Be the Ally

IPG Women’s Leadership Network, in collaboration with Facebook, hosted an event titled, “Be the Ally.” The audience included over 80 people from across 18 IPG companies. The event was a mixture of activities designed to make us think about the impact and related responsibility of our behaviors and communication styles.Read more

WLN St. Louis Hosts Inaugural Event

We hosted our first St. Louis Women’s Leadership Network event with Weber Shandwick, New Honor Society and Momentum Worldwide. Wealth Management Advisor Natalea Simmons led our group in a discussion on financial literacy and finding your financial voice.Read more

WLN Sydney Hosts Work-Life Balance event

On May 15th, the IPG Women’s Leadership Network in Sydney collaborated with Spotify to host an event focused on work-life balance featuring women from different industries discussing how they balance their work and personal life while excelling in their careers and personal goals. More than 80 guests from across 21 IPG agencies attended the event, which took place at Spotify's impressive office overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Read more

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