General Sessions

Thursday, September 29

Welcome Remarks

Join NEW Board Chair Karen Stuckey of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — and more than 1,000 industry peers — to kick off two days of learning and networking.
8:30 am - 8:45 am | Osceola Ballroom
Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands, General Merchandise, Walmart US, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

NEW Annual Members Meeting

NEW members vote on the 2017 slate of nominated Officers and Board members.
8:45 am - 9:00 am | Osceola Ballroom

Opening Keynote

Engaging Men in Gender Equality

Join feminist and women’s leadership advocate Michael Kimmel to explore the importance of male champions at work and the roles men can play to advance gender equality. Learn real-life strategies for engaging men at all levels.
9:00 am - 9:50 am | Osceola Ballroom
Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University

Inclusion: We’re All in to Win

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm | Osceola Ballroom
Reagan Lund, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Network of Executive Women
Eileen Tarjan, Manager of Learning, Network of Executive Women

Executive Panel Discussion

Ambition and Competition: Dreams, Fears and Realities

Senior industry leaders share their career journeys and offer personal insights on ambition and workplace competition, conflict and collaboration. Learn how these successful executives define “winning” and how their work responsibilities impact their lives outside the office.
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | Osceola Ballroom
Amanda Martinez, Group Vice President, Corporate Procurement, The Albertsons Companies
Maura L. Scott, Vice President, Region Sales, Altria Group Distribution Company
Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands, General Merchandise, Walmart US, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Stacy Wiggins, Senior Vice President of Operations, Stop & Shop New England Division, Ahold USA

Friday, September 30

NEW Leadership Academy

What Successful Leaders Ask Themselves (and Others)

Meet Jo Miller and your fellow NEW Leadership Academy students at our annual supersession at the NEW Leadership Summit. You’ll learn how to ask thought-provoking questions that inspire others — and yourself — to think creatively, be more engaged and take action.
8:15 am - 9:45 am | Osceola Ballroom
Rachel Chiappetta, Grocery Sales Director, Mars Petcare, Mars Inc.
Alison Midili Smith, Vice President, Talent and Organizational Development, Publix Super Markets
Pam Stewart, Vice President, National Retail Sales, The Coca-Cola Company

Closing Keynote

Living Beyond Limits

10:15 am - 11:15 am | Osceola Ballroom
Amy Purdy, Para-Athlete and Co-Founder, Adaptive Action Sports