Leading From Within: Perspectives from the Top

On Monday, June 10, WLN hosted its second event in its Leading from Within series “Perspectives From the Top” at McCann’s headquarters in NYC. The event began with a candid conversation between MRM//McCann Global CEO Kate MacNevin and Casanova//McCann CEO Ingrid Otero-Smart on turning points in their careers, advice to their younger self, and the importance of having confidence in the workplace and enjoying what you do. The two also discussed the responsibility of women supporting women in order to pave the wave for the next generation of women leaders.Read more

Boston Chapter Hosts Professional Headshots and Lunch and Learn

The Boston chapter held a professional headshot day that was a huge success! We had 2 photographers working 10-minute timeslots and had one WLN member with each woman being photographed to help fix any pesky flyaway hairs, ensure outfits were behaving and generally make sure everyone was feeling confident and beautiful.Read more

WLN DC Hosts Inaugural Book Club

WLN DC hosted an enjoyable evening at the Octagon McLean office where they held their first Washington DC WLN Chapter book club event.  The first book was The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. While the book received mixed reviews, all wanted to learn more about the amazing story of Hedy Lamarr.

Be the Ally

IPG Women’s Leadership Network, in collaboration with Facebook, hosted an event titled, “Be the Ally.” The audience included over 80 people from across 18 IPG companies. The event was a mixture of activities designed to make us think about the impact and related responsibility of our behaviors and communication styles.Read more

WLN St. Louis Hosts Inaugural Event

We hosted our first St. Louis Women’s Leadership Network event with Weber Shandwick, New Honor Society and Momentum Worldwide. Wealth Management Advisor Natalea Simmons led our group in a discussion on financial literacy and finding your financial voice.Read more

Comfort + Tension: Heidi Singleton, President & CCO, New Honor Society

I’m most proud of defying norms by becoming a female/creative/agency President/servicing multiple global clients/ while raising two awesome kids.Read more


“Careers and Courage”

On Wednesday, April 17th, Atlanta’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted  “Careers and Courage.” The event featured a panel discussion curated by Octagon Global CMO, Lisa Murray with fearless women who have paved the way for change in the workplace. These women shared stories about what gave them the bravery to take big risks in their careers and what helped build their courage around their personal brand.Read more

Bringing WLN to the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love

For its first event as a part of the Women’s Leadership Network, Tierney hosted multiple activities within its offices for International Women’s Day.Read more

Parenting and PR-ing, can you do both?

It’s a bit expected that I’d write this piece, seeing as it’s been just three months since I’ve returned to the trenches from maternity leave, but here we go…

So, parenting and PR-ing, can you do both? The answer is yes, but the follow-up questions are as follows: Do you want to? If so, can you do both and not lose yourself, your relationships, your sanity, your sleep, and your passion for the job?Read more


Octagon Hosts Balance for Better Panel

In keeping with this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Balance for Better, Octagon hosted a panel gathering women (and a guy!) at the forefront of their industries to examine the impact of women’s representation in sports and entertainment.Read more