#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

Stop Over-Apologizing and Other Tips to Become a Stronger Leader

Earlier this year we launched the St. Louis chapter of the IPG Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), which brings together the three St. Louis-based IPG agencies — Weber Shandwick St. Louis, New Honor Society, and Momentum St. Louis — to promote and redefine female leadership in our agencies and in our region.Read more


What Do Women Want?

On 1/31, armed with prosecco and homemade fudge (thanks, Lisa!), the Stamford WLN Chapter gathered with the purpose of finding out what our members would consider engaging content for the 2019 calendar year.Read more

WLN Japan Hosts Confidence Building Workshop by Culture Committee x Lean In Tokyo

The Confidence Building Workshop hosted by the Culture Committee in partnership with Lean In Tokyo was held on October 30, Friday. Over 30 members participated. The workshop was designed to enable participants to discover what makes their heart throb, become stronger and realize that it has nothing to do with the evaluation of others nor what they thought they were good at. Read more

WLN Japan Career Committee Hosted Mentoring Program Kick-Off Event

The first WLN Japan Mentoring Pilot Program Kickoff/Matching Session hosted by the Career Committee was held on Wednesday, October 24, from 9:30-11:00 at McCann Worldgroup Japan with 15+ mentors and mentees.Read more

Lisa Murray Appointed National Chair of IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network

Darla Price to Become Chair Emeritus

IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) announced the appointment of Lisa Murray as its new National Chair. Lisa succeeds Darla Price, who will become Chair Emeritus and serve in an advisory role to the organization.

Lisa Murray is EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Octagon Sports and Entertainment Network, overseeing marketing and communications for Octagon agency brands worldwide. Since 2016, Lisa has been the Local Chapter Lead responsible for the 12 WLN chapters across the U.S. Under her guidance, local chapters successfully hosted over 30 events on topics including mentoring, personal branding, negotiation skills and effective communication in the workplace.Read more