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network of executive women

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The Network builds women leaders. Women leaders build your business.

In the beginning leadership diversity was barely on the industry's agenda. Consumer products and retail lagged behind other industries in women in leadership. Diversity was viewed as a compliance issue instead of a business opportunity. And the Network of Executive Women was launched by just a handful of intrepid women -- and men -- in a New York City conference room. A lot has changed since then. Leadership diversity is on top of the industry's agenda and is widely recognized as a competitive opportunity instead of a compliance issue. The industry beats the Fortune 500 average on the share of women officers.1 Women head some of the industry's largest organizations. And the Network has become the industry's largest diversity organization, with 15 regional groups nationwide, 70 corporate sponsors and 3,000 members representing more than 400 manufacturers, retailers and service providers in almost every segment and channel.2 Much remains to be done: Women comprise nearly half the industry's workforce but only 18.5 percent of its corporate officers, 19.1 percent of its board members and

"At Walmart, diversity is a top priority. NEW provides Walmart and our leadership with a link to executives throughout our industry for networking on leadership development and recruitment, retention, and marketing best practices." DeDe Priest Senior Vice President Walmart Stores Inc.

have found that companies with a strong presence of women in senior positions had the best financial performance.6 A landmark study by Catalyst is even more emphatic: Consumer products companies with the most women leaders reported returns on equity 247 percent higher than companies with the fewest.7 Yourdiversitypartner Executives in the consumer products and retail industry are looking for every competitive advantage. An overwhelming majority -- 71 percent -- agree that diversity is "very important" to their organization's success.8 The Network of Executive Women helps you harness the power of your women leaders. Our mission is to attract, retain and advance women in the consumer products and retail industry through education, leadership and business development -- and we couldn't do it without the active participation of organizations like yours. The Network is your diversity partner, providing engagement, exposure, education, tools and support. As a NEW sponsor you receive initial and ongoing evaluations, education and networking at our national conferences and regional events, membership privileges and leadership opportunities for

quick facts

Network of Executive Women Founded 2001 Headquarters Chicago Membership 3,000 Regional groups 15 National sponsors 70 Committee members 400 Staff 6 Structure Not for profit educational 501(c)3

a paltry 3.1 percent of its CEOs.1 Women still earn just 80 cents for every dollar men earn (African American and Hispanic women earn even less).3 Unfortunately, the disparity is not disappearing: Just one year out of college women earn only 80 percent of what their male classmates do.4 Women control 80 percent of retail spending in the United States and a growing share -- 65 percent -- of spending worldwide.5 Separate studies by McKinsey & Company and Pepperdine University

Our leaders say the Network has helped them

Our leaders say the Network has helped their organizations

12% 53% 76%

Getapromotion ornewassignment Getspecialrecognition attheircompany Raisetheir industryprofile

76% 76% 82%

Generateimportant businesscontacts Build businessskills Inspirechange andgrowth

your executives and emerging leaders, onsite events at your company, online recruiting and networking tools, best practices, research, webinars and more (see Benefits chart). Besides this direct support are benefits that are harder to measure but just as important. The Network helps you retain key talent, expands your business contacts, develops the skills of your executives and emerging leaders, identifies your company as a diversity leader and positions the industry as a career destination of choice. The Network delivers. You'll find proof in the loyalty of our sponsors and the engagement of our members. Ninety-five percent of our sponsors renew each year -- many have been with us since the beginning. More than one of every four members travels to our NEW Leadership Summit each year.9 Nearly one in four members serve or have served on a national or regional committee while another third are interested in service.10 The Network is no ordinary association. It is a circle of connected and motivated individuals and organizations engaged in a common purpose -- building business by advancing women.

1. Catalyst Census of Women Officers, U.S. Retail, 2008. 2. September 2010. 3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009. 4. AAUW Educational Foundation, 2007.

Sponsor benefits


Gold $15,000 50 · 2 · ·

Platinum $30,000 100 · 4 · · ·

Title $60,000 200 · 6 2 · · · ·

Foundation $100,000 CUSTOM · 10 5 · · · · ·

Networkmemberships Membersonlyevents InvitationstoExecutiveLeadersForum* ComplimentarySummitregistrations Regionalcommitteeleadership SeatonSummitSteeringCommittee SeatonForumSteeringCommittee SeatonNEWD&ICouncil 50%offMulticulturalConferenceregistrations

*Registration fee required.


Research,bestpracticesandspecialreports Membersonlyworkshopsandevents Membersonlycontentonline Bestpracticessession(onsiteorwebinar)


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· · · 2 · · $20,000 · · · · · · · · 2 Onsite 4

Recognitiononlineandinprint UnlimitedJobBankjobpostings Nationalconferencepromotioncredits Championrecognitionforseniorexecutive Panelistatnationalorregionalevent Keynoteatnationaleventforc-suiteofficer

Tools and support



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Consultationandstaffsupport "NEWD&IQ"employeesurvey Onlinecollaborationtools Onlinemembershipmanagement Activationandscorecardmeetings Memberengagementteleconferences

5. The Female Economy, Harvard Business Review, September 2009. 6. "Women Matter: Gender Diversity, A Corporate Performance Driver," McKinsey & Company, October 2007. 7. Catalyst Bottom Line Survey of 353 Fortune 500 Companies, 2004.

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8. NEW Multicultural Workforce Survey, July 2009. 9. 2010 projection. 10. Survey of 281 members attending NEW Leadership Summit 2009.

How the Network works with you

You are assigned a Client Services Director to provide high-level support.

You appoint a Network Ambassador and activation team to work with the Network.

You meet with NEW to determine your needs.

Your Ambassador designates executives and emerging leaders to become NEW members.

Your designated employees receive NEW member privileges, including attendance at national conferences and access to members-only content and collaboration tools online.

Members attend Network national and regional events, learn best practices, participate in activation events and webinars, serve on committees, enhance their leadership skills and expand their professional networks.

Your organization receives sponsorship recognition, research and best practices, unlimited online job postings and input into events and programs, including speaking opportunities.

Continuing consultation adjusts services and support to meet your changing needs.


The world's leading consumer products and retail companies commit their passion, time and resources as Network sponsors. Accenture Acosta Advantage Sales & Marketing American Express Bacardi International C.H. Robinson Worldwide Cadbury Campbell Soup Co. Catalina Marketing Chevron Chiquita Brands International The Clorox Company Coca-Cola Company Colgate-Palmolive ConAgra Foods Costco Coty CPGjobs Crown Central (Rosemore Inc.) CSP CVS Caremark Corporation Dean Foods Del Monte Foods Delhaize Group Deloitte DemandTec dunnhumby USA Family Dollar General Mills The Hershey Company Hormel Foods Corporation Image Base J.M. Smucker Company Jamba Juice Johnson & Johnson Johnson O'Hare Kalypso Kellogg Company Kimberly-Clark Kraft Foods Kroger Co. MARS Advertising Mars Chocolate North America LLC Mass Connections McCormick & Co. Nestlé Purina PetCare Nestlé Waters Newell Rubbermaid Nielsen Novartis Pepsi Bottling Group PepsiCo PetSmart Procter & Gamble S & D Coffee, Inc. Safeway Sara Lee Corporation SC Johnson Schwan's Consumer Brands Service Management Group (SMG) 7-Eleven Stop & Shop and Giant SuperValu SymphonyIRI Group Target Corporation Unilever Valassis Walgreens Walmart

As of September 2010. Visit for a complete list of current sponsors.

Talent -- the magic bullet

T h e r ei sa m a g i cb ul l e tf or business success -- it's called talent. Recruiting and retaining the best is critical as you face tough challenges and new opportunities at home and around the world. The retail industry has a turnover rate of 34 percent, nearly twice the average and the highest of any industry.1 Women are more likely to turn over than men, ethnic minorities are more likely to turn over than whites, and women of

"NEW hosts a number of provocative events, which allow our employees to be stimulated, engaged and network with others...resulting in meaningful business relationships." Regenia Stein, Vice President, Business Performance, Industry Development and Communication Kraft Foods

Network sponsors know the cost of losing talent -- and the benefits of gender and cultural diversity in their leadership. They are working with the Network of Executive Women to strengthen their workforces and build leadership diversity in the industry. We invite you to stand inside the circle of change as a new or renewing Network sponsor and harness the full power of your workforces. For information or assistance, contact your NEW Client Services Director: Nancy Krawczyk Director of Client Services East Tel 215.327.4861 [email protected] Stephanie McFee Director of Client Services West Tel 561.459.5540 [email protected]

color turn over more than whites and women of their own race or ethnicity.2 It costs $750,000 to replace just one top-level executive3 and $300,000 to replace a senior manager.4 Turnover costs in the supermarket industry are $130,000 a year for every store.5

1. "New Level Ideas for Retaining Store-Level Employees, A Study for The Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council" by Blake Frank PhD., University of Dallas. 2. "Challenging Conventional Wisdom About Who Quits: Revelations from Corporate America" by Peter Hom, reported by W.P. Carey School of Business. 3. DDI Survey by Society of Human Resource Managers. 4. Replacement cost based on salaried employee earning $150,000, 5. Dooney & Smith, reported by the Society of Human Resource Managers, 2005.

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