Connecticut

Laura Katen Helps Us to Unleash Our Executive Presence

May 31, 2018

Our Stamford meeting was packed as we hosted Laura Katen of Katen Consulting for May’s meeting on 5/21/18. Katen, a consultant who helps with training and communication for professionals, lead our group through a high-level overview of executive presence; what it means to have it and how we can project it in our daily interactions and careers.

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A WLN Roundtable Discussion with John Shea and Shirley Richter-Hughes

April 20, 2018

WLN hosted John Shea, President, Octagon and Shirley Richter-Hughes, Managing Director, US, FRUKT  for a roundtable discussion in the Stamford, CT office. Our WLN members came prepared to have a lively discussion on an array of topics that ranged from industry trends to creating an inclusive work environment.Read more

WLN Stamford Hosts Wellness Event with Caryn Sullivan

November 17, 2017

Over 40 women from the Women’s Leadership Network-Stamford chapter attended a wellness event and workshop November 16th featuring healthy lifestyle writer and motivational speaker, Caryn Sullivan, from Pretty Wellness, a company that aims to inspire people to take small steps toward better health. Read more

Creatives are Lazy and Account People Don’t Do Anything (and other misconceptions)

June 1, 2017

The May installment of WLN CT: Creatives are Lazy and Account People Don’t Do Anything (and other misconceptions) was hosted by Advantage featuring Advantage SVP and Executive Creative Director, Jaime Cabrera, sharing his professional experiences and discussing how the two groups can work together to create the best solutions for clients.  Read more

WLN Norwalk Congratulates Award-Winning Members

April 14, 2017

Congratulations to WLN Norwalk member Meredith Kinsman!  Octagon’s Digital Strategy Group Director was named to Cynopsis Media’s ‘Top Women in Digital’ list. The list honors the boldest and most creative marketers across digital content, marketing, advertising, online and social media. And Meredith is just that. She works alongside the agency’s brand clients to create digital strategies from program ideation, to planning and flawless execution.  A big congrats is also in order for chapter member Victoria Baldwin, named to the Rising 25 Class of 2017 by Front Office Sports.

Telling Better Stories Through Video

April 14, 2017

WLN Norwalk chapter member, Melissa Johnson, draws from traditional journalism and applies that thinking to her role as a content creator and producer.  Check out Melissa’s 5 techniques to tell better stories in video that will resonate, connect, inspire and incite action.

WLN Norwalk Hosts Cindy Gallop “Be the Change” Webcast

March 9, 2017

The WLN Norwalk chapter members gathered locally and in New York to participate in Cindy Gallop’s “Be The Change” talk.  Following the talk, chapter members have continued to share their reactions and experiences with another.

WLN Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 16, 2016

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The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Connecticut Chapter held its December meeting which focused on giving back to the community during the holiday season.

A team of 30 collected and packaged personal care products and delivered them to the Homes with Hope organization. Homes with Hope is a non-profit that helps over 95 people, including children, through emergency shelters and supportive apartments to live independent and self-sufficient lives.

“Next in Line”

March 4, 2016

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On Thursday, February 25, Advantage hosted the Connecticut Chapter of the Women’s Leadership Network for a panel discussion entitled “Next in Line”. The event brought together VP-level female executives from  Octagon and Advantage.Read more

Feminism: Don’t be a [MAN] Hater

March 18, 2015

This month’s WLN CT chapter met to discuss a wide variety of topics all relating back to feminism and why the word has been so negatively perceived lately. The presentation was inspired by International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, and the marketing campaigns that surrounded it, including Not-There; No Ceilings; HeForShe.Read more