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About the NEW Leadership Summit

Since 2001, the NEW Leadership Summit has earned its reputation as the No. 1 women’s leadership event in the retail and consumer goods industry. The NEW Summit gives leaders at all levels job skills, relationship building and career development. The Summit inspires attendees to take action to achieve their career goals, improve their companies and transform their lives.

This year’s theme

This year’s Summit will focus on how to survive — and thrive — in a fast-changing, uncertain business environment. Our program will challenge you to question conventional thinking, achieve new career goals and lead our industry with purpose and passion. You’ll discover new talents, acquire new skills and make new connections, learning how to master change, become a better leader and drive business results.

Who attends

NEW members, including emerging leaders, mid-level managers, senior executives and men who lead women. Attendees include a mix of emerging leaders (39 percent), middle managers (53 percent ) and senior executives (8 percent) from across the retail, consumer goods and service industry. Attendees are predominately women, but also include a growing number of men.

What attendees say

“Loved every aspect.”

“First timer and will be back!”

“I left feeling connected and with good ideas to bring back.”

“As a male I attended with two objectives.
First, to learn new skills... Second, to have more insight on gender disparity. Both were accomplished.”

“An opportunity to learn from other women leaders in the industry and to empower myself to fully develop my career potential.”

“A powerful forum for connecting, communicating and committing to your best self.”

“The Summit is fuel for professional and personal growth.”

“I feel re-energized!”

“This Summit was wonderful. Mission accomplished, NEW!”

“The speakers were awesome.
The material was interesting and very useful. Glad I attended.”