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NEW partners aim to #BeBoldForChange

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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NEW partner organizations dared to #BeBoldForChange for International Women’s Day, March 8, calling for a more gender-equal world with speaker events, leadership development and online gatherings.

Here is a partial list of NEW partners and supporters marking the day with special events. Post your organization’s special activities on our Facebook and Twitter pages @NEWnational.


This long-time new partner celebrated International Women’s Day in a big way. On Friday, March 10, Accenture broadcast from Hong Kong, Frankfurt and New York City, presenting 33 speakers. The theme: Leading in the New.

Ahold Delhaize

Ahold USA brought together six locations via video broadcast featuring Tim McNichol of White Men as Full Diversity Partners and Christina Eanes of Quit Bleeping Around, plus celebrated honorees of its Women Who Rock and Men Advocating for Real Change campaign. Delhaize America’s women’s and other diversity employee resource groups hosted two events: “Be Bold for Change” with Bay Path University Director of Neuroscience Princy Quadros Manellas in Scarborough, Maine, and a panel discussion with community leaders offering their insights on taking risks, courageous career moves and driving change in Salisbury, North Carolina.  


BP is an official sponsor of International Women Day. The oil company is three years into its stated diversity goals of 25 percent women group leaders and 30 percent women senior level leaders by 2020. It celebrates the day by featuring inspirational women employees who aren't afraid to #BeBoldForChange on its website.


The Women's Forum offered a morning networking opportunity featuring a hot cocoa bar and gathered in the afternoon for the NEW Summit Speaker Series webinar “The Confidence Effect” with talent leader Grace Killella of GKC Group.

The Coca-Cola Company

The Office of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Global Women’s Leadership Council and Women’s Lead INspire Connect group presented a discussion with Kim Azzarelli and Melanne Verveer, co-authors of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. The company's "Chain of Inspiration" video celebrates women and the extraordinary roles they hold in their communities, families and workplaces.

The Hershey Company

Hershey celebrated its female "firsts," including its first woman CEO Michele Buck, with a series of social media messages, hashtagged #ImHERshey and #AHERsheyfirst.


The company’s Women’s Interactive Network is broadcasting “Overcoming 7 Leadership Hurdles Women Face in the Workplace” with leadership coach Susan Brady to more than 25 sites globally on March 17.

Nestlé Waters North America

The beverage company presented "Leading Together" employee conferences featuring panel discussions on accelerating diversity and inclusion and becoming a gender-balanced company by 2018.

PepsiCo Inc.

An official sponsor of International Women’s Day, PepsiCo Inc. is supporting initiatives to spur prosperity for women and girls in the communities it serves, including investing $100 million to improve the lives of at least 12.5 million women and girls.

Procter & Gamble
The consumer goods giant revealed its #WeSeeEqual video in advance of International Women's Day, noting "A gender equal world is a better world for all." 

Reckitt Benckiser

RB's North America management team pledged to work to achieve gender parity. "I will be bold and increase the number of women leaders through recruitment and development,” Senior Vice President, North America Frank Hofs, pledged.


The Business Women’s Network hosted executives sharing advice on being bold in your career and personal life despite risks or potential for failure.

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