Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory

NEW takes the safety of our community very seriously. This is especially the case during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Update March 12, 2020: Given the fluidity of the situation with COVID-19, the government and our partner companies are updating travel and meeting guidelines daily. As a result, The Network of Executive Women will not be hosting any live events in the upcoming weeks, until more information becomes available.

We are actively exploring converting our Regional live events to virtual engagements to support our community in staying engaged in your leadership development journey.

We will continue to monitor recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Please monitor our registration pages for any updates to events including changes to program format.  NEW’s refund policy is stated on our event registration pages.

NEW Learning & Development In-Person Programs

Rising Stars

NEW is still planning to host Rising Stars in person May 19-21 in Scottsdale, AZ. We will, however, continue to monitor health advisory updates, and are prepared to convert Rising Stars to an entirely virtual program should the need arise.  NEW will contact all registrants via email by May 1, 2020 if the program format does change.

JW Marriott Coronavirus Statement (Rising Stars hotel):

We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases and following the guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments.  The wellbeing of our guests and associates is of paramount importance.

We are reinforcing recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and local health authorities. The hotel is also enforcing proper hand hygiene and making sure associates understand the importance of frequent handwashing. Handwashing stations are required and will be available to staff at all food & beverage functions (back of house) and if outdoors, portable hand washing stations will be set up. If soap and water are unavailable, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used instead. The hotel is selecting appropriate products for hygiene that are effective against viruses. The resort has also purchased portable hand sanitizer stations that will be placed throughout the meeting space for all group functions.

Executive Leadership Lab

NEW’s plan is to continue to run Executive Leadership Lab in person. NEW will continue to monitor health advisory updates.  We are prepared to convert Executive Leadership Lab to an entirely virtual program if deemed necessary. In the meantime, we urge all participants to follow CDC, WHO, and local health authority guidelines.

Kimpton Coronavirus statement (Executive Leadership Lab hotel):

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is closely monitoring the Coronavirus, and the safety and wellbeing of all our guests and employees is a top priority. We advise you to follow to latest travel guidelines and recommendations from official health organizations and authorities. We’re reviewing our health and epidemic prevention measures and, in the event a local case is reported, are prepared with the necessary policies, procedures and actions to take to minimize the potential risk.


Additional safety precautions we’re taking:

  • Working in partnership with our venues to arrange increased cleaning throughout events.

  • Making hand sanitization products available throughout venues to help people ensure good hand hygiene.

  • Ensuring EMTs are accessible to address any health concerns.

  • Displaying the latest guidance from the CDC and WHO regarding hygiene and prevention.

  • Continuing to review and update these precautionary measures in line with CDC and WHO guidance.


In addition, NEW is:

  • Adhering to the travel restrictions and guidance of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to follow CDC guidance for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses of any kind:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer which is at least 60% alcohol.

    • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Stay in your hotel room or at home if you feel ill.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.


We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates on this page.

If you have any questions, please email us at connect@newonline.org.