Dr Kiran Bedi and Leena Nair launch IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network in India

IPG officially launched Equal and Opposite, the WLN chapter in India, at the hands of Dr Kiran Bedi, retired supercop, one of the most successful women in India and a household name known for her social activism,  Leena Nair, Executive Director HRD of Hindustan Unilever Ltd and the first women on the board of HUL, and Lynn de Souza, Chairman and CEO of Lintas Media Group and Chairman of WLN – India. Some of the press coverage and pictures from Impact are attached, video links of coverage on CNBC, Zee Business and TV 9 will be uploaded on the website in a couple of days.


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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

IPG WLN Shanghai Chapter

In keeping with the mission of the WLN, the Shanghai chapter is committed to the recruitment, retention and promotion of women at IPG agencies in China.

The Shanghai Chapter was officially launched in March 2009 and was the first WLN chapter outside of the U.S. The Chapter has an executive committee of 16 members.  In under a year, its enrollment has reached 100 from different IPG agencies in Shanghai.

Please stay tuned for our next event.

Washington, D.C., WLN Chapter

The Washington, D.C., WLN Chapter provides mentoring, networking opportunities and guidance for successful career pathing for women within the IPG network.Read more

Omaha WLN

The Omaha Chapter actively participates in the WLN by providing various opportunities for our members to socialize and network.  “Lunch and Learns” feature speakers on topics that help us to improve our performance at work and our lives at home.  Social events such as bowling, creative pottery, wine and cheese tasting, etc. allow us to enjoy the company of our fellow Chapter Members in and out of the office.

The Omaha Chapter has a love for philanthropy, especially those areas where women and children need assistance. We have participated in a women’s build for Habitat for Humanity, clothing drives specific to women’s work attire, back to school supply drives, and many other events. We strive to make a difference not only in the work place but within the community, by improving the lives of women from many different walks of life.

WLN New York

The Women’s Leadership Network of NY provides an empowering vehicle for female professionals to enrich their careers and strengthen relationships through stimulating expert leadership panels, interactive professional development workshops, inspiring mentor partnerships, unique community connections and dynamic social gatherings.Read more

Hello Los Angeles!

WLN Los Angeles has brought women from various IPG agencies together to help build collaboration, promote visibility and provide career guidance – all in a creative and fun environment.  Past signature events include our “Women, Wine, and Leadership” networking event featuring guest speaker Graciela Meibar, Vice President Global Sales Training and Global Diversity of Mattel Inc.  Personal stories, many not often heard, were shared by local IPG women leaders at the “How Did She Do It?! Success, Sanity and Life Balance” session.  Women who attended our holiday networking event not only received many tips from Jayme Barrett, Feng Shui expert and best-selling author of “Feng Shui Your Life,” but also learned the art of sushi making hands-on during an interactive class with Sushi Girl.

Our most recent event was a huge success, WLN LA’s first annual client leadership roundtable brought together a panel of top women executives from different fields to share their personal perspectives and experiences in a stimulating discussion.

For additional information on our chapter and its activities, please contact:

We look forward to building and strengthening our chapter together with you!

Chicago WLN

Chicago WLN focuses on leading the future of local women by connecting, supporting and strengthening members so they are highly valued within the IPG network and in their professional arenas.Read more

Boston WLN

Boston WLN focuses on encouraging and mentoring all women no matter what their level by offering opportunities to meet and network with others in the IPG Boston family.

Boston WLN has held a number of events connecting women in the various agencies to each other and hosting events that speak to work/life balance, what are the next right steps in each individual’s career and providing opportunities to learn from one another.

Boston WLN will be hosting networking events and hope to continue to help women in the Boston area reach their career goals.

WLN NY Raises over $6,000 for the 2009 Komen New York City Race for the Cure®

Members of the IPG Women’s Leadership Network and Friends team

On Sunday, September 13th, the New York Chapter of the WLN participated in the 2009 Komen New York City Race for the Cure® in Central Park, raising over $6,000 in donations.  The money raised will assist  the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in funding vital breast health education, outreach, screening and treatment programs.Read more