Last updated on June 8th, 2019 at 11:07 am
Obama Foundation Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is a featured speaker on Aug. 1 at Network of Executive Women‘s 14th Annual NEW Executive Forum 2019. The conference is an opportunity for more than 300 executive-level leaders from various industries to come together around promoting gender equality.
This year’s theme, “Reframe: Our power. On purpose. For progress,” has as its goal to “inspire leaders to harness their personal power to create change, reaffirm the importance of collective accountability and work across boundaries to focus on continued progress over perfection.” Forum attendees will gather at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida, July 30-Aug. 1.
“I am so proud to celebrate my second year as NEW’s CEO. My predecessors who helped found NEW and its mission left big shoes to fill; the organization I now lead has more than 13,000 members, 22 regions, 925 companies—and is still growing in its ability to transform the lives and careers of our partners,” said CEO Sarah Alter.
“In the past two years, I have reframed aspects of NEW to expand how we advance all women. My aim for this year’s Forum is to encourage guests to consider how reframing their lives, careers and their business leadership values can make an impact on gender equality, diversity and inclusion within their companies,” said Alter.
Called “the ultimate Obama insider” by the New York Times, Jarrett will discuss her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, businessperson, public servant and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. Other keynoters include Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of “Brave, Not Perfect”; Maggie Timoney, CEO at Heineken USA; and Suzy Whaley, president at PGA of America.
Founded in 2001, NEW represents more than 13,000 members, 900 companies, 120 corporate partners and 22 regions in the U.S. and Canada advancing all women and building business.