Nestlé global diversity chief to address talent strategies at NEW Diversity Forum
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Johnson, global head of gender balance and diversity for the Nestlé Group, will
share her insights on retaining diverse talent at the Network of Executive
Women CPG Retail Diversity Forum, the industry’s leading diversity and
inclusion event. The CPG Retail Diversity Forum will take place March 6-8,
2012, in Dallas.
Switzerland, Johnson has been with the Nestlé Group for 13 years,
first in the United Kingdom, where she worked in customer collaboration and supply
chain roles. She also has served as head of customer-facing supply chain for
the consumer goods giant. Johnson is the founder of the International Dual Career network, linking more than 30
companies to facilitate spouse employment for expatriates.
joins fellow global diversity chief Sharon Orlopp of Walmart Stores Inc. on the
NEW Diversity Forum program. As global chief
diversity officer for the world’s largest retailer, Orlopp is responsible for
advancing a diverse workforce with 2.1 million associates worldwide. She
oversees and leverages global diversity and inclusion efforts, associate
relations and human resources policy.
"Sue Johnson and Sharon Orlopp understand the value of a
diverse workforce that reflects today’s consumers,” said NEW President and CEO Joan
Toth. "They have helped two best-in-class companies make changes to recruit, retain
and advance the most talented team players, who bring with them the diversity
of thought and experiences necessary to succeed in today’s marketplace.”
The NEW Diversity
Forum 2012 will open with Tom Greco, president of Frito-Lay North America (invited),
LaMontagne, senior vice president, chief customer officer, The Clorox Company,
sharing their thoughts on diversity and the role it plays in their strategies.
On day two of the Forum, keynote speaker Anthony Carter, global chief
diversity officer for Johnson & Johnson, will explain how the cpg giant has
leveraged diversity and inclusion to
transform its global business practices and build high performing teams to
achieve breakthrough results.
Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president, public affairs and government
relations for The Nielsen Company, will give a tour of today’s changing consumer
landscape. In a special address, Linda Clement-Holmes, chief
diversity officer and senior vice president, global business services for
Procter & Gamble, will reveal how diverse work teams produce better results. Lynn
Fantom, chairman and CEO of IDMedia, will show how
fast-growing social, mobile and interactive media can reach underserved multicultural
The NEW Diversity
Forum 2012 also will offer three
Super Sessions addressing D&I strategies’ impact on talent, consumers and
suppliers. The educational sessions will feature the real-life experiences and
expertise of industry veterans,
including Kenneth Charles, vice president, diversity and inclusion for General
Mills; Linda Singh, marketing director for Coty Inc.; Gleatha Glispie, director
of supplier diversity for Walgreens; Kathryn Mazon, senior business development
lead for Target Corp.; Ernest Freeman, senior manager of supplier diversity for
PepsiCo; Maria Campbell, director of diversity for SC Johnson; Diane Cooke,
vice president, human resources, for Schwan's Consumer Brands and others.
NEW members who register now will receive
$200 off the registration fee. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at
a NEW member discount at the Westin Park Dallas, which
will host the CPG Retail Diversity Forum 2012.