Welcome to the Minneapolis Chapter of WLN

The Minneapolis chapter of WLN brings together women (and occasionally men) from local IPG agencies including PR firms Weber Shandwick and Carmichael Lynch Spong; ad agencies Campbell Mithun and Carmichael Lynch; full service media agency Compass Point Media and performance-based local search agency Wahlstrom Group; NAS Recruitment Communications; and digital agency MRM Worldwide.

Events are typically held over lunch at an IPG agency. In addition to attending these events, there are two additional ways to connect with our WLN chapter:

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

  • Executive CommitteeLee Baker, SVP/Director of Connections Planning, Campbell Mithun (612.347.1883)
  • Chapter Co-ChairsTracy Kurschner, VP, Weber Shandwick (952.346.6131) and Kristine Olson, Director of Corporate Communications, Campbell Mithun (612.347.1616)
  • Event Committee Chairperson – Lindsey Rose, Senior Counselor, Carmichael Lynch Spong (612.375.8516)
  • Membership/Communication ChairpersonShelley Plumb, Programming Manager/Media Negotiator, Compass Point Media (612.347.6923)
  • Mentoring Committee ChairpersonLisa Simon, Vice President, Human Resources, Weber Shandwick (952.346.6326)

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.

Getting Women Into Boardrooms, by Law

The Female Factor
The New York Times
By NICOLA CLARK
Published: January 28, 2010

OSLO — Arni Hole remembers the shock wave that went through Norway’s business community in 2002 when the country’s trade and industry minister, Ansgar Gabrielsen, proposed a law requiring that 40 percent of all company board members be women.  More

What My Mentors Have Taught Me

Preoccupations
The New York Times
By KEECIA SCOTT
Published: January 24, 2010

A FEW years ago, I changed jobs, moving from the beverage industry to the biopharmaceutical industry. I didn’t know how to get ahead in the new environment, however, so I turned to a mentoring program. I’d recommend finding a mentor for help with your career. If you’re open to what you hear and have realistic expectations, I can’t think of a downside.  More

PR News Honors Three Weber Shandwick Employees

PR News
All-Stars Issue
Featuring the PR People & 15 to Watch Award Winners
December 7, 2009
Vol. 65
Issue 46

On December 1, 2009, PR News announced the winners of its PR People and 15-to-Watch Awards. Among the winners were three Weber Shandwick employees.
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Making Flex Time a Win-Win

The New York Times

By SYLVIA ANN HEWLETT
Published: December 12, 2009

THIS fall, I spoke at Women on Wall Street, an annual event in New York that attracts some 2,000 women, most of them executives in the financial sector. As a wrap-up to the program, the moderator threw me a softball question: What do women like me do to unwind?  More

Interpublic’s Women’s Leadership Network Hosts Event Featuring The Geek Girls

The IPG Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted a national event on December 2nd featuring guest speakers, The Geek Girls, Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork Active Media Systems and Meghan Wilker, Managing Director of Clockwork Active Media Systems. The day’s topic is Friend, Fan and Follow: Using The New Face of Networking To Build Your Personal Brand.

PDF: Press Release

Webcast: Replay

WLN Hosts Event On Using The New Face Of Networking To Build A Personal Brand

The IPG Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted a national event on December 2nd featuring guest speakers, The Geek Girls, Nancy Lyons, CEO of Clockwork Active Media Systems and Meghan Wilker, Managing Director of Clockwork Active Media Systems. The day’s topic is Friend, Fan and Follow: Using The New Face of Networking To Build Your Personal Brand.

This event was held live at at IPG’s Emerging Media Lab in Los Angeles, CA with viewings via webcast will at locations across the country and internationally, including Boston, Chicago, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Norwalk, Omaha, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, DC and London.

The Geek Girls discussed how busy women can create a personal social media strategy that really works and real-world examples of how to get value from using these tools and technologies.

PDF: Press Release

Webcast: Replay