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NEW members advance with career development programs, conferences and more than 130 regional events. Your membership includes motivating webinars, a NEW Member Community online and research and insights on gender equality. The biggest benefit is the people you meet and the support you receive as a NEW member.

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What are the benefits?

Being a member of NEW connects you to a network of more than 12,000 members who can support your personal and professional advancement. You can connect online anywhere and in person at our 21 NEW regions in the U.S. and Canada. NEW members represent more than 850 companies and 115 corporate partners that support leader development and workplace transformation to achieve gender equality.  NEW offers a menu of learning and leadership development opportunities for leaders at all levels, so you can address your specific needs.

Who joins NEW?

NEW members represent current and future leaders united by their passion for gender equality. NEW members are women and men in the retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology. These leaders don’t just stand out, they stand up. They reach higher, work harder, listen closer and, yes, speak louder about the need for gender equality. They are active in NEW, role models in their organizations and leaders in their communities. They help others and we help them, by building their personal brand, growing their professional networks and increasing their leadership skills with a menu of learning and networking opportunities.

What membership options do I have?

There are two types of memberships: NEW Corporate Partner memberships and individual memberships for those not employed by NEW corporate partners.

NEW Corporate Partners receive complimentary memberships based on their level of support. Once a NEW Corporate Partner uses their membership allocation, their NEW Ambassador can offer any employee a NEW membership at a corporate member rate of $99.

An individual NEW membership costs $200 for 12 months. All NEW members receive the same member benefits regardless of membership type, fee or region.

How do I join NEW?

There are two ways to join NEW: as a NEW Corporate Partner or as an individual member.

NEW Corporate Partners
Check to see if your company is a NEW Corporate Partner.  If your company is a NEW Corporate Partner, check with your NEW Ambassador to learn if there are any memberships available. Send your NEW Ambassador an email to learn about available memberships. For more information about how your company can become a NEW Corporate Partner, click here.

If all your company memberships are in use, no worries. You can join NEW as an individual corporate member for only $99. You will be asked for your name, email, company, address, and region affiliation (find your region). Select the name of your employer from the drop-down box to receive your $99 corporate rate. Be sure to have your credit card handy.

Individual Membership
If your company is not a NEW Corporate Partner, you can join as an individual member for $200. Individual memberships begin on the day you join.

How do I renew?

Log in and go to your NEW online Member Profile and click on the My Membership button. Have your credit card handy.

One month before your membership expires, you will receive an email reminder to renew your membership. On the day your membership expires, you will receive a final renewal notice. At any time, you can log in and go to your NEW Member Profile and click on My Membership button to renew your membership.

For questions on membership, please contact connect@newonline.org.

What do NEW regions do?

NEW Region groups bring our mission to life in 21 regions across the U.S. and Canada. Run entirely by volunteers, our regions advance our mission through programs and events that foster learning, networking and mentoring, recruit NEW members, and attract college students to our industry.

Visit our Community and contact an officer in your region to learn more about NEW Region volunteer opportunities. Learn more about our regions.

What are NEW regional events?

NEW members attend regional events to connect, learn and grow. NEW regions host nearly 150 learning events and outreach events each year.  Learning events typically combine networking activities and a learning component, such as a keynote speaker, executive panel or leadership workshop.  Each region hosts learning events in spring and/or fall.  Networking “mixers” typically occur after work and are shorter connects that occur every few months. Both events provide members with opportunities to connect with others, expand their network and learn more about the support needed to advance women.

How much do NEW regional events cost?

Event costs range from $20-$100, depending on programming and venue.  While most regional events are open to nonmembers, there is a discount for NEW members.

The best way to experience NEW is to attend a regional event — check our Calendar to find an upcoming event near you.

How can I get involved in my NEW region?

NEW members are eligible to serve in leadership and volunteer roles in our 21 regional groups, building new skills and making lasting connections. Regional committee roles typically require a few hours a month in such areas as PR, social media, fundraising, program logistics and development, marketing and college outreach, to name a few. Regional officer roles are more time intensive and are earned after regional committee service. Volunteering at NEW can change the industry — and your career.

Visit our Community and contact an officer in your region to learn more about NEW regional volunteer opportunities. Learn more about our NEW regions.

NEW Corporate Partnership

What is NEW corporate partnership?

NEW’s 115 corporate partners are an alliance of leading companies in retail, consumer products, financial services and technology passionate about developing and advancing all women leaders because it’s just good business.

Based on a partner’s level of support, NEW provides a designated number of memberships to develop talent and create a networking community.

NEW provides research, insights and business solutions to C-Level executives to drive change and create a more inclusive culture.

NEW partner directors work with clients to understand where they are on the diversity and inclusion continuum and craft an engagement plan that matches their talent development needs with NEW resources. We develop a scorecard to track progress on impact, KPIs and ROI. Learn more about benefits and rates.

How can I learn more about NEW corporate partnership?

Reagan Lund          Director of Partnership (West) rlund@newonline.org
Julie Janckila         Director of Partnership (East) jjanckila@newonline.org
Marjorie King         Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships mking@newonline.org
Nancy Krawczyk    Vice President of Corporate Partnership and Member Engagement nkrawczyk@newonline.org