o disenfranchising men
Better succession planning
Understanding female customers
Carter thanks the
crowd, urges everyone to consider the
impact if we can be in this room next year, and talk about our successes
as NEW Male Champions over the past 12 months.
Men's Workshop: The
NEW Male Champion – continued
Two female role
models brought up today:
demonstrates the skills to which I aspire.'
'A CEO friend of mine, who has faced a number of challenges and demonstrated
ability to adapt to those situations.'
plenty of women at this conference who have the power to be role models,"
In what situations
have I been the only male, and what have I learned?
styles are different; where the connection points are, there's a different
'Women on the team enjoyed having the 'token' guy on the team – for most of
their careers, they weren't the majority in a group setting.'
competency: Carter points out importance of knowing the bridges as well as
seeing the differences. Adaptability can be key: 'I can put myself in another's
shoes, see another point of view.'
Men's Workshop: The
NEW Male Champion – continued
From Carter, an
approach men can engage to advance women – work with those not in HR, not in
diversity, in ways that can better them.
Carter links NEW Career Accelerator ModelTM to men's professional development, with aspirations of women's
Carter calls back
to the leadership and championship traits named earlier. "Think about 'visionary,'
'communicating,' 'leading by example'… we are living up to our ground rules. We
are not succumbing to fears."
Men's Workshop: The
NEW Male Champion – continued
Session leader Kevin Carter of Inclusion Innovates asks,
"What is your challenge or aspiration with respect to advancing women at
your company?" The tables are busy with conversation.
A few minutes later, some thoughts, ideas and situations – from men and their
'Our initiative is
to improve succession planning.'
'Retain principal talent.'
'Recruiting, training; building awareness – we have a great Women's Network,
but no men in it.'
'How do we accelerate women and minorities without alienating talented white
'Being a 365 retailer, distributor and having that work/life flexibility you'd
like to offer, but it just doesn't seem possible.'
'To have a diverse, ready-now surplus bench for all critical roles in the
Men's Workshop: The
NEW Male Champion
Kevin Carter of
Inclusion Innovates lets us know: It's time to talk about The NEW Male
Champion. It's truly a working session: Carter asks – 'Who's posted in the app
once, twice, three times?' – and gets a volunteer to upload info/images on the
Summit app for attendees.
From the men
attending, just a few of the traditional qualities of a leader: Listener,
visionary, authentic, communicator, coach, mentor.
A few of the
traditional qualities of a champion: Outspoken, owner, sponsor, supporter,
driven, change agent, lead by example.
NEW in the NEW Male Champion?" Carter asks. The crowd shares ideas:
Empathetic, flexible, advocate, challenges traditional thought.
Carter offers his
perspective: "The NEW Male Champion is a champion who can connect a
network of women to business success."
shares advice on how to make the leap from employee to intrapreneur and how to
embed an intrapreneurial culture in your organization.
Heritage Dictionary, an intrapreneur is "a person within a large
corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a
profitable finished product through assertive risk-taking and innovation."
Jo Miller, CEO of
Women's Leadership Coaching and NEW Leadership Academy facilitator shares 7
qualities of an intrapreneur:
Challenges the status quo
The panelists offer
personal experiences and professional advice.
president, 7-Eleven global customer team for The Coca-Cola Co. tells the crowd,
"I had to grow into being a risk-taker.
Some of the risks I took slapped me in the face and I feel down. But
more often than not, they were successful."
Jill Sando, SVP of
merchandising for Target Corporation: "If you put your heart and soul into
something because it's right for your team and your company, you can make
Ena Williams, SVP
of international operations for 7-Eleven Inc., shares, "Part of being a
leader is creating an environment for others to be intrapreneurs."
Welcome to our live blog, bringing you to NEW Leadership
Summit 2015, September 30-October 2 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
We'll begin real-time reporting on Wednesday, September 30
as the Summit opens to more than 1,220 expected industry leaders, a record
number of attendees for this prestigious 3-day women's leadership event.
Unlock your power -- and remember to join the conversation
on social media @newnational #newsummit.