17 women graduate from NEW Executive Institute 2017

17 women graduate from NEW Executive Institute 2017


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Seventeen women from 11 industry companies completed the NEW Executive Institute leadership development program at a week-long immersion session, October 1-6, 2017, at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois.

Created for emerging senior-level women with a history of high-performance, the eight-month NEW Executive Institute included 360 assessments, onsite and online learning, and one-on-one executive coaching. Applications are being accepted for the NEW Executive Institute 2018 program, which begins in March 2018.

grads_cropped2.jpg"These women embody NEW’s mission,” said NEW Vice President of Learning and Advisory Services Kathy Bayert. "Their companies have recognized their talent and leadership potential and have invested in their personal and professional growth, confident these emerging executives will take their careers — and their business — to the next level.”

An intensive week

The week-long session at Northwestern featured Adam Waytz, associate professor of management and organizations, who shared insights on ethics and integrity in the business world.

Jeroen Swinkels, professor of management policy, offered strategies for building and sustaining strategic advantage during the course. Swinkels was followed by Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at Kellogg, who engaged participants on leading organizational change.

Later in the week, Institute participants learned wellness strategies from coach Theresa Robinson. Jeanette Higham, chief human resources officer of Paris Presents, and Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader for client insights at IRI, offered advice on nurturing talent and building cultural competency.

The program closed with a keynote address by Carla Moore, vice president for POS strategy and education for HBO and author of Crash! Leading through the Wreckage. Moore shared how she leveraged a personal life pivot point to achieve professional success.

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NEW Executive Institute graduates

Ahold Delhaize
Robin Anderson
Sonja Boelhouwer
Lucia Brower
Laura Eckert

Altria
Hillary Hawkins
Alicia West

Blue Diamond Growers
Michele Riddle

The Coca-Cola Company
Kim Alexander

Hallmark Cards Inc.
Shauna Schwart

The Hershey Company
Melinda Lewis

Kimberly-Clark Company
Lori Brown
Nicole Johnston

Kingfisher
Lisa Robinson-Davis

PepsiCo Inc.
Jennifer Fulton

SC Johnson
Echo Ma
Angie Madigan

Tyson Foods
Kristin Wolf