"NEW, Inclusion and You"

"It's Time"

It’s time for 50/50 gender parity

It's time for more women leaders and a new, more inclusive workplace
for everyone in the retail and consumer goods industry.


Download our free reports

  • Green Lights and Stop Signs: The road to gender parity
  • Accelerators: Success factors for women leaders
  • Chutes & Ladders career guide
  • NEW Leader magazine
  • NEW Annual Report 2016
  • Women 2020: Women’s leadership in retail/cpg
  • Tapestry: Multicultural women’s leadership


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Become a member

Network members get an array of career and business-building resources, including events, learning, research, career development and resources.

NEW members are part of a diverse community of more than 10,000 leaders -- and at the forefront of our Movement for workplace change.

NEW Inclusion Initiative

Start learning

NEW offers a powerful suite of learning programs, webinars and reports to develop individuals, teams and organizations.


NEW Career Accelerator

A groundbreaking leadership model focused on women’s career success factors, the NEW Career Accelerator provides a foundation for new career advancement tools and workshops developed exclusively for the retail, consumer goods and services industry.

NEW Executive Institute

Our exclusive, in-depth leadership experience for emerging women executives.

NEW Rising Stars

This mid-level leadership program provides straightforward, practical feedback on job-related skills necessary to succeed in the retail, consumer goods and services industry. It includes an in-person session, competency-building webinars, skill assessments and one-one-one coaching.


NEW Leadership Academy

Our popular career webinar series led by renowned career coach Jo Miller. Five webinars, live or recorded. Free to members. Register

Summit Speaker Series

A new webinar series featuring selected speakers from the NEW Leadership Summit. Six webinars, live or recorded. Free to members. Register

Grow Your Small Business

Learn proven small-business strategies for growing business and managing talent. Live or recorded. Register



Uncover critical career competencies for women leaders in the retail, consumer goods and services industry with this special report based on input from more than 1,200 Network members. Developed with the Center for Creative Leadership.

Green Lights and Stop Signs

Learn about the three critical support factors (green lights) and three common barriers (stop signs) that power or prevent women’s career advancement in the retail, consumer goods and services industry. Developed with the Center for Creative Leadership.


Leverage the rich diversity of women leaders in retail, consumer goods and services with this special report focused on the unique strengths and career challenges of multicultural women.

Women 2020

The future of women’s leadership in our industry is here. Our comprehensive guide to benefits and barriers to women’s leadership in the retail, consumer goods and services sector.

“It’s time for higher expectations and transformative breakthroughs.” Jamice Obianyo
Ecolab Inc.

Become a Partner

NEW offers a powerful suite of learning programs, webinars and reports to develop individuals, teams and organizations.

NEW is more than a network of industry professionals, it is a Movement for women’s leadership and workplace transformation. Our 105 corporate partners are at the forefront of this Movement and represent the industry’s leading companies, including grocery, chain drug, mass retail, home and convenience retailers; consumer goods manufacturers; and wholesalers and service providers.

NEW offers corporate partnerships at the Foundation, Title, Platinum and Gold levels, special sponsorships at the NEW Leadership Summit, NEW Executive Leaders Forum and events hosted by our 20 regions.

NEW partners receive a designated number of NEW memberships with full member privileges, including access to our members-only conferences, learning programs and webinars, and research and resources, including our Community Directory. Partners receive organizational benefits, participate in NEW events, sit on NEW committees, receive year-round membership-activation and other consulting services to drive results, and get industry-wide recognition as advocates of women’s leadership and workplace transformation.

“It’s time to be more strategic in our development of people.” Tom Ashworth
CVS Heath

Connect with our Movement


Two conferences and more than 140 regional events in 20 metro areas in the U.S. and Canada:

  • Atlanta
  • Carolinas
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Denver
  • Florida
  • Greater Philadelphia
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • New England
  • New York Metro
  • North Texas
  • Northern California
  • Northwest Arkansas
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Phoenix
  • Southern California
  • South Texas
  • Toronto
  • Twin Cities
  • Western Michigan


NEW members have access to a host of powerful professional collaboration tools, including a directory of nearly 10,500 members, online connections, Job Bank and more.

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Join more than 44,000 industry members who follow the Network, its regions and our Movement on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. @NEWnational #itstime


Get the latest NEW updates in our twice monthly email newsletter, NEW Times and subscribe to NEW SmartBrief, a weekly digest on women’s leadership in the retail and consumer goods industry, and NEW Daily, offering curated news each weekday.

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Volunteer in one of our 20 regions to meet other members of our Movement, gain valuable connections and priceless leadership experience.

NEW regions

Attend an Event

The Network of Executive Women is a learning and leadership community with more than 10,000 members, and one of the largest event producers in the retail and consumer goods industry. Each year, we host two conferences, webinars and more than 140 regional learning events and mixers, and participate in dozens of partner and industry events. These learning and networking events attract more than 22,000 emerging, mid-level and senior leaders annually from Toronto to Tampa, Boston to L.A.

NEW Leadership Summit 2017

September 27-29 | Washington, D.C.

The Network's popular NEW Leadership Summit combines soaring inspiration and practical learning to help you, your team and your organization. Learning focuses on emerging and mid-level leaders, senior executives and men who lead women. The Summit features all-star keynoters, career workshops and special events like our Celebrating Excellence Awards. Summit attendees network with more than 1,200 executives and emerging leaders and leave more inspired in your life and better equipped in your career.

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NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2017

August 1-3 | Santa Barbara, California

The invitation-only NEW Executive Leaders Forum is the most prestigious women’s leading and learning event in the industry. Developed by senior executives for senior executives, attendance is reserved for women and men at the vice president level and above, and is capped and limited by company.

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Regional events
in 20 regions


More than 15,000 retail and consumer goods industry executives attend more than 140 regional forums and mixers each year at our 20 regions in the United States and Canada. Open to all, regional forums provide high quality, low-cost learning in the communities where our members and supporters live and work. Mixers, receptions and outings offer opportunities to meet colleagues and customers at little or no cost. Run entirely by volunteers, our regional events bring the Network’s mission home.

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NEW Annual Report

Meet some of the leaders of our Movement in our NEW Annual Report.

Test your NEW IQ

How much do you know about women's leadership and the Network of Executive Women? Take our NEW IQ Test to find out!

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