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Condoleezza Rice to address NEW Forum 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice will offer her insights on “leadership, the long game and winning with integrity” August 2 at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2017.

This year's Forum — themed "Our Daring Future" — will be held August 1-3 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California. More than 300 senior retail and consumer goods leaders are expected to attend the invitation-only Forum, which will spotlight gender parity and the business benefits of women’s leadership.

Swimming legend Diana Nyad will give a closing keynote address on “the power of determination” August 3.

The Forum will feature top industry leaders, including Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc.; Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corporation; Mayra Gonzalez, president and managing director of Nissan Mexicana; Tim Brown, president and COO for Chobani; and Carolyn Tastad, group president, North America at Procter & Gamble.

Other general sessions will reveal emerging trends in talent management and best practices for leveraging gender diversity. The panel discussion “Gender Equality: A Sustainable Advantage,” will feature insights from Michelle Freyre, president, U.S. Beauty at Johnson & Johnson; Abbe Luersman, chief human resources officer at Ahold Delhaize; and Timothy A. Massa, group vice president, human resources and labor relations at The Kroger Co.

“4IR: Promise or Peril?” will zero in on emerging trends in talent management and the far-reaching implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with EY Principals Kathryn Gramling and Richard Essigs. 

Wendy Davidson, president, U.S. specialty channels for Kellogg Company and Latriece Watkins, senior vice president, general merchandise manager, consumables and OTC at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; will share their personal stories of their rise to the top.

The NEW Forum is an invitation-only event for senior leaders, vice president-level and above. To see if you qualify, contact your NEW Ambassador. Early-bird registration rate is $2,995 until June 14; standard rate, $3,595.  

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