"Everything that happens along the way, you can make them your weaknesses or your strengths, your humility or your bitterness,” actress and activist Drew Barrymore told more than 300 industry leaders at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum.
The Network of Executive Women unveiled a revitalized approach to advancing women's leadership — including three leadership development programs for professionals at every career stage — during the first-ever NEW Smartcast.
"If you can see it, you can be it," Lisa Walsh, senior vice president of PepsiCo sales, PepsiCo Inc., declared during "Courageous Leadership," the Innovation You webinar, May 20, 2015.
This year, Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers as the largest living generation and will represent the majority of the workforce — calling for new management styles and strategies.
Advancing women to leadership roles "is not a diversity initiative, it’s a business imperative,” NEW Board Member Sue Sears, vice president of global diversity and inclusion at Kimberly-Clark, told nearly 150 NEW members and supporters at the NEW North Central Texas learning event.
The Network of Executive Women had record members, corporate partners, industry support and engagement last year, according to the Network’s 2014 Annual Report. But historic engagement levels are "just the beginning,” the organization said.
Network of Executive Women members and supporters are invited to share their memories and photos of the Network's early years on the NEW History webpage devoted to NEW founders and its first leaders.
The Network of Executive Women and the Center for Creative Leadership have published a new industry report designed to "advance women into leadership roles and develop more inclusive and vibrant leadership."
Barbara Grondin Francella has joined the Network of Executive Women as manager of communications and engagement. Francella, who has worked with NEW for five years as communications manager and consultant, reports to Communications & Engagement Director Rob Wray.
The Network of Executive Women launched a new movement for women's leadership and workplace change at the Food Marketing Institute's Midwinter Executive Conference, Jan. 25 in Miami Beach, Fla.

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