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Diversity Hall of Fame to honor champions at NEW Summit

Sunday, June 26, 2011  
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The Network of Executive Women will induct the first group of honorees into the NEW CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame Monday, Sept. 19, during the NEW Leadership Summit 2011 in Orlando.

The CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame will honor 11 executives and organizations recognized for driving diversity in the industry. They inductees are: cpg/retail technology guru Linda Dillman, IT expert Jeri Dunn, PepsiCo executive Tom Greco, the late Bill Grize of Ahold USA , early Network supporter Don Knauss of Clorox, Jeff Noddle of Supervalu, supply-side standout Kay Palmer, supermarket veteran Judy Spires and Jamba Juice CEO James White. Delhaize America and Procter & Gamble also will be recognized in the CPG Retail Diversity Hall of Fame for their efforts to advance diversity and inclusion.

The NEW Leadership Summit 2011 will celebrate the Network's 10th anniversary and focus on "advancing women and building business -- the next 10 years.” More than 900 industry leaders and emerging leaders are expected to register for the Summit, which kicks off Monday, Sept. 19, with special meetings and a pair of bonus pre-event NEW Leadership Academy workshops.

General sessions on Tuesday, Sept. 20, will include keynotes by age wave expert Maddy Dychtwald and mountaineer Alison Levine. A dozen concurrent sessions will focus on topics such as "managing brand you" with Jerry Wilson, senior vice president and chief customer and commercial officer for The Coca-Cola Company; tips for busy career women with Christy Consler, vice president, sustainability for Safeway Inc.; "tough talks and high-stakes conversations;” social networking for business; and breaking out of a career rut.

An optional half-day Corporate Athlete® workshop will be offered Wednesday morning, Sept. 21.

Network of Executive Women members are invited to attend this year’s Summit at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel just outside Disney World. Register before Aug. 18 and receive a $100 discount off the $745 regular fee. To join the Network, contact your company's NEW Ambassador or join now for just $200 and enjoy 12 months of NEW benefits, including invitations to national conferences and full access to our online networking and collaboration tools.

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