WISE Annual Meeting: Delivering Growth Through Diversity

\"\"Woman Impacting Store Brand Excellence (WISE) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting November 17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O\’Hare in Rosemont Illinois. The event brings the private brand industry together to network with colleagues, learn from talented speakers, and recognize the private brand industry\’s Top Women in Store Brands honorees.

\"\"The 2019 featured speaker will be Jonathan MayesAlbertsons Companies who will present “How Diversity & Inclusion Drive Success.”

Mayes a gifted storyteller, Certified Diversity Executive, and attorney will pull from more than two decades in the grocery industry, where he has led the charge in Diversity & Inclusion as a strategy for financial success. In this engaging talk attendees will learn practical steps to help their business use diversity and inclusion to move the needle.

WISE Annual Meeting
November 17, 2019
Hyatt Regency O\’Hare
Rosemont Ballroom
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL

Registration and networking begin at 10:30 AM
Lunch and program begin at 11:30 AM

RSVP by November 12

Attendees will also receive a copy of Melinda Gates\’s book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World courtesy of MBD.



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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.