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NEW launches equality initiatives at NEW Summit 2018

Lisa Walsh

The Network of Executive Women unveiled new learning initiatives and its #NEWwisdom campaign, featuring members sharing their stories of personal and professional pivot points, at the opening session of the NEW Leadership Summit 2018, Sept. 27 in Chicago.

Among NEW’s upcoming insights, programs and events are:

  • "Advancing All Women," a research report detailing the workplace experiences of women of color.
  • NEW Action for Women of Color, a pilot leadership and cultural training program to help organizations break down some of our most stubborn workplace barriers.
  • Leadership Essentials, a pilot that combines online learning and group coaching for field operations teams.
  • NEW Career Booster, a one-day workshop hosted by partner companies and open to all women and men — members and non-members — who want to gain insights into their Emotional IQ, build their leadership skills, grow their confidence and move ahead.
  • A report on how companies can better develop and retain emerging leaders.
  • A Blueprint for Action for C-suite executives featuring real-world insights, strategies and tools that companies can act on to create workplaces that are more gender diverse and inclusive, and that bring about better results.

“We work for some great companies — but many great companies are losing great women,” NEW Chair Lisa Walsh, CEO of Truco Enterprises, told the crowd of 1,200 women and men attending the NEW Summit. “We can change that. We know when women are given an opportunity to learn and lead, they seize it. When valued, they stay. When supported, they succeed.

“By working together — and amplifying our voice, our vision and our impact we can change the way women are included, the way women are recognized and the way women are valued at work.”

NEW will unveil the #NEWwisdom campaign, featuring short films of members sharing their transformative career experiences and life lessons, October 1.