What I Learned at ColorComm 2018

Early on in my career, I looked around and noticed that I was often the only one in the room – the only person of color, the only person to represent a different and diverse point of view, and in many cases, the only woman. Year after year, I committed to surrounding myself with the best minds in the business that I could learn and grow from. I found wonderful sponsors and mentors who helped me grow, brought my credentials into rooms where I didn’t have a seat, and pushed for my raises and promotions. But yet, as a junior account person, I found it nearly impossible to find sponsors and mentors who looked like me, and who were at the senior level that I was striving to reach.
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WLN Singapore Partnered With SheSays and See It Be It For An Evening of Cannes Insights

The WLN Singapore chapter hosted a summer event on July 19th titled, 'Women Cannes' Lah!,' a play on words building on a popular Singaporean expression "Can-lah" which means "yes, absolutely." The event was in partnership with SheSays Singapore, a wider industry group for women in the creative industries, and 'See It Be It', the Cannes Lions program launched as a response to the gender imbalance in our industry.Read more

Carmichael Lynch Names Julie Batliner Agency President

Carmichael Lynch named Julie Batliner President of the agency. Julie will continue in her current role as Managing Partner and President of CL’s PR firm, Carmichael Lynch Relate, and will report to recently appointed Carmichael Lynch CEO, Marcus
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R/GA Launches Chatbot to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Clockwise, top L to R: Kate Carter – Senior Copywriter; Alaina Andreozzi – Account Supervisor; Kira Doyle – Executive Producer; Bruno Luglio – Senior Art Director; Cindy Gallop; Brad Jacobson – Senior Experience Strategist Not pictured: Zack Roif – Senior Art Director Ivan Guerra – Senior Copywriter

Women, on average, are paid 79 cents to every dollar that their male co-workers make. And every Equal Pay Day — which symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year — we ask ourselves: how do you close the gender pay gap?

The answer might lie in an insightful study by the Cass Business School in London, the University of Warwick in the U.K., and the University of Wisconsin, which revealed that men were 25% more likely to receive a raise after asking.

Based on this insight, a collective of creatives from R/GA, The Muse, Ladies Get Paid, Reply.ai and PayScale teamed up to launch an innovative tool to help women close the gender pay gap by honing in on their bargaining skills with one of the world’s fiercest female leaders and equal pay advocates: Cindy Gallop.Read more

IPG Summit on Black Women in Advertising Draws Record Crowds, Trends Number 2 on Twitter

With thousands watching via Facebook Live, Twitter trending off the charts, and hundreds gathered live in New York City, THEIR TRUTH: The Summit on Black Women in Advertising, Marketing and Media was an historic event. The program, held on March 27th at The Paley Center and co-hosted by IPG and The ADVERTISING Club of New York, was the first-ever industry summit focused specifically on Black women in advertising.

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Cindy Gallop Headlines WLN Event

Cindy Gallop slide "If nobody speaks up, nothing changes."IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network hosted a launch event under the group’s newly named executive board and National Chair Darla Price, on March 9, live in New York, with webcasts at 25 locations in the U.S. and U.K. Cindy Gallop, one of the most outspoken advocates for diversity in business, tech and advertising, headlined the event.

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Amy Armstrong Named Initiative US CEO

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Initiative, a communications agency within the IPG Mediabrands network, announced a newly reorganized U.S. executive management team for 2017.Read more


The IPG Women’s Breakfast CES 2017: Innovators at the Intersection of Marketing Technology

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This year R/GA and IPG launched the inaugural Marketing Tech Studio, an accelerator program seeking the next great marketing tech start-ups. As part of this program, the IPG Women’s Breakfast at CES 2017 featured innovators from new ventures, established technology companies and forward-leaning marketers as they explore the intersection of messaging, AI, bots and machine learning.Read more

Hill Holliday Names a New President and Its First Chief Operating Officer

Hill Holliday has shored up its leadership team by promoting Chris Wallrapp and Leslee Kiley to president and chief operating officer, respectively. CEO and chairman Karen Kaplan announced the moves this morning.Read more


Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer at FCB, Selected for a New York Women in Communications Matrix Award

Susan Credle has been selected for a Matrix Award for her impact on the advertising industry and her outspoken commitment to making a difference for women in communications.Read more