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2001 year by year

An informal working group of industry executives meets in Atlanta in November 2000 to discuss the need for a women’s network in the consumer products and retail industry n Seed money from Minute Maid

paves the way for the launch of the Network n Catalyst report shows that companies with more female officers perform better n NEW holds a kickoff breakfast at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference January 22 in Boca Raton, Fla. n The Network is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit educational association effective April 1 n NEW founders hold their first organizational meeting April 2 at VNU headquarters in lower Manhattan n Accenture gives the Network space in their Chicago offices n


The Network’s first fiscal year budget of $324,000 is invested in building a business case for NEW and developing

To attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer products industry through education, leadership and business development.

business processes. n Coca-Cola donates office space in Houston n First-year sponsors include Accenture, Campbell Soup Co., Coca-Cola North America, Crown Central Petroleum, CSP Information Group, Mass Connections, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Dr. Pepper/7-Up, Efficient

President’s message 3 People 4 Partners 6 Programs 8 Conferences 10 Regions 12 Heroes 14 Financials 16 Leaders 18

Market Services, Hy-Vee, McLane Company, Minute Maid and Philip Morris n Michele Hanson, director of sales at Minute Maid, is named the Network’s first president n Nearly 100 industry executives attend the first-ever NEW Leadership Summit at the Sheraton Galleria in Houston, just weeks after the 9/11 attacks n At the end of its first year the Network has 150 members, 18 sponsors and 20 Champions.


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president’s message

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since a handful of determined women — and a few brave men — gathered in a New York City conference room and held the first official meeting of the Network of Executive Women. Those pioneers committed their time, their passion and their reputations to a mission that was not always understood back then — advancing women in the consumer products and retail industry. The issue was hardly new. Women had been underrepresented in the industry’s leadership for as long as there had been an industry. What was new was the appreciation that gender diversity was not just good for women but good for business — and the determination to do something about it. That determination created the Network of Executive Women, an organization that has gone further, faster than even our most optimistic founders could have hoped. In the five years since the Network celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2006, our membership has grown from 1,900 to 3,300; our sponsors have increased from 35 to 72; and revenue has grown 150 percent to more than $3 million. In 2006 we had nine regional groups. Today we have 16 regional groups, including NEW Canada, that touch the lives of thousands of Network members and supporters coast to coast. Attendance at the NEW Leadership Summit has soared from 350 in 2006 to 820 in 2010. And we have expanded our national networking and education with the NEW Executive Leaders Forum (added in 2007), the NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference (2008) and the online NEW Leadership Academy (2010). But metrics are meaningless if they don’t drive change. And under the Network’s leadership, the industry has changed. Ten years ago, gender diversity was generally considered a compliance issue. Today, gender diversity is at the top of our industry’s agenda, almost universally recognized for the business benefits it provides. We didn’t do it alone, but the Network’s Champions, Ambassadors, leaders and volunteers have helped transform the consumer products and retail business one executive and one company at a time. Much remains to be done. While women make up almost half of the retail industry’s labor force, they comprise just 18.3 percent of its corporate officers and 5 percent of its CEOs.* This imbalance is a missed opportunity — and the unfinished business of our Network. We salute the women and men who were with us from the beginning — too many to include here. Without these visionaries, the Network would not be what it is today, and thousands of executives — myself included — would have missed the leadership and learning opportunities that only the Network provides. In honor of our founding members and sponsors, I send a challenge to the people and organizations who comprise the Network of Executive Women today: Let’s join together to create a new legacy worthy of the one that has been passed to us. Sincerely,

President, Network of Executive Women Senior Vice President, Merchandise Execution Walmart Stores

© Copyright 2011 by the Network of Executive Women. For more information visit *Catalyst 2010.

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2002 year by year

people member profile gender* 92.2% female

7.7% male

age The Network’s second year is devoted

20.5% 50-65

52.6% 35-49

to developing the group’s strategic

0.9% 18-25

direction, infrastructure, programs and events n Network Champions

26.1% 26-34

job level

and sponsors talk up NEW at the

17.0% senior executive VP and above

FMI Midwinter Executive Conference Jan. 21 in Scottsdale, Ariz. n The

30.4% emerging leader 52.6% middle management director, dept. head

Network launches a facilitated mentoring program in April n Women


discuss their career concerns, learn

6.5% high school/some college

32.8% post-graduate degree

about current business issues and focus on leadership development at

60.8% bachelor’s degree

a series of regional lunches hosted

years in industry

by the Network n NEW participates in a “WomenFuture” telecast

29.7% 5-10 years

6.8% 1-4 years

beamed from London, New York and Washington D.C. to corporate and campus audiences around the world

45.3% 11-25 years

18.2% 25 or more years

n 7-Eleven Inc., Ahold USA, Johnson

& Johnson, Kraft Foods, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Nielsen, Kayser-Roth

Source: Survey of 240 Network members attending NEW Leadership Summit 2010, conducted September 2010. *Network database, December 31, 2010.

and Mrs. Smith’s join the Network’s growing roster of sponsors n Joan Toth is named executive director n Jim Keyes, president and CEO of 7-Eleven, receives the first Hedy Halpert


member growth 2001-2010

Diversity Awareness Award, named for the late publisher of Convenience


Store News, who helped start NEW and nurture talent in the retail industry






n Second annual NEW Leadership

Conference draws 125 attendees to


Procter & Gamble headquarters in


Cincinnati n The Network ends the


year with an estimated 300 members and 26 national sponsors.

150 2001

300 2002








day by day

January 27 More than 170 attend New York Metro event in Jersey City, N.J. ®

January 26 Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart U.S., named Network Champion

February 18 Sara Lee and NEW hold activation meeting near Chicago

February 8 Walmart’s Bill Simon welcomes NEW members in Bentonville, Ark. 4

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It’s not just an industry — it’s a community The consumer products and retail industry is a multitrillion dollar business employing millions of people worldwide. But to the members of the Network of Executive Women, the cpg/retail industry is family. The Network of Executive Women is a unique membership organization designed to advance careers and build business by putting one person face to face with another, working together to expand opportunities, solve problems, share best practices and explore new solutions. Our 3,300 members — 1 in 12 of them men — come from every retail channel and product category, representing more than 300 organizations, more than 70 corporate sponsors and 16 regional groups in the United States and Canada.

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7% February 26 7.7% NEW publishes “Generations at Work” 8.6% on multigenerational workforce 10%

Generations at Work Survey

March 11 Chicago networking reception draws 250 in Rosemont, Ill.

March 9 More than 100 learn about NEW at Mars NA sales meeting in Florida

March 11 NEW President Alison Paul moderates a work/life panel at Walgreens

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2003 year by year

The NEW fiscal budget doubles to $678,000 n Anheuser-Busch, Catalina Marketing, ConAgra Foods,

partners national sponsors 2010

Daymon Worldwide, Del Monte,





Jamba Juice




Johnson & Johnson


Tobacco join the Network as sponsors

Advantage Sales & Marketing


Johnson O’Hare


n The Network introduces the first

American Express




generation of its website, NEWonline.

Bacardi International


The Kellogg Company


org n Michele Hanson receives the





Campbell Soup Co


Kraft Foods


Catalina Marketing


Kroger Co.


C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.


MARS Advertising




Mars Chocolate North America


Chiquita Brands International Inc.


Mass Connections


The Clorox Company


McCormick and Company


Coca-Cola North America


Nestlé Infant Nutrition




Nestlé Purina PetCare


The Network launches a new online

ConAgra Foods


Nestlé Waters


tool for matching mentors and protégés



Newell Rubbermaid


n Kimberly Betts of Ahold USA begins









Gillette, Information Resources Inc., Rexall Sundown and U.S. Smokeless

Hedy Halpert Diversity Award for achievement in advancing the Network’s mission in the cpg/retail industry n

a three-year term as the Network’s president in October n The Network’s



Pepsi Bottling Group


England n The Network now has 800

Crown Central




members and 27 national sponsors.

CSP Information Group




CVS Caremark Corporation


Procter & Gamble


Dean Foods


S & D Coffee Inc.


Del Monte Foods




Delhaize Group


Sara Lee Corporation




SC Johnson




Schwan’s Consumer Brands


dunnhumby USA


Service Management Group (SMG)


Family Dollar






Stop & Shop and Giant


General Mills






SymphonyIRI Group


The Hershey Company


Target Corporation


Hormel Foods Corporation




Image Base


Walgreen Company


J.M. Smucker Company


Walmart/Sam’s Club


first regional group is launched in New

March 16-18 More than 180 attend NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference

March 22 Marie Quintana represents NEW on panel at Symphony IRI conference

diversity at work

best practices for

cpg/retail diversity

advancing women, building



March 19 “Diversity at Work” best practices compilation published by Network

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March 23 NEW/WMU Food Marketing Conference attracts more than 500

Leaders in business, leaders in NEW It’s no coincidence the Network’s sponsoring companies are leaders in the industry and leaders in the drive for diversity. Network sponsorship is just good business. We act as a force multiplier for our partners’ business building, leadership development and diversity and inclusion efforts. We provide benchmarking, best practices sharing and networking with customers and colleagues. And we offer our sponsors real return on investment, including membership privileges for their employees, admission to national conferences, speaking opportunities and sponsorship recognition at events, online and in print. No wonder that 95 percent of our sponsors renew their commitment each year. Or that executives and emerging leaders from our partner companies comprise nearly 80 percent of our membership, serving as officers, board members, committee members and volunteers. Network sponsorship sends a powerful message to women inside and outside your company: You are valued here.

April 21 More than 360 explore “adaptive leadership” in Carolinas

April 14 Florida holds first-ever Northern Florida mixer in Jacksonville

April 23 Nearly 300 tap into power of dreams at Florida event in Tampa

April 21 “Men of NEW” share ideas with 225 at Dallas/Ft. Worth event

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2004 year by year

William Grize, president and CEO of Retail Operations for Ahold USA, is

programs Conferences and events

NEW Leadership Summit NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference NEW Executive Leaders Forum Regional programs and mixer events

Career development

Networking Leadership opportunities Career workshops Informal mentoring College outreach/scholarships


Best practices Knowledge Bank NEW Leadership Academy Research Surveys Special reports

Online tools

Networking and collaboration tools Group pages Job Bank Member Directory CPG/Retail Diversity e-magazine Network News NEW Tube videos

named NEW Outstanding Champion in recognition of his support for the Network and diversity in the consumer products and retail industry n NEW introduces NetworkNEWs,

an email newsletter for its members and supporters in April n More than 150 executives from more than 30 companies attend the inaugural event of the Northwest Arkansas region n

Dave Onorato of Hershey receives the third annual Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award n NEW launches a redesigned website, featuring new content and functions, including a

Trailblazers and headliners 2001-2010 event speakers

members-only Library, online event

Chris Baldwin SVP, retail and energy marketing at Hess Oil

Bob McDonald CEO of Procter & Gamble

registration, member profiles, search

Cristina Benitez President of Lazos Latinos

Trisha Meili Author of I Am the Central Park Jogger

Sara Blakely Founder of Spanx

Larry Merlo CEO of CVS Caremark

complementary mentors for yearlong

Shelley Broader Chief merchandising officer, Wal-Mart Canada

Denise Morrison Chief operating officer of Campbell Soup Co.

coaching relationships n The NEW

Cole Brown VP and chief diversity officer, Walmart

Kim Nelson SVP, external relations, General Mills

Leadership Summit in Chicago attracts

Cynthia Cooper WorldCom whistleblower

Jeff Noddle Former CEO of Supervalu

200 attendees n Cadbury-Adams

Brian Cornell CEO of Sam’s Club

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale VP and chief diversity officer

Amy Curtis-McIntyre Chief marketing officer of Old Navy

of Campbell Soup Co.

Joe DePinto President and CEO of 7-Eleven

Ann Rhoades Co-founder of Jet Blue

Wrigley Company become sponsors n

Dave Dillon Chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co.

John Rodriguez President of the Palacio Group

New York Metro, Northwest Arkansas

Carol Evans CEO of Working Mother Media

Irene Rosenfeld CEO of Kraft Foods

and Western Michigan regions expand

Ann Fudge Retired CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands

Michael Schlotman CFO of The Kroger Co.

Network reach n NEW enters the new

Shon Gables Host of TV’s Black Enterprise Business Report

Eileen Scott Former CEO of Pathmark

Lisa Gersh Co-founder of The Oxygen Network

Bill Simon President and CEO of Walmart US

Stedman Graham Author of Build Your Own Life Brand

Judy Spires President of Kings/Balducci’s

Cathy Green Burns President of the Food Lion Family

Robert Steele Vice chairman, global health and well being,

Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch U.S. Army (ret.)

Procter & Gamble

Don Knauss CEO of The Clorox Company

Andrés Tapia Chief diversity officer, Hewitt Associates

Deborah Kolb Simmons School of Management

Kelly Tullier Vice president and general counsel, Frito-Lay

Lynette Lewis Author of Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos

James White CEO of Jamba Juice Company

functions and sponsor logos n A mentoring event matches protégés with

USA, Deloitte, Flower Foods, Frito-Lay, Giant-Eagle, Hershey, The Kellogg Company, PepsiCo, Walmart and

year with more than 1,000 members and 29 national sponsors.

Partial list of national and regional event speakers. Current titles and organizations listed.

May 5 Mid-Atlantic workshop in Baltimore teaches group to manage stress

April 28 Career coach addresses nearly 400 at Cincinnati luncheon 8

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May 7 Male panel offers insights to nearly 300 at New England event May 5 Twin Cities luncheon draws more than 300 to St. Louis Park, Minn.

Changing the industry, one leader at a time The Network directly impacts the lives and careers of thousands of industry executives each year — and these executives impact the lives and careers of thousands more. This circle of change impacts the entire consumer products and retail business, from the industry-bound students who receive our scholarships to the emerging leaders who attend our national and regional events; from the members who attend our NEW Leadership Academy webinars to the senior executives who attend our NEW Executive Leaders Forum. Inside the circle are opportunities for leadership, career development and education. Online tools that expand professional connections and knowledge. Industry-specific research and reports on diversity best practices. And, most significantly, connections to other people and other organizations in the consumer products and retail community. More than three in four Network leaders say NEW has helped them raise their industry profile, build professional skills and generate important business contacts for their companies.

May 12 NEW Executive Director Joan Toth leads panel on open mentoring at FMI 2010

May 11 CEO accepts NEW Champion of the year award for Delhaize America

May 13 Northwest Arkansas dinner attracts more than 200 in Bentonville

May 13 Multigenerational panel draws 200 to Southern California event in L.A.

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2005 year by year

The Network launches its Diversity Best Practices Series with “Leveraging Management Diversity for Competitive Advantage,” a special report outlining the business benefits of gender diversity in management n NEW recognizes Linda Dillman of Walmart, Jeri Dunn of Tyson Foods and Kay Palmer of J.B. Hunt as NEW Outstanding Champions n “Women of Color: The Challenge and Opportunity Ahead” addresses “stubborn lack of progress” in promoting women of color to senior management positions n Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness

Award goes to Daniel Abraham, president and CEO of Garb-Ko Inc. n

Members participate in first call-in teleseminar n The Network joins Retail Merchandiser magazine to present the 2005 Retailing Excellence Awards at the Retail Industry Leadership Association’s Annual Leadership Exchange n NEW Leadership Summit in Atlanta draws record attendance of more than 250 n The Network grows with Dallas/Fort

Worth region n First-time sponsors include J.B. Hunt, Meijer Inc., Morton Salt and Tyson Corporation n Membership grows to 1,450 members and the Network has 27 national sponsors.

conferences national conferences 2010 NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference March 16-18, 2010 | Dallas More than 180 industry executives, line managers and diversity and HR professionals focused on embedding diversity and inclusion into their business DNA at the Network’s third annual Multicultural Workforce Conference at the W Dallas Victory. Keynote speakers included Cole Brown, vice president and chief diversity officer for Walmart; Andrés Tapia, chief diversity officer for Hewitt Associates; Andre Hughes, global managing director for Accenture’s Cisco Business Group; and Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Campbell Soup Company. The conference also included six D&I business workshops and a CEO roundtable with Cathy Green Burns, president of the Food Lion Family; Don Knauss, CEO of The Clorox Company; Michael Schlotman, chief financial officer of The Kroger Co.; and James White, CEO of Jamba Juice. The NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference will be held annually each spring and is recommended for senior cpg/retail executives, line managers, diversity and inclusion officers, and human resource professionals. For more information about the NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference 2011, March 1-3 in Atlanta, visit

NEW Executive Leaders Forum July 13-15, 2010 | Dallas The fourth annual NEW Executive Leaders Forum drew nearly 200 senior cpg/retail executives to the Westin Stonebriar Resort. The event was a rare opportunity for senior consumer products and retail industry executives to focus on collaborative innovation — ways that companies and teams can work together to create profitable new products and processes. Keynotes included Dave Dillon, chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co.; Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc.; and Lyn Heward, director of creation for Cirque du Soleil. The Forum also included three breakout sessions and two panels, including a Leadership Roundtable with Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart US; Joan Chow, EVP and chief marketing officer of ConAgra Foods; Kim Nelson, senior vice president, snacks, of General Mills; Judy Schmeling, executive vice president and CFO of HSN Inc.; and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. The Forum is limited to invited senior-level executives from the cpg/retail industry. For more information about attending the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2011, July 19-21 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., contact your Network Ambassador or visit

NEW Leadership Summit September 27-29, 2010 | Charlotte The NEW Leadership Summit is an important date on the industry’s calendar and the Network’s signature event, attended by one in four NEW members each year. Our 2010 Summit at the Westin Charlotte was attended by more than 820 members, a 9.3 percent increase from our previous Summit and 134 percent more than our fifth anniversary convention in 2006. Each year the Summit focuses on leadership development, business issues and team building. In 2010 our theme — The NEW Normal — was explored in three SuperSessions and a roundtable discussion on the multigenerational workforce. Larry Merlo, CEO of CVS Caremark, opened the event; futurist Edie Weiner and Lt. Col. Consuelo Kickbusch, U.S. Army, retired, gave the opening and closing keynotes. The NEW Leadership Summit is recommended for cpg/retail executives, emerging leaders, representatives allied with the industry and all Network members. For information on the NEW Leadership Summit 2011, Sept. 19-21 in Orlando, visit

May 14 More than 300 hear P&G/Tremor CEO at Northern California breakfast

May 19 Colgate-Palmolive offers tips for leveraging NEW resources at breakfast 10

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June 9 More than 250 at New York Metro event hear “Apprentice” star

July 13-15 NEW Executive Leaders Forum features Joe DePinto, Dave Dillon and Bill Simon

Learning from the experts (and each other) The Network’s three national conferences bring extraordinary learning opportunities to our members every year. Our conferences provide insights from industry leaders like Bob McDonald of Procter & Gamble and Cathy Green Burns of Food Lion. Eye-opening stories from differencemakers like Worldcom whistleblower Cynthia Cooper and Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post. Workshops that build leadership skills. And panel discussions that drill down on critical industry issues. That’s not counting the lessons exchanged over lunch, during breaks and in the cab heading to the airport. Peer-to-peer and person-to-person, attendance at our three national conferences is an education in itself.

July 20 Network publishes 50th article in its Knowledge Bank series

August 30 Portland State and Seattle groups merge to form NEW Pacific Northwest

July 23 Network awards college scholarships to trio of industry-bound students

September 9 Network forms Diversity and Inclusion Council to develop diversity programs

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2006 year by year

The Network’s two-day Women of Color meeting in Chicago focuses on retention and development of

regions regional groups 2010

Latina women — the meeting is


the forerunner of the NEW


















Dallas/Fort Worth








Greater Philadelphia








scholarships to industry-bound college

New England




students n In June, NEW joins WSL

New York Metro


New York


discussion at the NACDS n Helayne

Northern California


Bay Area


Angelus of Procter & Gamble takes

Northwest Arkansas




Southern California


Orange County


Pacific Northwest




Twin Cities




Western Michigan




Multicultural Workforce Conference and inspires a special report n

Thomas Greco of Frito-Lay North America receives the NEW Outstanding Champion award n NEW awards six

Strategic Retail to present a panel

the helm as NEW president n The Network publishes its latest best practices report, “Affinity Networks: Building Organizations Stronger Than Their Parts” n Tom Crawford, an early NEW supporter and founder of the Leadership Network Corporation, receives the Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award posthumously n The Network celebrates its fifth

anniversary with a capital campaign



The Network has helped me 12% Get a promotion or new assignment

n Membership grows to more than


1,900, including individuals from more

Get special recognition at my company

than 300 companies and 38 national


sponsor companies n CPGjobs, The O’Hare, KMPG, S&D Coffee, Safeway


*Attendance totals do not include mixers and outings. **Organizing meeting.

to drive sponsorship and membership

J.M. Smucker Company, Johnson


Raise my industry profile

The Network has helped my company

and Unilever USA come onboard as


Generate important business contacts

sponsors as sponsorship revenue hits


Build professional skills

a record $800,000, 45 percent more


than target n More than 2,500 attend 14 regional events, including first-ever

Inspire change

Source: NEW Leadership Survey, 2009.

events for the Network’s new Florida, Greater Philadelphia and Twin Cities regions.

September 14 Joint NEW/Johnson & Johnson Sales BRG event attracts 75 in New Jersey

September 16 NEW panel at Walgreens is live in Chicago and streamed on video 12

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September 27 Michelle Gloeckler of Walmart is confirmed as Network president

September 27-29 NEW Leadership Summit breaks record with more than 820 attendees

A Network of networks It was something the Network’s founders never anticipated. But after NEW launched its first regional group in New England in 2003, the idea took off like a rocket. The Network has added regional groups almost every year since. In September 2010 the NEW Portland State University group merged with a contingent of Network supporters in Seattle to form the Network’s Pacific Northwest regional group. In November 2010, a group of industry women and men working in Toronto had their own “a-ha” moment and organized NEW Canada, the Network’s first group outside the United States. More than 7,100 Network members and guests attended 25 regional events in 2010 — informal mixers attracted still more. Regional groups bring the Network’s mission home to the communities where our members work and live. They provide cost- and timeefficient training opportunities and the chance to network with colleagues and clients. They grow the Network from the grassroots up, ensuring that the Network stays vital and connected.

October 5 Summit auction and direct donations add record $17,000 to scholarship fund

September 28 Lori Proctor and Cincinnati region are recognized as 2010 “Best of the Best”

October 7 Greater Philadelphia event at Campbell HQ attracts more than 200 October 4 Novartis teams with NEW to inspire 150 associates at joint event

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2007 year by year

The Network publishes “One Woman, Two Lives,” a best practices survey and report that suggest the industry simplify the shopping experience and optimize, not maximize choice n

heroes Best of the Best Committee members 2010 The outreach, education and networking programs of the Network’s volunteer-run regional groups have been a key element in the Network’s rapid growth. In 2010, committee members from 13 regions selected one of their own to receive the Best of the Best Award for outstanding service. Winners in 2010 — including the first male award winner — were recognized for their creativity, communication skills, teamwork, industry knowledge and commitment to the Network’s mission. Carolinas Valerie Lonzi, Kraft Foods

Mid-Atlantic Elda Devarie, EMD Sales

Philadelphia Paul Hagerty, The Hershey Company

Chicago Megan Brotschul, Deloitte

New England Janine Dempsey, CVS Caremark

Southern California JoAnn Murdock, Unified Grocers

Cincinnati Tina Roth, Kroger Company

New York Metro Ellen Compesi, Diamond Foods

Twin Cities Julie Janckila, Supervalu

Dallas/Fort Worth Bridgette Porter, Procter & Gamble

Northern California Lori Proctor, Procter & Gamble

special report offering solutions to


Northwest Arkansas

work/life conflicts n NEW Retail

Donna Gray, Melitta

Sharon Van Roo, Sam’s Club

Judy Spires of ACME Markets receives the Network’s Outstanding Champion award n NEW presents “Balancing Acts: People-Friendly Policies That Build Productivity,” a

Safari® store tours added to NEW Leadership Summit n First NEW Scholarshop silent auction raises thousands for Network scholarships n NEW publishes The NEW Woman

Rules, a book profiling 52 trailblazing industry women, most of them early members of the Network n NEW Leadership Summit attracts

Lori Proctor Bobbie O’Hare Award 2010 Lori Proctor, retail supply leader for Procter & Gamble and co-chair of the Northern California region, was awarded the Bobbie O’Hare Award as the Network’s outstanding committee member. Proctor was recognized for her instrumental role in founding and managing the Northern California group and engaging members in the region.

Cincinnati Best of the Best Region 2010

record-breaking attendance of more

The Network of Executive Women recognized Cincinnati as its Best of the Best region in 2010 due to its strong performance. The region’s high-quality programs featured sought-after speakers and attracted an average of 400 attendees. The region also raised more than $70,000 in regional sponsorships and created a committee mentoring program. Cincinnati’s 40-plus-member committee was led by Co-Chairs Lisa Holsclaw of Kroger Co. and Mindy Sherwood Thompson of Procter & Gamble, Treasurer Loretta Ayers of Deloitte and Secretary Felicia Mooty of Nestlé Purina PetCare.

than 440 n Hedy Halpert Diversity Awareness Award honors NEW founding member Jennie Jones of S&D Coffee Inc. n NEW holds first Executive Leadership Conference in July n Network launches new regional groups in Chicago and Northern California n Network launches NEW Tube site with videos and slideshows from the 2007 Forum and Summit n Chevron, The Clorox Company,

Costco, General Mills, Hormel Foods Corporation, Kalypso, Kroger Company,

Delhaize America Outstanding Champion 2010 For the first time in its history, the Network awarded its Outstanding Champion Award to an entire company in 2010. In May, Ron Hodge, CEO of Delhaize America, accepted the award, which recognizes diversity leadership in the consumer products and retail industry. The retailer is a longtime diversity leader in the retail industry. Its executive leadership team has five women executives, and three of the company’s four operating banners are led by women.

Masterfoods, Nestlé Waters, Supervalu and Target Corporation sign on as sponsors n NEW sponsorship revenue

NEW Outstanding Champions 2002-2010

tops $1 million from 39 sponsors n

2002 Don Knauss, Coca-Cola1

2005 Jeri Dunn, Tyson’s3

2008 James White, Safeway4

Membership hits the 2,000 mark.

2003 Rob Steele, Procter & Gamble

2005 Kay Palmer, JB Hunt

2009 Jeff Noddle, Supervalu

2004 Bill Grize, Ahold USA

2006 Tom Greco, PepsiCo

2010 Delhaize America

2005 Linda Dillman, Walmart


2007 Judy Spires, Acme Markets

1. Currently CEO of Clorox. 2. Currently SVP of Hewlett-Packard. 3. Currently CIO of Bacardi. 4. Currently CEO of Jamba Juice.

October 13 Sold-out crowd of more than 300 attend Southern California event

October 7 Mid-Atlantic golf outing draws 50 industry players in Davidson, Md. 14

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October 15 Florida networking event draws 425 in Lakeland

October 15 Northern California breakfast attracts 350 leaders to San Ramon

Heroes and champions Every year hundreds of industry executives donate thousands of hours to the Network and its mission. As officers and board members, they make key decisions about the Network’s strategy and operations. As Ambassadors, they serve as a vital link between their companies and the Network. As Champions, they carry the Network’s message into their boardrooms and c-suites and foster Network engagement among their employees. These industry members don’t just talk the talk. They help design our conferences and plan our events. They attend conference calls, upload photos, write letters, reserve meeting spaces and print signs and fliers. They reach out to others, expanding the Network and advancing our mission of change. These leaders and volunteers aren’t just critical to the Network, they are the Network.

October 21 Chicago networking event attracts nearly 200 members

October 21 Pacific Northwest group co-hosts event at PSU women’s conference

October 21 Clorox women’s resource group meets after Chicago event

October 21 Nearly 200 learn to “build relationships” at Dallas/Fort Worth luncheon

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2008 year by year

First NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference is held in February in New York n Network expands with Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas and Cincinnati regions n Alison Kenney Paul of Deloitte begins two-year term as president n James White of Safeway is recognized as the Network’s Outstanding Champion for 2008 n Procter & Gamble COO Bob McDonald keynotes the second annual NEW Executive Leaders Forum in Dallas

financials Operating income National sponsorships NEW Leadership Summit Regional event registration NEW Executive Leaders Forum Regional sponsorships NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference Membership dues Miscellaneous Total Miscellaneous 2.6% Membership dues 3.2%

n Advantage Sales & Marketing,

Chiquita Brands International, ColgatePalmolive, CVS Caremark, DemandTec, Family Dollar Stores, MARS

Balance sheet


National sponsorships 46.1%

NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference 4.5% Regional sponsorships 4.8%

Advertising, Mars Chocolate North

NEW Leadership Summit 16.5%

NEW Executive Leaders Forum 9.8%

America, Pepsi Bottling Group and Walgreen Company join as sponsors n The Network teams with CPGjobs to

enhance its Job Bank service n A sold-out crowd of 550 attends the NEW Leadership Summit in Minneapolis n NEW releases “Multicultural Workforces: Managing and Maximizing America’s Rich

$1,437,708 515,247 381,192 306,500 152,620 142,135 99,833 83,177 $3,118,412

Miscellaneous 2.6%

Regional event registration 12.2%

National sponsorships Conference expenses 47.9% 46.1%

Membership dues expenses 3.2% Operating Other expenses 5.1%

2010 NEW Multicultural Workforce Conference 4.5% Conference expenses

$1,377,668 Regional sponsorships 4.8% NEW Leadership Summit 16.5% Services, staffing and support* 1,346,379 Services, staffing and support 46.8% NEW Executive Leaders Forum 9.8% Regional event registration 12.2%147,359 Other expenses Total $2,871,406

Mosaic” best practices report n

Conference expenses 47.9%

Other expenses 5.1%

The Network adds Cincinnati and Mid-Atlantic regions n Dallas/Fort Worth Co-Chair Barbara Daugherty

Services, staffing and support 46.8%

of Frito-Lay accepts the Bobbie O’Hare Regional Committee Member Award at the NEW Summit n

2010 ASSETS Cash in bank - operating $125,230 Cash in bank - cash control 258,407 Cash in bank - money market 1,709,865 Total cash and cash equivalents 2,093,502 Accounts receivable 614,877 Less allowance for doubtful accounts (30,000) Total accounts receivable 584,877 Equipment and software, net of accumulated depreciation 35,070 Prepaid expenses 183,271 Total assets $2,896,720 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities Accounts payable $56,959 Accrued payroll 145,466 Accrued expenses 11,500 Unearned/deferred revenue 1,187,366 Total Liabilities 1,401,291 Net assets Beginning net assets - unrestricted $1,470,229 Beginning net assets - temporarily restricted 25,200 Ending unrestricted net assets 1,495,429 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $2,896,720

*Includes education, communications, infrastructure and member, sponsor and regional services. Unaudited and summary results. Audited results to be issued by May 2011. Due to rounding, totals may not equal 100%.

Ten years of growth Income*


2001-2010 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

The Network presents first Best of the Best Regional Team Award to New England n NEW national sponsorship revenue rises 15 percent to $1.18 million, a new record n Networks ends year with more than 2,000 members and 52 national sponsors.

2001-2010 $ 324,3581 283,3561 678,9941 797,2211 308,7782 1,247,648 3 1,829,318 3 2,326,8523 2,586,543 3 3,118,4124

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

$ 63,6421 394,1911 470,2051 569,0541 691,4072 1,009,8133 1,521,0933 2,012,4023 2,405,5733 2,871,406 4

*Includes national and regional sponsorships, event registrations and dues. **Includes conference expenses, services, staffing and support, and administrative costs. 1. Fiscal year ending March 31. 2. Nine months ending December 31, 2005 (other funds reported under 2004). 3. Calendar year ending December 31. 4. Preliminary data for year ending December 31, 2010.

October 22 More than 250 attend New England workshop in Newton, Mass.

October 26 “Managing Your Career Path” program attracts 250 in Twin Cities

October 22 NEW Leadership Academy’s first webinar attracts more than 300 16

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October 28 NEW partners with Bi-Lo women’s group for career development panel

A record year, a record decade As a not-for-profit educational association, the Network grows to meet the needs of our mission. And the rapid, organic growth in our membership, sponsorship and event attendance during our first decade proves that the need for the Network of Executive Women is real. Ten years ago few could have foreseen the twists and turns of the decade ahead — years of conflict and rollercoaster growth followed by a stunning recession. Through it all, the Network has stood steady, sure in our mission, supported by our friends and confident that when we invest in people, our industry will always come out on top.

November 17 NEW Canada launched at the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

November 1 Walmart/Sam’s Club commits $100,000 as first Foundation sponsor

November 3 Cincinnati event breaks regional record with 650 participants

December 9 More than 100 attend Mid-Atlantic luncheon co-sponsored by GMA

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2009 year by year

The Network unveils a new look and logos in January n NEW launches an all-new 2.0 website with social networking tools, regional group home pages, expanded news and calendar pages and other advances May 28 n NEW awards its 2009

leaders Officers

Executive Committee

President Michelle Gloeckler Senior Vice President Merchandise Execution Walmart Stores

Maria Edelson Founder Sales and Capability Development, LLC

Beverly Grant Vice President, Chief Channel Officer Procter & Gamble

Michael Gorshe Partner, Retail and Consumer Goods Accenture

Cathy Green Burns President, Food Lion Family Food Lion, Bloom, Harvey’s, Reid’s

Antoinette (Tonie) Leatherberry Principal Deloitte

Gail M. Jordan Former Vice President Human Resources/Diversity Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

Outstanding Champion award to Supervalu CEO Jeff Noddle n Acosta, Coty, Delhaize Group, Jamba Juice, Kimberly-Clark, Newell Rubbermaid, SC Johnson, Schwan’s Consumer Brands and SymphonyIRI Group sign on as sponsors n Southern California and Carolinas hold inaugural events n Brian Cornell, CEO of Sam’s Club,

headlines NEW Leadership Summit, which sees record-breaking attendance of more than 750 n Network releases a survey and special report “White

President-Elect Julie Hamilton Senior Vice President Global Customer and Commercial Leadership Coca-Cola Company Immediate Past President Alison Kenney Paul Vice Chairman and U.S. Retail Leader Deloitte

Men: Enrolling the Dominant Culture in Diversity and Inclusion” n More than 100 CVS Caremark executives discuss leadership and networking with NEW representatives at retailer’s

Secretary Elizabeth Hosick General Manager, Strategic Capability Chevron Corporation

headquarters n NEW Scholarshop silent auction raises $10,715, including a $5,000 Target Corporation grant n

Treasurer Rosa C. Stroh Vice President, Treasurer The Hershey Company

Regenia Stein Vice President Business Performance, Industry Development and Communications Kraft Foods Debbie Wildrick President Growing Innovative Brands

Catherine Lindner Vice President, Retail Marketing Walgreen Company

General Counsel

Chelle Moore Vice President International Human Resources Walmart Stores

Bob Dickson General Counsel Mass Connections Andy Lapayowker General Counsel Crown Central

Board of Directors At Large Dallas/Fort Worth receives Best of the Best Regional Team Award in September n Diane Knaus of Kellogg Company receives Bobbie O’Hare Award as regional committee member of the year n The Network has a record 2,364 members and 59 national sponsors.

Lisa Klauser Vice President Consumer & Customer Solutions Unilever

Michele Murphy Senior Vice President Corporate Human Resources and Labor Relations Supervalu

Jeff Boser Senior Vice President, Global Sales Kellogg Company

Bobbie O’Hare Vice President, Business Development Johnson O’Hare Companies

Christy Consler Vice President, Sustainability Safeway Inc.

Marie Quintana Vice President, Multicultural Sales PepsiCo

Caroline Cotten Nakken President and CEO Mass Connections

Margarita Rossi Director, Global Category Solutions Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company LLC

Dave Dudick Senior Vice President and President, U.S. Channels General Mills Inc. Erby Foster, Jr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion The Clorox Company

John M. Saguto Vice President, Pet Specialty Group Nestlé Purina PetCare Marla Thompson Vice President, Business Development Catalina Marketing Corporation Anne Zipfel Director of Owned Brands Target Corporation


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Champions 2010


Dan Abraham CEO Garb-Ko Inc.

William Kies Jr. Principal Kies Consulting

Hank Armour President and CEO NACS

Don Knauss Chairman and CEO The Clorox Company

Chris Baldwin Senior Vice President Retail and Energy Marketing Amerada Hess

Denise Morrison Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Campbell Soup Company

Mark Baum Managing Partner MARCAT Group LLC

Jamice Obianyo Director, Global Sustainability, External Relations Ecolab

Dennis Belcastro EVP, Industry Affairs and Membership Services Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Betsy Cohen Vice President and Futurist Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Joseph M. DePinto President and CEO 7-Eleven Inc. Sandy Douglas President Coca-Cola North America Jeri Dunn CIO Bacardi Tom Greco Executive Vice President, Sales North America Beverages PepsiCo Americas Beverages

Joan Toth Executive Director Tel 312 693-5393 Fax 312 726-4704 Anna Duran Martinez Director of Member Services Tel 281 302-4354 Nathalia Granger Director of Operations Tel 312 693-6855 Fax 312 726-4704 Lauren Huizar-Martinez Registration Specialist Tel 281 302-4328

Chip O’Hare President and CEO Johnson O’Hare Companies Marnette Perry Senior Vice President Kroger

Nancy Krawczyk Director of Client Services Tel 215 327-4861

Larree Renda Executive Vice President Safeway

Stephanie McFee Director of Client Services Tel 561 459-5540

Eileen Scott Former CEO Pathmark

Tracy Weems-Lavizzo Administrative Coordinator Tel 312 693-5008 Fax 312 726-4704

Stephen Sibert Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications Diamond Foods Inc.

Rob Wray Director of Communications Tel 323 664-3198 Cell 323 702-4709

Bill Simon President and CEO Walmart U.S.

Michele Hanson President and CEO ExecuInsight

Robert A. Steele Vice Chairman Global Health & Well Being Procter & Gamble

David Jobe President, Leadership Conferences CSP Information Group

Dan Vucovich Senior Vice President and President U.S. The Hershey Company

Jenny Keehan Executive Vice President Member Services Retail Industry Leaders Association

Tara Weiner Managing Partner Greater Philadelphia Region Deloitte

Jim Keyes Chairman and CEO Blockbuster Inc.

Bonnie Wurzbacher Senior Vice President Global Customer Leadership Coca-Cola Company

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2010 year by year

CEO Ron Hodge accepts the 2010 Outstanding Champion award on behalf of honoree Delhaize America May 11 at FMI n NEW welcomes first-time sponsors American Express, Bacardi, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Crossmark, Dean Foods, dunnhumby USA, GlaxoSmithKline, Image Base, McCormick & Company, Nestlé Infant Nutrition, Novartis, PetSmart, Service Management Group (SMG) and Valassis n More than 7,600 members and guests register for 28 regional and national events, a 2.5-percent increase in attendance n Network regions hold 25 informal mixers n

The Network participates in 10 cpg/ retail industry conferences n More than 700 members and guests attend NEW-supported events hosted by Colgate-Palmolive, Mars NA, Sara Lee, Walgreens, Walmart, McCormick & Company, Johnson & Johnson, SymphonyIRI, Novartis and Bi-Lo n Revamped NEW Tube features 22 videos from national and regional events n NEW Canada is the Network’s first region outside of the United States n Members participate in five NEW surveys n Sponsors collaborate with NEW in person and via teleconference at more than 225 client meetings n Walmart/Sam’s Club and Kraft Foods are initial Foundationlevel sponsors n National sponsorship reaches $1.44 million, an increase of more than 13 percent over 2009 n Total operating income reaches $3.1 million, a 20-percent jump n The Network enters its 10th year with 3,307 members and 72 national sponsors.

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