Sarah Alter

Sarah Alter

President and CEO
Network of Executive Women

Sarah Alter is president and CEO of the Network of Executive Women, a nonprofit learning, leadership and advocacy organization that represents more than 12,000 members, 925 companies, 120 corporate partners and 22 regional groups in the United States and Canada. NEW advances gender equality and diversity in the retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology industries.

Alter joined NEW in 2017 and has wide-ranging experience in the markets NEW represents. She served as vice president for Discover Financial Services; vice president for digital sales and marketing for online retailer; and was chief marketing officer for General Growth Properties, where she developed marketing strategies for 200 shopping mall properties and their top retailers. Alter has served on a number of nonprofit boards and is an accomplished fundraiser. She is an organizer of Chicago’s annual JDRF Gala, which has raised millions of dollars for Type 1 diabetes.

Alter is a graduate of Northwestern University and has a Harvard MBA.

Session Information

Keynote Session

Transform with New Workplace Dynamics

Session Location TBD

To thrive in a competitive landscape, innovation is a prerequisite of business strategy. To be successful with innovation models, diversity and inclusion needs to be a pillar of your company culture. Leaders need to understand how to navigate intersectionality and learn what the derailers to building and nurturing inclusive workplace cultures are. NEW CEO Sarah Alter demonstrates the value of advancing gender equality and diversity in business.

During this session, Sarah will share the Network of Executive Women best practices to transform business models and environments for success.