The IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network Hosts “Growth Requires Action” with Michele Thornton-Ghee

The IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted “Growth Requires Action” with Michele Thornton-Ghee on May 17, live in New York with webcasts across the U.S.

Through her work in marketing and media, transformational visionary and author, Michele Thornton Ghee has learned that the person working the hardest doesn’t necessarily win the biggest prize or promotion. She provided the audience with actionable items to lead to measurable growth in their personal and professional lives

Michele currently serves as the SVP of Media Sales at Viacom for BET Her, a 24-hour African American lifestyle network designed for Black Women, where she and her team are charged with growing the revenue base for the network. Michelle is also the author of two empowering books: Stratechic: Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women and Stratechic 2.0: Her Plan, Her Power, Her Purpose.Read more

A WLN Roundtable Discussion with John Shea and Shirley Richter-Hughes

WLN hosted John Shea, President, Octagon and Shirley Richter-Hughes, Managing Director, US, FRUKT  for a roundtable discussion in the Stamford, CT office. Our WLN members came prepared to have a lively discussion on an array of topics that ranged from industry trends to creating an inclusive work environment.Read more

WLN Minneapolis Celebrates Women's History Month

The Minneapolis chapter of WLN closed out Women’s History Month on a high note. On March 28, the chapter hosted a networking event that celebrated IPG’s local female creatives. Designers from Weber Shandwick, McCann Minneapolis and Carmichael Lynch shared their talents in the form of feminist t-shirt designs which were live screen-printed for attendees. As a backdrop to the networking event, the chapter screened videos of iconic and motivating speeches delivered by women. It was one of the chapter’s most popular events to-date, depleting a supply of 50 shirts in less than an hour.

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.Read more


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