NEW Canada Mixer Brings Opportunity to Network

By Nancy Kwon
Published in Canadian Grocer
June 19, 2012

On Monday, the Network of Executive Women Canada (NEW) organized a summer mixer at Mondello Ristorante in Mississauga, Ont., which brought out a strong contingent of the retail and consumer goods products professionals.

Amid the relaxed atmosphere, the some 70 female industry executives shared experiences and got to know one another better.

More than a year after its formation, the organization’s mission is anchored around three pillars: dialogue, inclusion and a catalyst for development.

NEW isn’t entirely, however. It was launched in the U.S. a decade ago, where it now has 15 chapters and 3,000 members. The Canadian office is the first outside of America.

A fall event is in the works.






Julie Ihamaki, Canadian Grocer; Dana Childerhouse, Nielsen; Vanessa Peters, Canadian Grocer






Kara Parkinson, Nestle; Debi Bowins, Moore Packaging






The NEW mixer gathered professionals from both CPG and retailer businesses






Dorina Vendramin, Kraft; Alannah Virtanen, Nielsen






Clara Shevalier and Sara Clarkson, Store Support






Janet Mangat, Pivotal Solutions; Ming Yapp, Walmart






Amy Umrysh, Sarah O’Regan of SC Johnson






Nicki Balfour, GlaxoSmithKline; Paula Brar, Walmart; Jennifer Mitrovich, Kimberly-Clark




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