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NEW Details Record Breaking Year and Membership Growth in Its Annual “Mission Report”

2019 Mission Report graphic

The Network of Executive Women has released its NEW Annual Report 2019, “Mission Report,” laying out how the women’s leadership organization is accelerating its efforts to create positive change in retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology — change that levels the playing field for women and boosts the bottom line.

The record-breaking year was highlighted by NEW’s investment in detailed research on the state of women at work, resulting in three reports full of insights and actions to help companies and their leaders develop and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NEW also reached more people than ever before with its message in 2018 as the organization tackled issues of gender inequality in guest columns by NEW CEO Sarah Alter; published 60,000 issues of the standalone NEW Leader magazine; participated in USA Today’s Women in Business publication; and launched the #NEWwisdom campaign featuring videos of NEW members sharing their personal and professional stories.

Mission Report itself also offers personal stories from NEW’s members.

“These pages contain the real-world experiences and career-defining moments of nine NEW members,” said NEW Board Chair Lisa Walsh and NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter. “These members represent the faces and heart of NEW. They are part of a powerful community of women and men committed to gender equality in their workplaces — and in yours.”

The report highlights Jasmine Hudson of Walmart, Desirée Frey of T-Mobile, Marissa Crab of Albertsons, Dawn Perry of Ahold Delhaize USA, Sarah Pew of Visa, Scott Nemec of Hormel Foods, Meena Patel of SAP America, Jennifer Chavez of CVS Health and Kelly Rolader of The Coca-Cola Company.

NEW keeps on growing

NEW membership increased by 16 percent in 2018 — growing to nearly 12,400 members, 1,200 volunteer leaders and 120 corporate partners — as companies and individuals realized and shared the benefits of NEW membership.

More than 17,000 NEW members and supporters gained new leadership abilities, grew their networks and helped transform their organizations through NEW’s conferences, career development programs and webinars, and regional events in 2018.

Nearly 104,000 NEW members and supporters now follow NEW HQ and regional social media accounts.

Financial health

Partner contributions grew to $3.173 million, or 34 percent of total income of $9.297 million. The NEW Future Fund contributed $1.222 million, or 13 percent.

Two signature conferences, NEW Executive Forum for invited senior-level leaders and NEW Leadership Summit, accounted for more than $2.6 million, or nearly 28 percent, of income. NEW’s 144 regional events and sponsorship contributed more than $861,000, or 9 percent of income.

NEW’s signature learning programs, including NEW Rising Stars for mid-level leaders and NEW Executive Institute for emerging senior executives, contributed more than $621,000, representing more than 6 percent of revenues.

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