Work-Life Balance: What Does it Mean to “Have it All”

On Tuesday, December 16th the WLN Boston Chapter hosted a Networking and Panel Discussion event on work-life balance at Weber Shandwick. The event featured speakers Micho Spring (Weber Shandwick) who served as moderator for the panel, Bianca Garcia (Genuine Interactive), Maris Snell (Genuine Interactive), Cara Fearing (Hill Holliday), Sharon Crichton (Jack Morton) and Emily Mahlman (Mullen).Read more

Unleashing Your Personal Brand

The Boston chapter of the WLN held an engaging session on Wednesday, May 7th at Jack Morton Worldwide.

Robin Martin, the Principal of Thrive Coaching & Consulting Group with more than 20 years of experience working with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, lead this interactive, thought-provoking discussion based on a proven personal branding system called EMERGE©.  The journey included learning critical steps to help build your personal brand, with a practical framework to help you live the brand you want to be.

Personal Branding is both an art and a science and this session helped participants begin to answer questions such as:

  1. Have you thought about the emotion that you evoke in others?
  2. Is it what you hope or would like it to be?
  3. What is your tag line?
  4. Can you create an experience that is congruent with what you are hoping for?

Importance of Networking

On Monday, November 18, 2013, the Women’s Leadership Network in Boston hosted an evening program to promote networking across the IPG agencies.  This recruitment program introduced IPG female employees to the WLN and encouraged the importance of inter-company collaboration. The event was hosted by Karen Kaplan, CEO of Hill Holliday.

This event aimed to build stronger inter-company networks through connections within the industry, provide opportunities to network with agency executives, encourage enthusiastic and committed participation from a range of agencies, and increase IPG brand awareness through all agencies.  Approximately 90 IPG and agency employees from the Boston area participated in the program.

Women and Financial Empowerment

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Boston chapter of the Women’s Leadership Network hosted a program on financial empowerment at Hill Holliday.  The session included in depth information on financial planning, empowerment and estate planning for women in our  industry.

Speakers Kathy Mealey, Financial Investment Advisor, Cabot Money Management, and Jessica Wistran, Attorney, Glovsky & Glovsky LLC, addressed over 40 IPG and agency employees from the Boston area.

Selena Rezvani Shares Her Expertise with the WLN in Boston

WLN’s Boston Chapter hosted Selena Rezvani for an event on Wednesday, June 27th at the offices of Hill Holliday. Rezvani, a popular Washington Post columnist and noted leadership consultant, shared her expertise on the art of negotiation and ways women can promote themselves effectively through self-advocacy.
 
The event included a presentation by Rezvani on how to promote yourself effectively, leverage your skills, and fast track your career through self-advocacy. The presentation included a breakout workshop, and was followed by a lively Q&A session and a drawing to win a copy of Rezvani’s new book, Pushback, How Smart Women Ask and Stand Up for What They Want. This event is a part of a larger series of events geared towards helping women make smarter decisions in the workplace and achieve greater career success.
 
The June 27th event drew a crowd of more than 30 advertising and marketing professionals from the Boston area interested in learning how to best navigate the career opportunities available to them. 
 
For additional information on Selena Rezvani, visit: www.SelenaRezvani.com.

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

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

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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.

American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk - Together We Can Stop Diabetes

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On Saturday, October 23, the Boston Chapter of the WLN participated in the 2010 American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk.  It was a beautiful day, high energy with thousands of people, adults, kids and even pets, all joined to help stop diabetes.

We built a team and created ways to raise money and to participate.  We got local vendors, media partners and clients to donate items for a raffle and held two raffles leading up to the walk.  FYI, raffles are a money maker and give folks a way to participate if they can’t walk.  We also held a T-shirt design contest among the agencies and the winning design would represent our team.  It is amazing what a strong, smart group of women can accomplish given the opportunity. We exceeded our goal and the ADA exceeded theirs.  All and all it was a lot of fun!  A great way to end a Saturday!

Put the donut down. Back away slowly, and hope they don’t notice your jiggly swagger

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Agency life is tough.  Long hours, frequent travel, and an overabundance of food.  We often wind up taking better care of our clients than we do of ourselves.  To battle the jiggle, our Interpublic Group’s Women’s Leadership Network hosted an event at Mullen that attracted 45 powerful agency women, keen to learn how to juggle an intense career with health and wellness. Read more