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Summit Live

NEW Leadership Summit 2017 | September 27-29 | Washington D.C.

Nearly 1,200 women and men learned to thrive together in a fast-changing, uncertain business environment at the NEW Leadership Summit 2017, the retail, consumer products and services industry’s No. 1 women’s leadership event.

NEW members at every level, across functions, attendied collaborative learning sessions challenging them to question conventional thinking, achieve new career goals and lead the industry with purpose and passion. They were motivated by inspirational keynote speakers CNN’s Lisa Ling, leadership expert Grace Killelea and Northwestern University’s Dr. Victoria Husted Medvec.

NEW’s 700 regional volunteers were honored at the annual Celebrating Excellence Awards Gala with a red carpet reception; an awards banquet honoring outstanding regional leadership teams, the Region of the Year and Regional Leader of the Year; and festive afterparty. 


Celebrating Excellence Awards

Ahold Delhaize Partners with NEW

Sarah and Lisa: A Conversation

Welcome to DC, NEW!

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The NEW Summit ‘Teach Back’ template


Women negotiate on the behalf of others — why not themselves?
Push D&I by focusing on empathy, problem solving and transparency.
The NEW Thriving Together Community Contest continues through November.
Kristine Pettoni of Clarkston Consulting honored as Regional Leader of the Year.
Leadership guru Grace Killelea: 'Stop running. Drop your attitude. Roll with the punches.'
A career path is not a black-and-white linear experience, Tracey Wood says.
NEW President and CEO Sarah Alter and NEW Vice Chair Lisa Walsh explored women’s leadership.
When women executives are given the opportunity, “change happens,” the veteran journalist says.