“I’m proud to be a part of Network of Executive Women NWA and to see the difference we are making within our community,” said Diana Marshall VP/DMM, Sports and Outdoors Walmart US Merchandising.
ROGERS, Ark (PRWEB) June 13, 2019
Network of Executive Women is proud to celebrate our Northwest Arkansas Region’s milestone 15th anniversary. NEW, whose mission is advancing all women, is composed of more than 13,000 Network of Executive Women members throughout North America and continues to grow through our 22 regions across the U.S. and Canada. These regions create engagement events within their local markets that support this mission.
The first Northwest Arkansas meeting took place in October 2003. NEW’s CEO Joan Toth, Mike Gorshe of Accenture and Bobbie O’Hare of JOH met with Linda Dillman, CIO, Walmart; Jeri Dunn, CIO, Tyson; and Kay Palmer, CIO, J.B. Hunt, to start organizing what would be the NWA Region team. Currently, the Northwest Arkansas Region has more than 1,200 member and will celebrate its 15-year anniversary as a region at the annual Walmart Women’s Empowerment Summit – a tribute to the past, a celebration of the present and focus on the future.
“The NWA Region was awarded ‘Region of the Year’ in 2014 and 2018 for their programming, succession planning, sponsorship round tables and connections within the community who contribute to their team’s success and individual leadership accolades,” said Julie Basile, NEW VP of Regions, Community and Marketing.
“This group always strives to do better, think differently and challenge the status quo –it’s amazing the support they have received from local companies and C-suite executives, and the women and men from this team are proud to support NEW’s mission while creating lasting friendships in the process,” said Basile.
Members and non-members, emerging leaders, executives and men and women who would like to connect with other professionals in the region are invited to attend the celebration on Thursday, June 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central Time at the John Q Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. Attendees can expect dynamic presentations from a diverse group of speakers, as well as networking and learning focused on overcoming obstacles and building passionate careers.
“We continue to focus on developing strong and confident leaders in our Northwest Arkansas community; we believe that the programming and development we provide our members is great for not only women in the workforce, but also all leaders in the workforce. I’m proud to be a part of NWA and to see the difference we are making within our community,” said Diana Marshall VP/DMM, Sports and Outdoors Walmart US Merchandising.
Register for the event hosted at the John Q Hammons Convention Center in Rogers on June 27 where we will connect with community and celebrate advancing all women in the workplace. http://www.cvent.com/events/new-northwest-arkansas-walmart-women-s-empowerment-summit/event-summary-96c2dd01e0034379b380eb8ed3bda788.aspx
Founded in 2001, the Network of Executive Women 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. For more information about NEW and its learning programs, events, content and insights, visit http://www.newonline.org. Connect with us on social media @newnational.