General Sessions

Tuesday, August 1

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Advancing women in leadership roles realizes a variety of business benefits and requires both women and men to embrace a bold vision for their companies and careers. In this frank discussion, PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi and Target's Brian Cornell will share their personal experiences working for gender equality, discuss barriers to workplace change and examine ways to achieve real diversity in the retail and consumer goods industry. Moderated by NEW Board Chair Karen Stuckey of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Inc.
Brian Cornell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation
MODERATOR Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands General Merchandise, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

In this session, NEW Board Chair Karen Stuckey chats with the Network of Executive Women's new CEO, who shares the NEW vision and actions for transforming the industry's workplaces.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands General Merchandise, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wednesday, August 2

8:15 am to 8:30 am
Opening Remarks

Advancing women’s leadership and workplace transformation is a team sport — and NEW has the playbook. In this update, you’ll get a first look at the new tools and opportunities NEW is offering to help you and your organization develop women, grow your business and transform the retail and consumer goods workplace.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
8:45 am to 9:45 am

Learn how Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest advertiser and the company behind well-known brands such as Always, Pantene and Secret, is leveraging its deep consumer insights to be a force for good. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the company is uncovering gender bias and sparking conversations that motivate change and create new expectations — and why that matters to all of us. Includes audience Q&A.

Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
Yuri Hermida, Vice President, North America Baby Care & Brand Function, Procter & Gamble
Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands General Merchandise, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Monica Turner, Vice President, Customer Business Development, Procter & Gamble
9:45 am to 10:00 am
Leader Spotlight

Wendy Davidson’s career has been marked by transformation: creating new revenue streams, restructuring organizations to enable innovation, and raising the leadership bar for herself and others. Listen as this senior Kellogg Company executive shares her personal and professional journey and offers advice for embracing — and leveraging the benefits — of change.

Wendy Davidson, President, U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company
10:30 am to 11:15 am

How have you prepared yourself to lead through radical change? Listen as one of the industry’s most successful leaders, Chobani President and COO Tim Brown, reveals how he is addressing today’s most volatile workplace and marketplace issues. Brown will share his insights on the leadership traits most needed now — and those that will be most needed (and valued) in the months and years ahead. 

Tim Brown, President and COO, Chobani
MODERATOR Alison Kenney Paul, Leader and Principal, Retail & Distribution Practice, Deloitte LLP
11:15 am to 11:45 am
Table Discussions

Engage in small group discussions on some of the industry's most pressing challenges.

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

The Talent War is on — and like any contest, there will be winners and losers. Organizations of every size are competing for skilled, versatile, creative and diverse talent who will challenge old thinking and bring innovation. In this talk, you’ll learn about emerging talent trends and how to lead effective teams and get best practices on developing talent and attracting the best people to your organization.

Leslie Mays, Partner, Mercer
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Top business executives and industry diversity and inclusion champions come together for an honest conversation about gender parity — and the daring actions needed to achieve it. These talent and business executives will discuss how inclusion is viewed in their organizations, advantages of a diverse workforce, challenges to achieving D&I goals, the importance of accountability and the role of the CEO in driving diversity and inclusion.

Doug Behrens, President and Chief Customer Officer, DanoneWave
Sarah Chartrand, Senior Vice President, Talent & Diversity, Ahold Delhaize
Michelle Freyre, President, U.S. Beauty, Johnson & Johnson
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Leader Spotlight

There is no one way to lead. In this session, Wal-Mart Stores' Latriece Watkins describes her personal path to senior leadership and offers her unique take developing your own authentic leadership style.

Latriece Watkins, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Consumables and OTC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

4IR — the Fourth Industrial Revolution — is here and its implications are far-reaching. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous vehicles are disrupting every sector. Evolving technologies, enabled by the rapid development of mobile networks and data, are changing how consumers interact, engage and purchase. Companies must adapt the way they develop, engage, market and deliver products and services — and industry leaders must rethink their operating models, while innovating for tomorrow’s consumer.

Richard Essigs, Partner, Consumer Products & Retail Market Segment, EY
Kathryn Gramling, Partner, Consumer Products and Retail Market Segment Leader, EY
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Table Discussions

Work with peers to take a deeper dive into the day’s topics and visualize the path forward. Identify key takeaways and work with other NEW Forum participants to imagine solutions and strategies for the future.

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

The road to groundbreaking leadership is paved with threats and opportunities. Condoleezza Rice — 66th U.S. Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor, Denning Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution — will offer lessons learned about playing the long game, staying focused on the big things and winning with integrity.

Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, United States of America

Thursday, August 3

8:45 am to 9:00 am

Begin the final day of NEW Forum by accepting this dare: Work together and act now to lead — and speed — progress. Together, we can make gender equality a reality.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
9:00 am to 9:30 am

Nissan Mexicana President and Managing Director Mayra Gonzalez was told she faced three career hurdles: being young, being Latina and being female. She responded by transforming her uniqueness into profound opportunity for herself and her company. Gonzalez's inspirational story of rising to the top of the automative industry will motivate you to raise your personal bar at work and in life.

Mayra Gonzalez, President and Managing Director, Nissan Mexicana
9:45 am to 10:45 am

On September 2, 2013, at age 64, Diana Nyad emerged from the water onto the shores of Key West after completing a 110-mile, 53-hour, record-breaking swim through shark-infested waters from Cuba to Florida. Millions of people were moved by her incredible tenacity and determination, her triumph after many bitter failures and by the mantra “Find a way,” which helped her realize a dream that had eluded her as a young Olympian in peak form. To close out the NEW Forum, Nyad shares her story and inspires us all to find a way, no matter the obstacles.

Diana Nyad, Long-Distance Swimmer, Author
10:45 am to 11:00 am

Leave the NEW Forum inspired, empowered and ready to leverage the power of women's leadership in your organization.

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women