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Changing the Status Quo: Gender Bias in Media and Entertainment

August 26, 2020

Event Card with Panelist Photos and titles.

In recognition of Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, 2020, the Los Angeles Chapters of MERGE and the Women’s Leadership Network hosted a panel discussion exploring representation and inclusion in the entertainment and media industries. The discussion was led by Sarah Robertson, President, Rufus. She was joined by Madeline DiNonno, Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and thought leaders from across IPG agencies, Dawn Reese, SVP Managing Director UM Studios, Stephen Macias EVP Multicultural Marketing and Communications Rogers & Cowan, Ingrid Smart, President/CEO Casanova.

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Women Leading IPG Forward

August 22, 2019

On August 22nd, the Women’s Leadership Network in Los Angeles hosted “Leading IPG Forward.” The event featured a panel discussion moderated by President of Rogers & Cowan/PMK-BNC and LA WLN Chair, Shirley Hughes along with guest speakers from Rogers & Cowan, Rufus, and UM. The panel of powerful women discussed their journeys, stories, and experiences as women in their careers, their personal lives, and the work they do for their clients. More than 60 guests attended across six different agencies who had the opportunity to ask questions and hear advice on best practices and moving their careers forward.



Mentorship “Champion” Circles

August 4, 2017

The Los Angeles chapter of IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is proud to share the success of its Mentorship “Champion” Circles, which began in 2015 and is currently in its third cycle of the program. The circles are a group mentoring format and run for six months with monthly in-person meetings. They have over 100 participants and are led by mentors who are senior leaders from various LA-based IPG agencies, including Deutsch, Initiative, Golin-Harris, UM, PMK:BNC, Orion, Weber-Shandwick, Mullen Lowe, RG/A, Frukt, Rapport, and Rogers & Cowan. They are designed to support IPG’s objective of supporting a mentorship culture throughout all its agencies and to advocate IPG women in career-building, leadership and management skills training, work:life balance, and agency collaboration opportunities.Read more

It Takes a Village

July 19, 2017

Women’s Leadership Network-Los Angeles chapter attended the July 19th “It Takes a Village” event hosted by Momentum and featuring WLN-LA member, Rebecca Waits on the panel.

Lead speaker was author, Lisen Stromberg, COO of The 3% Conference, who spoke about her book “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career.”

WLN LA Hosts Mentoring Mixer

June 8, 2016


The Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) wrapped up their 2015 year-long Mentorship Circle program with a Mentoring Mixer on May 24th. This was an opportunity for participants to meet mentors and mentees from other circles and to recruit mentees for the 2016 circles. The evening included a panel discussion made of up mentors and mentees, a clothing drive for Dress For Success, and a recruitment plug for the next Mentorship Circle session. The evening began with an introduction to WLN LA Chapter and closed with networking amongst agency peers. 55 women from across the Los Angeles IPG agency network attended.

Join the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s Leadership Network for an evening with Dress For Success!

March 18, 2015

The evening will feature special guest speakers: Jenny Wu, fashion blogger of “Good, Bad, and Fab,” current contestant on “The Amazing Race,” and Reena De Asis, the West Coast Director of “Dress for Success,” a non-profit organization promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women.  RSVP here.


Work Life Balance: Sunset Yoga event

October 16, 2012

On October 3, 2012, the WLN LA Chapter came together for a Work-Life Balance: Sunset Yoga class.

Over 20 employees attended the class which was led by Mika Sutch who is a National Account Manager at The Washington Post Digital and teaches Yoga and Pilates in her free time.  The class was held outside at Los Angeles County Museum of Art Park.  After the class finished, cheese and wine was served while attendees networked.  It was a great event and we are planning on hosting similar events in the future.

WLN Sunset Yoga Event, October 3rd

September 25, 2012

The LA chapter of the Women’s Leadership Network invites you to attend “Sunset Yoga”.

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

LACMA, in front of the Page Building
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

To RSVP, click here.


Hello WLN Ambassadors!

August 14, 2012

Please join us on August 29th at 12 noon at IW Group to conduct a WLN brainstorm for events for the second half of 2012. We want for all of you to meet each other and celebrate what a great job you’ve done in spreading the word to your fellow colleagues about all of our events.

The agenda for this will come the week prior to the event. Be sure to come with ideas.  If you have any questions, please contact Dayana Falcon at Dayana.Falcon@us.initiative.com.

See you all on the 29th of this month!

WLN Chairs

Work-Life Balance: Reality or Myth? Webcast in LA

August 14, 2012

The most recent WLN National event, Work-Life Balance: Reality or Myth?, was webcast in Los Angeles at Initiative. The topic of flexible work schedules brought together both women and men in LA from many IPG agencies. Employee retention was a hot topic at Cannes this year and this event was timely and provided a deeper look into a growing trend.Read more

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