NEW Cincinnati named region of the year
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
NEW Cincinnati leaders celebrate the Region of the Year award at NEW Leadership Summit.
The Network of Executive Women
honored NEW Cincinnati as its region of the year at the fifth annual NEW
Celebrating Excellence Awards gala. The awards were presented Thursday evening,
Sept. 29, 2016 at the NEW Leadership Summit 2016 in Orlando.
The awards celebrated the leadership and
achievements of more than 1,000 volunteers furthering NEW's mission throughout
20 regions across North America. Jody Pinson, vice president, merchandising
beauty for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., received the Bobbie O'Hare Award as top
regional leader for 2016. Pinson serves as co-chair, programs for NEW Northwest
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"It seems she’s everywhere at once," said NEW Regional Advisory Chair Marla Thompson, senior vice president of partnerships at Angie's List. "She helps boost attendance, shape programming and deliver PR. A high-ranking executive herself, she finds time to address mentoring and sponsorship events and recruit senior leaders, like Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, as speakers. She supports NEW’s diversity initiative and has enrolled top male leaders from her company."
Speaking of Region of the Year NEW
Cincinnati, NEW Vice President of Member and Regional Services Stephanie McFee
said, "This year’s recipient has not just had a great year, but a proud
record of achievement throughout its history. With them, it all starts with planning.
They plan their events six to 12 months in advance, they establish their
budgets two years out and they have succession planning for their leadership,
Thompson agreed, adding that NEW
Cincinnati "delivered NEW's mission like a rock star."
Regional achievements honored
NEW also presented six group
achievement awards. NEW Greater Philadelphia was recognized for outstanding
work in college outreach. This year, NEW Greater Philadelphia continued its
successful engagement with Saint Joseph’s University, launched a new
partnership with Shippensburg University and brought the benefits of NEW to
college campuses by working with faculty and student groups, bringing speakers
and panels, hosting workshops and facilitating mentoring.
NEW North Texas was honored for
achievement in public relations and social media. The region keeps thousands of
social media followers regularly informed with updates on upcoming events,
blogs from group members, a monthly member spotlight and curated content on
career development and industry trends.
The award for operational achievement
went to NEW Twin Cities. In the last year, the region enrolled industry leaders
to host and underwrite events, helping the region create a surplus that allowed
them to lower their registration fees and accomplish their strategic goals.
This year's honoree for financial
excellence is NEW Southern California. Skilled in keeping event prices low and
event value high, the region's events – held throughout Southern California,
from Los Angeles to San Diego – continue to break even while keeping
professionals engaged with maximum learning, networking and fun.
NEW Mid-Atlantic was feted for
outstanding programming and events. After researching NEW members' areas of
interest, the region's event calendar focused on relevant topics with two
successful executive panels, "Breaking through Barriers" and
"Finance for Non-Finance Managers," and more high-content events
NEW Toronto was honored for
sponsorship excellence. The region was recognized for its proactive approach to
regional sponsorship, leveraging
event attendees and volunteers to discuss sponsorship with their employers. Also
noted was NEW Toronto's high renewal rate, driven by committee engagement and
reinforced by sponsor recognition and incentives.