International Women’s Day Annual Event: Celebrating Superwomen

WLN Singapore hosted their third annual International Women’s Day event: Celebrating Superwomen, on March 8th, 2018.

Whether they are co-workers, friends, family or role models, we all know some superwomen. This year's event focused on #pressforprogress and celebrated the superwomen in our lives with a panel discussion and networking event.Read more

Connect, Learn & Thrive Professional Women's Event

On Wednesday, March 7th, I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop entitled, “Connect, Learn & Thrive,” hosted by the Women’s Leadership Center at the American Management Association. This one-day event brought together women from all over the country for professional development and networking. From the icebreaker activity at the beginning of the day that had all participants meet five people that they didn’t know previously, to the morning session that asked each table to come up with challenges that they face in the workplace, every single part of the day felt intentional and left attendees with various takeaways to help them long after the workshop ended.Read more

TEDWomen Conference: Humbled. Inspired. Prepared.

The vibrant flare of the Bayou City (New Orleans). The power of 3,500 women gathered to explore, engage and create. The effervescent and contagious energy of speakers from around the globe.

These statements encapsulate my time at TEDWomen, a three-day conference under the TEDTalk platform created specifically for women and girls to convene and offer inspiration and solutions through their personal stories and experiences.

I was HUMBLED to interact with women (and a few men) from as near as New York City to as far as Sydney, Australia. To be in the presence of people who are creators and change-makers contributing significantly to their communities and companies was priceless and rewarding. In hearing from a three-year TEDWomen conference alumna, an architect from Pasadena, California, I was reminded to be present, unplug, focus, engage and create “we-ness” during every breakout session and TEDTalk. She encouraged us to exercise these actions beyond the conference and turn our humility from the experience into a means of purpose in our careers to strengthen connections and form new relationships.

What I learned from a polio survivor and women’s healthcare advocate from India was to develop bold and jaw-dropping self-proclamations. I was INSPIRED by this woman’s courage, compassion and commitment. As an infant, she contracted polio, resulting in the paralysis of her legs. She underwent a series of surgeries and was undeterred by her disability. Instead she used her health challenges as an opportunity to set goals that might seem unrealistic to others. In fact, with only the use of her arms for 140.6 miles, she is the only female hand cyclist to complete four Ironman triathlons. INCREDIBLE! Her story prompted me to take risks without fear and be daring when making declarations.

Being PREPARED at all times is imperative and essential. An African journalist received the opportunity of a lifetime because she was “ready.” Five years ago she crafted a vision statement that focused on exploring the globe to report aspirational stories of people from her native land of Ghana and how they’re making contributions in different parts of the world. She shared her vision with three trusted individuals. One of them connected her with someone searching for a student to complete a writing apprenticeship with the opportunity to temporarily reside in three countries (the U.S., France and England) over the course of six months. The only catch: the apprenticeship program required her to immediately apply for a Visa and be able to travel within one week of approval from the embassy. The lesson in this ― communicate your vision to the right people, and keep your bags packed because your dream opportunity may be closer than you think.

Finding Balance Between Success and Philanthropy

Last week, the Atlanta chapter had its final event of the year, “Finding Balance Between Success and Philanthropy.” Guest speaker Jennifer Levine Hartz from Corporate Hartz LLC shared the expertise and wisdom she’s gained in this area throughout her impressive career in strategic CSR and family philanthropy.Read more

WLN Singapore Hosts Speed Networking Event

To close out 2017, WLN Singapore hosted a speed-networking event with over 25 participants from across the IPG Network including Golin, IPG Mediabrands, Jack Morton, Mullen Lowe, MWG APAC, MWG Singapore, Octagon, RGA and Weber Shandwick.Read more

A Look at the 3% Conference - Beyond Gender

Earlier this month, I was given the opportunity to attend the 3% Conference. In its sixth year, this year’s conference was centered around a single theme--Beyond Gender. While the name and history of the event speak to the rise of women in our industry, this year’s theme was broader in how it defined minority.Read more

WLN Stamford Hosts Wellness Event with Caryn Sullivan

Over 40 women from the Women’s Leadership Network-Stamford chapter attended a wellness event and workshop November 16th featuring healthy lifestyle writer and motivational speaker, Caryn Sullivan, from Pretty Wellness, a company that aims to inspire people to take small steps toward better health. Read more

"My Year of Whittling" with Kelly Fredrickson



Thursday, November 16th:
6:00: Registration, Refreshments and Networking
6:30: Program
7:30: Q+A and Networking
8:00: Program Ends

Hill Holliday
53 State Street 35th Floor
Boston MA 02109

Communication in the Workplace

The Atlanta WLN chapter hosted its third event and had a great turnout with about 38 ladies in attendance! The theme was “Communication in the Workplace” and we discussed the use of team collaboration technologies to improve communication, productivity and outputs, and how technology can often help overcome distance as a barrier.Read more

WLN NY Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, October 15th, the IPG Women's Leadership Network NY Chapter participated in The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park. The event raises money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.Read more