Agenda

Wednesday, September 26

12:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Grand Foyer

Visit the registration desk to pick up your name badge and event materials or for assistance.

2:45 pm — 5:00 pm
Columbus AB-CD

Meet and collaborate with other NEW regional leaders and Ambassadors at this special by-invitation working and networking session. By invitation.

6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Crystal Ballroom & Foyer

Kick off this year’s amplified Summit experience with a welcome reception sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company .

The first 1,000 NEW Summit attendees to sign up online will receive a free copy of Nely Galán's New York Times bestseller, Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich in Every Way. Nely will be signing her book at this special event.

7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
Crystal Ballroom & Foyer

Enjoy a strolling dinner full of culinary surprises and be inspired by LUNAFEST, looped screenings of inspirational short films by, for and about women, presented by LUNA.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
Kit Crawford, Owner and Co-CEO, Clif Bar & Company

Thursday, September 27

6:15 am — 7:15 am
East Tower Lobby

Fuel up with a light grab-and-go breakfast and join your peers for a brisk guided walk on the Chicago Riverwalk, a 1.25-mile pedestrian stretch along the south bank of the Chicago River. Meet in the lobby at 6:15 am for check in. Walk begins at sunrise, 6:43 am. Hosted by NEW Chicago.

Sign up online before September 26.

6:45 am — 7:45 am
Riverside East

Enjoy breakfast and build bridges with your peers.

7:00 am — 6:00 pm
Grand Foyer

Visit the registration desk to pick up your name badge and event materials or for assistance.

8:15 am — 8:30 am
Grand Ballroom

NEW Chair Lisa Walsh of Truco Enterprises opens Day 2 of the NEW Summit with a call to action.  

NEW Board Chair Lisa Walsh, CEO, Truco Enterprises
8:30 am — 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom
Opening keynote

Women are told we're poor investors, need more education and just can't deal with risk. The result? The “gender money gap” just keeps growing. Best-selling author Sallie Krawcheck – former CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and expert on women’s empowerment — will tackle female financial myths and show you how to take control of your money and achieve your life goals.

Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO, Ellevest
9:30 am — 10:30 am

Open to eligible senior leaders when registering

Sessions repeat at 10:45 am and 2:45 pm

9:30 am — 10:30 am
Michigan 2

What drives real diversity and inclusion? Dr. Shirley Davis leans on her vast experience to show you how to make progress toward a truly inclusive work culture. You’ll hear the latest research on D&I, learn what strategies are most effective (and why so many fail) and hear what you can do to turn D&I initiatives into D&I reality.

Dr. Shirley Davis, President, SDS Global Enterprises
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Michigan 3

Learn key takeaways from NEW’s Female Leadership Crisis report and the latest insights on pivot points — key events like starting a family or changing jobs — that can too often delay or derail career goals. Attendees will workshop solutions in the session’s second half-hour.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
Subriana Pierce, Managing Partner, Navigator Sales & Marketing
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Michigan 1A

Men play a pivotal role in creating workplaces where both women and men can thrive. But too often they are missing from workplace diversity and inclusion efforts, or only peripherally involved. What can women do to encourage men to address inequality? Catalyst research shows how to support men’s increasing engagement. This session will explore the three B's of engaging men in gender initiatives: Barriers, Benefits and Behaviors, and leave participants with concrete tools on how to cultivate a cross-gender partnership to drive mutually beneficial inclusion. You’ll challenge assumptions that influence men’s role in achieving gender balance, unpack the motivators of male champions and formulate everyday actions to help men become advocates of gender equality.

Michael J. Chamberlain, Vice President, Global Events & Men Advocating Real Change (MARC), Catalyst
Rita Chhabra, Senior Director, Global Corporate Engagement, Catalyst
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Michigan 1C

Technology has already transformed how we think, consume, lead and manage our business. Tech disruptions will only increase, and if you don’t keep up, you won’t succeed — or survive. In this session, we’ll explore the most disruptive and transformational technological trends, gain insights on the technology table-stakes needed today and learn strategies to help you stay ahead of the game and thrive.

Carleigh Jaques, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Digital Merchant Products, Visa Inc.
9:30 am — 10:30 am

Open to all
Sessions repeat at 10:45 am and 2:45 pm

9:30 am — 10:30 am
Columbus GH-IJ

Author Sally Helgesen (How Women Rise, written with executive coach Marshall Goldsmith) explores the 12 habits most likely to undermine women as they rise in their organizations. Each habit is tied to a strength — and most serve women well early in their careers. But these same behaviors can undermine women as they assume greater responsibility and move to higher levels. In this session, you’ll identify the specific habits holding you back, learn how these habits can hinder you as you rise and develop simple behavioral tweaks to become a better leader, hold yourself accountable and help other women rise.

Sally Helgesen, Consultant and Author
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Columbus KL

The founder of a technology platform designed to engage women and help enterprises attract and retain diverse talent reviews the tools, resources and connections you need to advance your career. You’ll discover how to align your career with your passions and gifts, navigate the new rules of self-promotion to strengthen your reputation and create a personalized playbook to achieve your potential and change your career trajectory — starting today.

Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, Landit
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Columbus AB-CD

Clear communication is not enough to get results — you must connect if you are going to impact others. In this session, you’ll learn communication skills that drive productivity, engagement and collaboration. You’ll explore strategies to influence others and overcome conflict in a respectful, personal way, examine the role of human connection in driving business results and learn to communicate caringly without sacrificing authenticity.

Colette Carlson, Founder, Speak Your Truth Inc.
9:30 am — 10:30 am
Columbus E-F

Leverage your Millennial talent to impact business results through agile, innovative and authentic work environments. In this session, you’ll learn what Millennials really want and how they can contribute to your teams and organization. Explore the largest generation in the workforce through data and personal stories and leave with actionable insights to unlock emerging talent and create loyal relationships.

Courtney Heger, Assistant Brand Manager, Nestlé Purina PetCare
Paulina Lee, Account Executive, Procter & Gamble
Briana Lee, Sales Strategy & Planning Manager, Tyson Foods
Natalie Malone, Senior Customer Manager, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S.
Julie Niehaus, Category Account Executive, Procter & Gamble
Mary Rivard, Senior Category Development Analyst, Hormel Foods
Paige Rotondo, eCommerce Sales Strategy Specialist, Gatorade, PepsiCo Inc.
Kari Sims, Vice President, Business Operations, Green Chile Concepts
10:45 am — 11:45 am

Open to eligible senior leaders when registering
Sessions repeat at 2:45 pm

10:45 am — 11:45 am

Open to all
Sessions repeat at 2:45 pm

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Grand Ballroom

Make new friends or catch up with your colleagues at our annual Summit Luncheon.

1:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Grand Ballroom

Charles Redfield, executive vice president of food, Walmart U.S., learned early on in his career how powerful women leaders can be and what an asset they are to an organization. As he’s grown in his career, he’s found that it isn’t just about promoting women to leadership roles, but about being purposeful in the advancement of female leaders.

Charles Redfield, Executive Vice President, Food, Walmart Inc.
1:15 pm — 2:15 pm
Grand Ballroom

Four dynamic women executives, whose respective research and education organizations touch tens of thousands of leaders, come together for the first time to discuss the current state of gender parity in business. What new information is available about existing barriers to progress? How can women take their destinies into their own hands? And how can learning organizations multiply their efforts by working together to amplify women’s contributions everywhere? Join us for a candid conversation about how transparency, courage and collaboration can change the gender dynamic in corporate America and beyond. 

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
Moderator Tara Jaye Frank, President and CEO, TJF Career Modeling LLC
Hattie Hill, President and CEO, Women’s Foodservice Forum
Leslie Sarasin, President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute
Emily Troiano, Vice President, Information Center and Program Director, CatalystX
2:15 pm — 2:45 pm
Grand Foyer

Enjoy this networking and refreshment break.

2:45 pm — 3:45 pm

Open to eligible senior leaders when registering

2:45 pm — 3:45 pm

Open to all

4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Grand Ballroom

In this special session, self-made media mogul Nely Galán will share ways to cultivate a “self-made mindset” and open your eyes to the opportunities to become rich in every way  while staying true to your personal values, culture and core beliefs.

Nely Galán, Independent Media Producer, Women's Advocate
6:30 pm — 11:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our industry’s gender equality and inclusion champions, volunteers — and you — at The NEW Awards. Grab a glass of champagne, stroll our red carpet, dine with other members and help us celebrate this year’s awardees.

6:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Grand Foyer & Columbus Hall

Have your photo taken on the red carpet, connect with your peers and make new friends as we kick off The NEW Awards.

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Grand Ballroom

Catch up with friends, make new connections and enjoy dining at The NEW Awards.

8:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Grand Ballroom

NEW celebrates achievements in women's leadership at The NEW Awards ceremony. Join us as we reveal the 2018 Region of the Year and Regional Leader of the Year.

9:00 pm — 11:00 pm
Riverside East

The celebration continues with music, dancing and a lounge to relax and catch up with friends and colleagues.

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Friday, September 28

7:00 am — 8:00 am
Riverside East

Enjoy breakfast and build bridges with your peers.

7:00 am — 9:00 am
Grand Foyer

Visit the registration desk to pick up your name badge and event materials or for assistance.

8:15 am — 8:30 am
Grand Ballroom

NEW President  and CEO Sarah Alter kicks off the final day of the NEW Summit.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
8:30 am — 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom
Special keynote

Carla Harris, vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, author of Expect to Win and gospel recording artist, and will present her signature “Carla’s Pearls” to show you how to maximize your success as a leader. She’ll explore the crucial difference between performance currency and relationship currency, discuss how to manage and create change, and show you how to be an impactful and influential leader while being true to yourself.

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley
9:15 am — 9:45 am

Three thought-provoking discussions will change the way you view yourself and your leadership capability.

9:15 am — 9:30 am
Grand Ballroom
Amy Alt, Associate Sales Director, Beauty, Health and Grooming, Procter & Gamble
9:30 am — 9:45 am
Grand Ballroom

Being a CEO in today’s business climate takes vision, wisdom and grit. Mia Mends’ leadership journey started when she was a child and has been marked by great trials and even greater triumphs. Be inspired as Mends shares how the love of family sustains her and how her beliefs and values have shaped her leadership philosophy and amplified her success.

Mia Mends, CEO, Benefits and Rewards Services/Inspirus, Sodexo
9:45 am — 10:00 am
Grand Ballroom

Learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an impact-driven, values-based organization that wants to make a difference in the world from the CEO of The Honest Company.

 

Nick Vlahos, CEO, The Honest Company
10:15 am — 11:00 am
Grand Ballroom
Closing keynote

Author Simon T. Bailey is a former Fortune 500 executive and one of America’s top 10 speakers on change and leadership. In this powerful closing address, he’ll explain how you can stay relevant and amplify your impact through massive upheavals in the workplace, marketplace, technology and society. You’ll learn core principles for acquiring a visionary mindset and strategies to become a leader for the future. You will be challenged — and inspired — to use your voice, achieve your vision and leave a lasting impact.

Simon T. Bailey, CEO, Simon T. Bailey International
11:00 am — 11:15 am
Grand Ballroom

NEW President & CEO Sarah Alter brings NEW Leadership Summit 2018 to a close with a call to action.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women