WLN Talk & Yoga Session

WLN Japan hosted a Talk & Yoga session with Ms.
Namita from Nami Yoga Studio as the guest speaker to talk about the importance
of breathing and how yoga is a lifestyle followed by a 30-minute yoga session
to relieve stress.

WLN Japan Promoted #BreakThe Bais on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022

On March 8, International Women’s Day, WLN Japan hosted an online event under the 2022 IWD theme #BreakTheBias with a panel discussion on ways to eliminate bias to realize an even better workplace with panelists from Mediabrands, McCann and MRM . The key learnings were that it is most important to become aware of the "biases" that exist within the company and society, for each one of us to take small actions to break through these biases, and most importantly, to "talk" with our superiors, subordinates, and teams, and to "create an environment where we can openly talk about the biases." Over 250 members from 10 different IPG agencies including Weber Shandwick and MullenLowe and Mediabrands attended.

IPG and WLN #Choose to Challenge


This International Women’s Day, IPG’s Women's Leadership Network invited women across the network to share how they #ChoosetoChallenge gender bias to create a more equal future.

Check out #IPGChoosetoChallenge across LinkedIn to see what our network is saying. A grand total of 211 posts across 9+ countries, including 44 from IPG company accounts or C-Suite execs. Content received a whopping 103,309 video views and 9.7K engagements.

WLN Japan Celebrate International Women's Day

WLN Japan hosted an online #IWD2021 event on March 10th, inviting two ex-McCann women who had continued to pursue their profession in their respective creative fields after leaving McCann; Ms. Masako Imai, TV scenario writer, and Ms. Misaki Matsui, photographer. They each shared their experience, the challenges they faced as they pursued their profession.

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Celebrate Your Right to Vote: The Path to Women’s Equality

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote, the New York chapter of IPG's Women's Leadership Network (WLN NY) hosted a discussion with featured speakers from Google, on the importance of this milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today.

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Changing the Status Quo: Gender Bias in Media and Entertainment

Event Card with Panelist Photos and titles.

In recognition of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, 2020, the Los Angeles Chapters of MERGE and the Women’s Leadership Network hosted a panel discussion exploring representation and inclusion in the entertainment and media industries. The discussion was led by Sarah Robertson, President, Rufus. She was joined by Madeline DiNonno, Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and thought leaders from across IPG agencies, Dawn Reese, SVP Managing Director UM Studios, Stephen Macias EVP Multicultural Marketing and Communications Rogers & Cowan, Ingrid Smart, President/CEO Casanova.

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WLN Hosts "The Art of Storytelling and Brand Building"

On July 30th, IPG WLN held its first-ever virtual event “The Art of Storytelling and Brand Building” as part of the ongoing She Has A Point global initiative. Miri Rodriguez, Head of Global Internship Program at Microsoft and the author of “Brand Storytelling” presented strategies on how to best connect with audiences using empathy and intention for an emotional transfer of information.

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How Brands Can Live Out Their Values and Respond to the New Normal

Yessenia Morales, VP, Global Partnerships, Kinesso and Co-Chair, WLN NY

We live in unprecedented times. And with all that’s already happened across the globe in 2020, it’s easy to forget that we’re only halfway through the year. But one thing has remained constant and is more true today than ever: the need for advertisers to deliver actionable change.

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June 2020 Book Club

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani

The new “Lean In,” from the multi-award-winning founder and CEO of national non-profit Girls Who Code and New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani. We are raising our boys to be brave, but our girls to be perfect. And this is holding us back. (88 attendees)

Yessenia Morales on Selena’s Rezvani’s #LinkedInLIVE show Women + Work Culture

Yessenia Morales, VP, Global Partnerships, Kinesso and Co-Chair, WLN NY was featured on Selena’s Rezvani’s timely #LinkedInLIVE show, Women + Work Culture. Yessenia spoke about supporting women's leadership, engaging men in their network, and lifting up inclusion at all levels. Check it out here...