Top execs will discuss diversity at NEW multicultural event
Monday, January 10, 2011
A diverse group of industry leaders will lead discussions at the Network of Executive Women Multicultural Workforce Conference 2011, March
1-3 in Atlanta. Speakers will include Rosalind Brewer, division president of Walmart Stores; Sandy
Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America; and Keith Wyche, president and
CEO of Cub Foods. Welcome remarks will be made by Robert Abernathy, group president of North Atlantic Consumer Products for Kimberly-Clark.
national event, "Building Competencies, Growing Business,” will offer practical takeaways for advancing strategic relationships,
leveraging employee resource groups, and becoming culturally competent at the
individual, team and organizational levels. Attendees will learn ways to better
use business teams to maximize customer expectations, align marketing and
merchandising teams to collaborate at a higher level and break down silos
to advance innovation.
conference will offer a plethora of opportunities to better understand how
inclusion of all perspectives in business decisions will equate to consumer and
market share sustainability,” said the Michael Byron, the conference's
executive advisor and vice president of supplier diversity for Supervalu.
Joining Douglas for a roundtable discussion on building culturally
competent organizations will be Rosalind Brewer, division president, Southeast
Operations, for Walmart; and Shawne Murphy Johnson, GVP, brand strategy and marketing, Supervalu.
Holly Moore, senior vice president, director of global accounts, The Futures Company, will make the case that "Diversity is the New Normal," while Dr. Sondra Thiederman, author of Making Diversity Work, will share her thoughts on "unconscious bias."
caliber of the speakers that we have been able to engage, this is a must-attend
conference for any leader, team or organization that wants to see a breakthrough
in their diversity and inclusion efforts in 2011,” noted Jeffery Halter, director of diversity
strategy of The Coca-Cola Company and co-chair of this year's event.
A new report, "Diversity in the Retail Industry,” will be shared by Alison Kenney Paul, vice chair, leader, U.S. Retail
Practice, for Deloitte. Educational sessions on leveraging employee resource groups, building culturally competent leaders and creating strategic relationships also will be offered.
The conference is expected to draw 200 retail and consumer products
industry sales and marketing executives, diversity and inclusion officers,
human resource professionals and line managers.
For more information on the Multicultural Workforce Conference, to be
held at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta register now or contact Lauren Martinez. Registration
is $995 for employees of NEW’s national sponsor companies; $1,295 for all other