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Member Benefits
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 consumer products and retail industry's largest diversity organization and your direct connection to thousands of industry executives.

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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. Led by Jo Miller, CEO of Women's Leadership Coaching Inc., each session features insights from top industry executives. Members completing all eight classes are recognized with a Leadership Certificate. More about NEW Leadership Academy

Leadership opportunities
More than one-quarter 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 cpg/retail executives, creating enduring relationships as you help shape the future of NEW.

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.

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. More about networking


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


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, Leadership and the Power of the Purse: Gender Diversity in Canadian CPG/Retail" and "Changing the Game: Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Female Talent" and in white papers on affinity networks, work/life programs, multiculturalism and more. Visit Research

Knowledge Bank
Our members-only Knowledge Bank offers original content on a wide range of business topics, including career development, coaching, diversity, leadership, mentoring, networking, and work/life balance. Dozens of Knowledge Bank briefings are posted online to help your career and company and more are added each month. These briefings are also an excellent resource for company training and events. Visit Knowledge Bank

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 cpg/retail industry.

The Network conducts original diversity 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

Online tools

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. allows you to control how much information you share and lets you link all your social networking sites together.

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.

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

Member Directory
Our member directory makes it easy to make new connections and communicate with more than 5,000 fellow NEW members registered online. The member directory is searchable by company, title and location.>

Network News
NEW members and supporters have online access to the latest association news, plus articles on industry diversity and people and companies in our industry. Our monthly Network Insider newsletter and Datebook event calendar will be emailed to you monthly.

NEW Tube Videos
View select speeches and panels from the Network’s conferences and regional events online at NEW Tube videos have featured some of the industry’s leading executives, including Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald. They are an excellent training tool and another benefit of Network membership. View NEW Tube