A NEW Opportunity to Bring Out the Best in Yourself - and Your Organization

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LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Network of Executive Women (NEW) of Southern California, is hosting a special spring networking and educational event entitled "Leading Through Change" on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles (506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071).

The program will feature a distinguished panel of retail and consumer products industry executives who will share their insights and experiences on navigating change and emerging on top. Tom Herman, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Procurement, Northgate Gonzalez Market and Subriana Pierce, Managing Partner, Navigator Sales and Marketing will moderate discussions with leading consumer products and retail industry professionals. "We are looking forward to tackling the subject of leadership in the midst of change and chaos. Obviously, this requires leaders to develop new skills and competencies to compete in a tumultuous environment," said Herman.

The panelists for this session include: Tonya Domier, CEO, Advantage Sales & Marketing; Bryan Kaltenbach, President, Food 4 Less Division, The Kroger Company; Carmen Moch, Senior Group Vice President, Target; and Caryn Olson, Division Vice President, Category and Shopper Development, Nestle USA. The event is designed to help professional men and women and emerging leaders learn how to bring out the best in themselves — and their organizations — in turbulent times.

Tickets for the event are $85 per person and online registration is available at newonline.org/events. Everyone is welcome and membership in NEW is not required to attend this event. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

This special NEW event is made possible by the generous support of the following companies and organizations: ATA Retail Services, Brown-Forman, La Croix, Learning Evolution, Mission, Northgate Markets, One Source Industries, PopChips, Samuel Adams, SignCo, Smart&Final, Social Sampling, Sunrise Growers-Frozsun Foods, Sunset, Southern Wine & Spirits of California, Inc., Unified Grocers, and USC Marshall Executive Education.

About the Network of Executive Women

The Network of Executive Women is the consumer products and retail industry's largest diversity organization, with more than 6,000 members representing 400 industry companies. The Network has 80 national sponsors and 19 regional groups in the United States and Canada. It hosts dozens of local events and two national conferences each year. For more information visit www.newonline.org.

CONTACT: SUE KLUG Tel. 323.881.4249 sklug@unifiedgrocers.com

Source: Network of Executive Women