IPG Hosts Women’s Leadership Network Asia Breakfast

Sharul Channa, female comedian, red dress kicking off the WLN Breakfast.

On September 26, 2019, IPG hosted the first-ever IPG Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Breakfast held in Asia Pacific titled “The Silk Prologue.” The title represents the program’s focus on intersectionality as a series of various strands, coming together to form, in this instance, a silk thread. The program included a comedic performance and panel discussions on gendered creativity, gender inequality, female leadership and the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion as a business case.

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Leading From Within: Perspectives from the Top

On Monday, June 10, WLN hosted its second event in its Leading from Within series “Perspectives From the Top” at McCann’s headquarters in NYC. The event began with a candid conversation between MRM//McCann Global CEO Kate MacNevin and Casanova//McCann CEO Ingrid Otero-Smart on turning points in their careers, advice to their younger self, and the importance of having confidence in the workplace and enjoying what you do. The two also discussed the responsibility of women supporting women in order to pave the wave for the next generation of women leaders.Read more

One Man’s Reflection on WLN, “Leading from Within” Speaker Series, and #HaveHerBack

I had the opportunity to attend WLN’s first event in the “Leading from Within” speaker series. Gathering in what was formerly known as Chicago’s John Hancock building, IPG employees from a variety of agencies listened to Golin’s Chief Creative Officer Caroline Dettman speak about #HaveHerBack, an initiative she founded to combat the ad industry’s suppression of female creatives and to propel their careers forward.Read more


WLN Speaker Series: Leading from Within Hosts #HaveHerBack with Caroline Dettman

On Tuesday, February 26th, IPG’s Women's Leadership Network (WLN) launched the first event in a year-long speaker series “Leading from Within” speaker series. Caroline Dettman, Chief Creative Officer, Golin, gave a powerful presentation on Golin’s Have Her Back initiative followed by a stimulating Q&A live in Chicago and webcast nationally across the IPG network.Read more

Lisa Murray Appointed National Chair of IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network

Darla Price to Become Chair Emeritus

IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) announced the appointment of Lisa Murray as its new National Chair. Lisa succeeds Darla Price, who will become Chair Emeritus and serve in an advisory role to the organization.

Lisa Murray is EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Octagon Sports and Entertainment Network, overseeing marketing and communications for Octagon agency brands worldwide. Since 2016, Lisa has been the Local Chapter Lead responsible for the 12 WLN chapters across the U.S. Under her guidance, local chapters successfully hosted over 30 events on topics including mentoring, personal branding, negotiation skills and effective communication in the workplace.Read more

Crying at the 3% Conference

I’m the type of person who cries at movies. Partly it’s because I love the catharsis of a good sob – who doesn’t need a good cry every now and again? But beyond that, I believe that both in life and in work, the stories that give us that tear-welling, choked-up feeling do so because they tap into something deeply human, emotionally relatable, or profoundly true.Read more


#WLNVotes

Election Day is drawing near. Women are running for office in record numbers and have won more primaries than ever before, but we heard less than 30% of young women definitely plan to vote November 6th.

The Women’s Leadership Network aims to be a force for gender equality for the women of IPG, so to empower women (and men) to have their voices heard, we’re encouraging everyone to get out and vote!Read more