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Nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker Alexandra R. Levit will serve as the keynote luncheon speaker during the afternoon educational and networking portion of Progressive Grocer's upcoming Top Women in Grocery event and celebration, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2014, at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.
Levit will discuss essential leadership capabilities women must develop if they are to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce, including flexibility, diplomacy, business acumen and innovation. Using anecdotes of famous women leaders and research related to the future of work and women's current leadership status, Levit's discussion promises to motivate and inspire attendees to confidently embark on their own unique leadership journeys.
A syndicated columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a blogger for HuffingtonPost.com, Levit has authored several books, including They Don't Teach Corporate in College, How'd You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire and New Job, New You.
Levit makes frequent national media appearances and has been featured in thousands of outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, ABC News, Fox News, CNBC, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Fortune. Renowned for her expertise about issues facing modern employees and leveraging the talents of the Millennial generation, Levit is a frequent guest speaker at conferences, universities and corporate meetings, in addition to her role as a global spokesperson for Microsoft.
NEW Strategic Networking Workshop
Following Levit's presentation, the afternoon learning and networking program will continue with a strategic networking workshop – Setting Goals, Crafting Your Pitch, Putting it to Work – led by Eileen Tarjan, manager of learning for the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Tarjan manages and helps develop new and existing learning programs for NEW, in addition to managing the Network’s webinars and programming.
Peer Circle Breakout Discussions
The Top Women in Grocery learning platform will conclude with peer circle breakout discussions. Led by women leaders from some of the food industry’s most admired organizations, the Learning and Growing Through the Power of Peer Support peer circles will provide afternoon event participants with a rich opportunity to explore and learn about top traits of thriving leaders, successful work/life integration strategies and key ways to increase leadership opportunities.
Complete details about PG’s 2014 Top Women in Grocery afternoon educational and networking program and gala event – including registration and program information, hotel accommodations and a complete list of current and past winners – can be found here.