Comfort + Tension: Heidi Singleton, President & CCO, New Honor Society

I’m most proud of defying norms by becoming a female/creative/agency President/servicing multiple global clients/ while raising two awesome kids.Read more


“Careers and Courage”

On Wednesday, April 17th, Atlanta’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) hosted  “Careers and Courage.” The event featured a panel discussion curated by Octagon Global CMO, Lisa Murray with fearless women who have paved the way for change in the workplace. These women shared stories about what gave them the bravery to take big risks in their careers and what helped build their courage around their personal brand.Read more

Bringing WLN to the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love

For its first event as a part of the Women’s Leadership Network, Tierney hosted multiple activities within its offices for International Women’s Day.Read more

Parenting and PR-ing, can you do both?

It’s a bit expected that I’d write this piece, seeing as it’s been just three months since I’ve returned to the trenches from maternity leave, but here we go…

So, parenting and PR-ing, can you do both? The answer is yes, but the follow-up questions are as follows: Do you want to? If so, can you do both and not lose yourself, your relationships, your sanity, your sleep, and your passion for the job?Read more


Octagon Hosts Balance for Better Panel

In keeping with this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Balance for Better, Octagon hosted a panel gathering women (and a guy!) at the forefront of their industries to examine the impact of women’s representation in sports and entertainment.Read more

#Balanceforbetter for International Women’s Day

The DC Chapter of IPG’s WLN sponsored an engaging discussion around #Balanceforbetter for International Women’s Day. Katie Krum, Weber Shandwick’s Regional Digital Lead moderated the conversation with executives from Huge, KRC, Octagon and Weber Shandwick. The panelists shared their past experiences, visions for future workplace balance and their career advice.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 Japan International Women’s Day Events

On March 5th, WLN Japan hosted an International Women's Day Breakfast session. Over 130 staff attended across IPG agencies, with some selected clients and press. The purpose of the session was to update/reinforce awareness amongst our staff of our IPG WLN Japan activities, and secondly (but not to the least) to publicly announce the launch of our “TRUTH ABOUT GENDER IN JAPAN - Women and Men at Work” studies supported by WLN, which was amazingly conducted and lead by McCann Tokyo’s planning director Jun Matsumoto-san and the team consisting of members with diverse background incl a senior male planner from McCann Health.Read more

WLN Singapore Celebrates International Women's Day

Our Singapore #IWD2019 celebrations explored how we can #BalanceforBetter, whether at work, at home or just by being our authentic selves.

The event featured a mindfulness coach, who led participants through an exercise to demonstrate the power of mindfulness in enabling us to balance better.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