Chicago — Nov. 20
Kathy Bayert has joined the Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail Industry as director of learning and advisory services.
Bayert will drive the development of education programs for NEW sponsors and members, supporting the Network’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the consumer packaged goods and retail industry, the diversity group announced.
Bayert, who most recently served as senior manager, organizational effectiveness for the Sara Lee Corp. Organizational Development Global Center of Excellence, will oversee and develop training tools for members and develop content for the Network’s educational programs, including the NEW CPG Retail Diversity Forum, NEW Executive Leaders Forum and NEW Leadership Summit. She will also act as an advisor to NEW sponsors and members working to build and sustain workplace diversity and inclusion activities.
At Sara Lee, Bayert designed and implemented strategic initiatives that were aimed at building a high-performance culture. Her work involved talent and organizational development, including leading the identification and development of critical roles, designing a framework for strategic workforce planning, planning and analysis for the company’s global employee engagement survey and launching a comprehensive leading change model to guide organizational change across Sara Lee.
She also led the effort to broaden the use of flexible work arrangements.
Previously, Bayert worked as a principal consultant in organizational and change strategy for IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers). There she led projects focused on organizational transformation, leadership development and strategic organizational design. Earlier, she served as campaign manager for several political campaigns in Texas and started her career as a political consultant.
Bayert holds a master of business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in organizational communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Source: the Network
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