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Member Benefits

As a Network member you get exclusive access to a comprehensive portfolio of career and business-building resources, including events, education, research, best practices, networking tools and more. NEW is the retail and consumer goods industry's largest women’s leadership organization and your direct connection to thousands of industry executives.

Benefits Fact Sheet
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Career development
Education
Events
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Career development

NEW Leadership Academy

A free members-only webinar series to help prepare mid-level and emerging leaders for senior management roles. Sessions are led by Jo Miller, CEO of Women's Leadership Coaching Inc., and feature frequent guest appearances from top industry executives. Members completing all eight classes are recognized with a NEW Leadership Certificate. More about NEW Leadership Academy

Leadership opportunities
More than one-fifth of Network members surveyed are actively involved in NEW as a national or regional officer or committee member. Serving on committees or as a Network officer raises your profile inside and outside your company, develops career skills, and lets you work side-by-side with leading industry executives, creating enduring relationships as you help shape the future of NEW.

Mentoring
Mentoring or being mentored is one of the best ways to advance your career. As a Network member you’ll have the opportunity develop valuable mentor/protégé relationships independently and through mentoring committees at each regional group.

Networking
Making new business contacts and connecting with colleagues is one of the top benefits of Network membership. Connect in person at our events, on regional group pages, online with our members-only networking tools and off-line as a mentor, protégé or volunteer.

Events

National conferences
The Network produces two national conferences each year exclusively for our members. These conferences offer world-class speakers, presentations and panel discussions by industry leaders, workshops led by top experts and unparalleled networking opportunities. As a Network member you are automatically eligible to attend the NEW Leadership Summit. You may also be invited by your company’s Network Ambassador to attend the NEW Executive Leaders Forum, a senior-level conference with a limited number of seats. More about conferences

Regional events
Each year thousands of Network members and prospects learn and network in 20 NEW regional groups located from Boston to Los Angeles, Chicago to Tampa. Regional networking events offer convenient, low-cost opportunities to meet other industry executives and get vital information on your career, company and life. NEW regional groups also offer informal mixers that provide the chance to meet and greet industry executives in your region after business hours. Calendar of events

Education

Best Practices
The Network is a leading clearinghouse for new industry ideas. Best practices for diversity and inclusion -- practiced by our sponsoring companies and discussed at our national and regional events -- are made available to members in special reports like "Women 2020: The Future of Women’s Leadership in Retail and Consumer Goods" and "Changing the Game: Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Female Talent." Visit Research

Learning
Network members have access to a wide range of learning opportunities through speeches, workshops, panel discussions, videos and publications. NEW educational efforts tackle topics like leadership, career management, business trends and diversity. NEW content always tailored to executives and emerging leaders in the retail and consumer goods industry.

Research
The Network conducts original research in the consumer products and retail industry and makes the results available to you. Our members-only Research Center contains exclusive Network surveys on topics like the multigenerational workforce and the role of white men in diversity; reports produced with industry partners, including GMA; and relevant research from third parties, including the U.S. government and Deloitte. Visit Research

Town Halls
As a member, you will be invited to exclusive Town Hall briefings on the latest Network research reports and industry initiatives. These interactive half-hour and one-hour webinars include valuable information from Network and industry leaders — they are your way of staying informed and connected with NEW.

Tools

Collaboration
NEW members have access to a host of powerful professional collaboration tools, including online connections, photo and file sharing, blogging, resume posting and a personal home page with its own web address. NEWonline.org allows you to control how much information you share and lets you link all your social networking sites together.

Community Directory
Our member directory makes it easy to make new connections and communicate with more than 8,000 fellow NEW members registered online. The member directory is searchable by company, title and location.

Group pages
As a Network member you’ll communicate and collaborate with NEW members near you and access news, invitations, photos and documents specific to your regional group. Network members also have access to Title Sponsor group pages, featuring news and photos from many of the industry’s leading firms.

Network Insider
Twice a month you’ll receive the Network Insider, featuring news on Network companies and people, links to our most popular blogs, dispatches from our 20 regional events, our sponsor spotlight and more. Subscribe now.

Job Bank
Network members have free access to our online Job Bank, updated daily and featuring dozens of active retail and consumer goods industry career opportunities. Job Bank is powered by CPGjobs, one of the industry’s leading career placement services. Visit Job Bank

NEW SmartBrief
A weekly digest of the top news and research on women’s leadership in the retail and consumer goods industry culled from thousands of leading online news sources. Subscribe free at newonline.org/smartbrief.

Videos
Get highlights from top NEW conference speakers like Muhtar Kent, Geena Davis and Anne-Marie Slaughter, our annual State of the Network video and much more in our Video Vault.

Website
As a member, you can find everyone and everything you need to know about NEW on this website. You search and sort more than 8,300 members in our Community Directory, find articles about you and your company using our “Search this site” toolbar, update your Profile, manage your membership and much more. Home.