Network appoints Kathy Bayert as learning director
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Kathy Bayert has joined the Network of Executive
Women as director of learning and advisory services. Bayert will drive the
development of education programs for NEW sponsors and members, supporting the
Network’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the cpg/retail
Bayert previously served as senior manager,
organizational effectiveness, for the Sara Lee Corporation's Organizational
Development Global Center of Excellence.
She will oversee and
develop training tools for Network members and develop content for the
Network’s educational programs and national conferences, including the NEW CPG
Retail Diversity Forum, NEW Executive Leaders Forum and NEW Leadership Summit.
In addition, Bayer will help advise NEW sponsors and members as they work to
build and sustain workplace inclusion.
"Learning and advisory services are a critical part of the Network
of Executive Women value equation for sponsors and members,” noted Joan Toth,
NEW president and CEO. "Kathy Bayert will better align our national and
regional educational opportunities and enhance the Network’s educational
offering to strengthen our members’ core competencies.”
At Sara Lee, Bayert designed and
implemented strategic initiatives aimed at building a high-performance culture.
Her work involved talent and organizational development, including leading the
identification and development of critical roles, designing a framework for
strategic workforce planning, planning and analysis for the company’s Global
Employee Engagement Survey and launching a comprehensive Leading Change Model
to guide organizational change across Sara Lee. She also led the effort to
broaden the use of flexible work arrangements.
Previously, Bayert worked as a
principal consultant in organizational and change strategy for IBM Business
Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), where she led projects
focused on organizational transformation, leadership development and strategic
organizational design. Earlier, she served as campaign manager for several
political campaigns in Texas and started her career as a political consultant.
Bayert holds a master of business
administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and
an undergraduate degree in organizational communications from the University of
Texas at Austin.