The WLN invites you to an Evening of Speed Networking – Connect. Cultivate. Succeed.

On June 28, 2011 the WLN Boston Chapter held a speed networking event for individuals to learn about a new industry, and make connections that could impact and develop their career. Networking is often ignored, but is one of the most vital professional skills allowing development of genuine relationships and strong interpersonal connections that cultivate opportunities for professional growth.Read more

WLN Hosts National Event on Executive Success

On Tuesday, October 25th, live in Minneapolis, and webcast to 17  locations in the U.S., London and Toronto, IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted a national event titled, Executive Success:  What Men Aren’t Telling Women…What Women Don’t Ask Men.

Oct. 25th: WLN DC Chapter WebinarThe D.C. Chapter hosted  lunch to accompany the live Minneapolis webcast. Nearly 40 guests participated in the event, which included a presentation from Jeffery Tobias Halter, consultant, author, gender strategist and President of YWomen, a lively panel discussion followed by a Q &A session.

If you missed the event, you can click here for a recording of the webcast.  Stay tuned for details regarding the next D.C. WLN event!

WLN Hosts Annie Griffiths

Annie Griffiths (center) with the Washington, D.C. chapter of WLN
Annie Griffiths (center) with the Washington, D.C. chapter of WLN

Annie Griffiths, one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, spoke to the Washington, D.C. chapter of WLN on April 7, 2011 at the National Geography Society building. Griffiths has photographed in more than a hundred countries during her illustrious career.Read more

Meet Ellyn Spragins, NY Times Bestselling Author, To Learn How To Achieve Your Professional Goals

Boston Group
Boston Group

The advertising industry has unlimited career opportunities, and understanding how to navigate those opportunities to your own personal success can sometimes be challenging. Ellyn Spragins, a former New Your Times columnist turned bestselling author, provided insight into how other women have launched and grown their careers to help create a path for others in an event the Boston Chapter held back in January. Ellyn’s new book, What I Know Now About Success, was the topic to help guide in professional and personal development.

2011: A Social Media Explosion! How Savvy Are You?

On April 13th, the Los Angeles chapter of IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted our first event of the year, “Social Media Explosion! How Savvy Are You?” We had some of the leading gurus in our business share their perspectives, insights, and thoughts about the impact of social media on consumer marketing. The event took place at the IPG Media Lab—a perfect location for a discussion on emerging technology.Read more

The Clothes Make the Professional: WLN and Dress for Success

dress-for-success-2On Tuesday, March 15 the Minneapolis chapter of IPG’S Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted a “Dress Yourself & Others for Success” event. The primary goal of the event was to raise awareness and collect clothing donations for “Dress for Success”. “Dress for Success” is an organization that provides professional attire for women that can be used during the job interview process and in the workplace. The organization also promotes economic independence and career development skills to help women achieve success in both their professional and personal lives.

The event began with a speech and short video from the Executive Director of “Dress for Success”, Jeri Quest. After discussing the importance of her organization in our community, the members of WLN presented “Dress for Success” with a donation of $500 and the professional attire we had collected through our clothing drive. Overall, the clothing drive was very successful and provided the organization with a variety of much needed items including suits and briefcases.

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Basket Raffle is a Huge Success!

Imagine having four children at home and expecting quads a couple weeks before Christmas…Read more

Tips from "Women in the Business World"

Ilene H. Lang, President and CEO of Catalyst, talked to the IPG Women's Leadership Network yesterday. She had some great tips for succeeding despite the extra challenges of lower pay and fewer promotions beyond middle management.


What can women do?

Combat Stereotypes

  • Don’t assume you know what someone can or can’t contribute and examine the language that is used, focus on not being gender specific.

Expand Networks

  • Develop skills
  • Find mentors, the level of mentors has proven to be more important than the gender of mentors.
  • Invite men in; mentor a man or ask a man to be your mentor.

Establish sponsors and sponsees

  • Find someone to advocate for you and vice versa
  • Sponsor people that do not necessarily have the same characteristics/ talents as you.

Establish goals and accountability

  • Walk the talk
  • Navigate unwritten rules