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‘Rules of the game’ revealed at NEW Atlanta spring event

Monday, April 16, 2012  
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More than 100 Network of Executive Women members and supporters learned the importance of self-empowerment at the NEW Atlanta spring event, April 12 in Atlanta.

"You are in charge of your destiny,” human resources consultant Harvey Coleman told attendees. "It’s time to kill all the scapegoats and confront that image in the mirror.”

Coleman, author of 
Empowering Yourself, the Organizational Game Revealedshared valuable insights about the unwritten rules inside any organization. "Your career, and life in general, is a part of the game, but the ingredient that makes it all work is people,” he said. "The game is about people and everything else in life is just detail.”

"Harvey Coleman provided a compelling and timeless message about the ‘unwritten rules’ so that we can empower ourselves to reach personal life objectives,” said NEW Atlanta Co-Chair, Programs Lori Smith, customer communications for the Atlanta division of The Kroger Co. 

The speaker’s message of performance, image and exposure, or PIE, and how it affects a career path was "eye opening,” said Megan Figliuolo, national client insight manager at Acosta. "Hopefully, he inspired a few people to reevaluate their PIE and take action.”

NEW Regional Development Chair Maria Edelson, founder and president of Sales and Capability Development LLC, kicked off the event with a Network overview. Edelson highlighted the strong growth NEW has experienced over the past 10 years, including the launch of NEW Atlanta in 2011.

"NEW helps me to not only connect more effectively with all of the members of my immediate team , the Leadership Academy series and NEW Atlanta events provide incredibly valuable learnings that I can immediately incorporate into my routines to make me more effective,” said Scott Ryan, director, national sales for The Coca-Cola Co.

Chaly Jo Moyen, group director of global retail strategy at The Coca-Cola Co. closed the day’s program by inviting attendees to attend a NEW Atlanta volunteer, recruitment and planning session on April 30, from 5-7 pm, at The Kroger Co,’s Tucker offices. Interested NEW members are asked to contact Desiree Frey, contract manufacturing operations at Clorox.

"Being involved with the [NEW Atlanta] leadership and attending these wonderful events have opened doors for me to interact with interesting women I would not normally have the opportunity to meet or work with,” Frey said.

The NEW Atlanta fall event will be held Sept. 12, 2012, at The Home Depot headquarters. Network members will hear from Becky Shambaugh, author of It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor.

"The spring event was a great opportunity to connect with leaders from the Atlanta cpg/retail community,” Moyen said. "There's such a great energy in the group and we are all really looking forward to our next event.”


Regional Development Chair Maria Edelson
shared highlights of NEW's record-breaking 2011.


(From left) Margaux Wynter of Deloitte, Jeff Halter of YWomen, Chaly Jo Moyen
of The Coca-Cola Co., Tracy Downer of Valassis and Desiree Frey of Clorox
network at the NEW Atlanta spring event.


Author Harvey Coleman (left) meets NEW members in Atlanta.

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