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member benefits

As a NEW member you get exclusive access to a comprehensive portfolio of career and business-building resources — and you connect with 10,000 NEW members across the U.S. and Canada. The Network is more than the industry’s largest women’s leadership community, it’s a Movement for workplace change. It’s Time to join NEW.

Career programs

NEW Career Accelerator
The NEW Career Accelerator is 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. Now accepting applications.

NEW Rising Stars
This midlevel leadership excellence program provides straightforward, practical feedback on job-related skills necessary to succeed in the retail, consumer goods and services industry. It includes two one-day, in-person sessions; five competency-building webinars; skill assessments and group coaching.


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.

Leadership development

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.

Nearly 1,000 Network members 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.


NEW Leadership Academy
Our popular career webinar series led by renowned career coach Jo Miller. Six webinars, live or recorded. Free; members only.

Summit Speaker Series
A webinar series featuring selected speakers from the NEW Leadership Summit. Six webinars, live on selected Wednesdays or recorded. Free; members only.

Small Business Leadership
Learn proven small-business strategies for growing business and managing talent. Three webinars live on select Wednesdays or recorded. Free; open to all.


Best Practices
The Network is a leading clearinghouse for new industry ideas. Best practices for diversity and inclusion — practiced by our partner companies and discussed at our national and regional events — are made available to members in special reports like our “Tapestry” report on multicultural women’s leadership and “Accelerators,” our special research report on key competencies for women leaders in our industry.

Our members-only Research features the latest reports 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 the Network and the industry.

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 is always tailored to executives and emerging leaders in the retail, consumer goods and services industry.


NEW members have access to a host of powerful professional collaboration tools, including online connections, photo and file sharing, 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.

Community Directory
Our Community Directory makes it easy to make new connections and communicate with 10,000 fellow NEW members registered online. The Community 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.

Job Bank
Network members have free access to our online Job Bank, updated daily and featuring dozens of active retail, consumer goods and services industry career opportunities. Job Bank is powered by CPGjobs, 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, consumer goods and services industry culled from thousands of leading online news sources. Subscribe free at

NEW Times
Twice a month you’ll receive NEW Times, featuring news on Network companies and people, links to our most popular blogs and dispatches from our 20 regional groups. Subscribe now

Get our State of the Network Report, It’s Time Movement launch videos and highlights from top NEW conference speakers like Drew Barrymore, Dr. Ella Bell, Tina Brown, Muhtar Kent, Geena Davis and Anne-Marie Slaughter on NEW YouTube.

As a member, you can find everyone and everything you need to know about NEW on this website. You can search and sort 10,000 members in our Community Directory, find articles about you and your company using our “Search this site” function on our homepage, update your Profile, manage your membership and much more. Home