Philadelphia Chapter Hosts Inaugural Event with Panel of Top Industry Leaders

The Philadelphia chapter of WLN launched earlier this year and we were excited to hold our first-ever event in the region.

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Female Founders Panel: Advice and Inspiration

On Monday, September 23rd, the WLN Boston chapter hosted “Female Founders Panel: Advice and Inspiration” at Hill Holliday. The event featured three inspiring Boston-based female founders - Farrah Belizaire of LiteWork Events, Jess Fracalossi of The Handle Bar, and Cayla Marvil of Lamplighter Brewing Co. - and was moderated by our very own co-chair Meghan Dillon.

Topics included the founders’ entrepreneurial journeys and how they built a business from the ground up, how they’ve conquered roadblocks as female-founded businesses, and how they maintain the strength of their businesses. About 60 people from Weber Shandwick, Mullen, and Hill Holliday attended, and guests were given the opportunity to network before and after the panel, while enjoying some beverages and post-work bites!

Women Leading IPG Forward

On August 22nd, the Women’s Leadership Network in Los Angeles hosted “Leading IPG Forward.” The event featured a panel discussion moderated by President of Rogers & Cowan/PMK-BNC and LA WLN Chair, Shirley Hughes along with guest speakers from Rogers & Cowan, Rufus, and UM. The panel of powerful women discussed their journeys, stories, and experiences as women in their careers, their personal lives, and the work they do for their clients. More than 60 guests attended across six different agencies who had the opportunity to ask questions and hear advice on best practices and moving their careers forward.

 

 

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

WLN Sydney Hosts Work-Life Balance event

On May 15th, the IPG Women’s Leadership Network in Sydney collaborated with Spotify to host an event focused on work-life balance featuring women from different industries discussing how they balance their work and personal life while excelling in their careers and personal goals. More than 80 guests from across 21 IPG agencies attended the event, which took place at Spotify's impressive office overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour. 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