WLN NY Hosts 'Getting To 50/50: A Conversation On What It Will Take'

The New York Chapter of the IPG Women’s Leadership (WLN NY) hosted a special event in collaboration with Changemaker Chats showcasing Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain's critically acclaimed documentary 50/50 about the 10,000-year history of women and power. This event was part of a bigger movement of thousands of organizations across the country who viewed this mold-breaking film at the same time.Read more

We have revived the Chicago Chapter!  Time for some wine and cheese!

Please join us for our Kickoff Event on May 10, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

The main purpose of our gathering is to have some time to meet each other and explore what we might like to do as the Chicago Chapter in 2017 and 2018.  Did we mention there will be wine and cheese?

You can get on our mailing list and tell us about your interest in the May 10 and/or future events here.  A few people have already raised their hand to be involved with shaping the chapter and we welcome anyone who would like to join us.  Feel free to share this page with your colleagues.  Men supportive of women in leadership are welcome!Read more

WLN Atlanta Launch Event

We launched the WLN Atlanta chapter on April 27th, 2017 with an awesome event.

We had approximately 35 people attend, including a handful of supportive male colleagues. There was great energy and enthusiasm for WLN the entire evening. By the end of the event, we had a dozen or so people raise their hands to plan our upcoming programs. We’ve also received some follow-up/thank you notes today from attendees looking to get involved.Read more

WLN Detroit Hosts Inaugural Chapter Meeting

WLN Detroit hosted their first local chapter meeting at Commonwealth.  The group of engage attendees participated in a workshop to discuss and role play common struggles women face in the workplace.

WLN Norwalk Congratulates Award-Winning Members

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

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.

Carmichael Lynch Names Julie Batliner Agency President

Carmichael Lynch named Julie Batliner President of the agency. Julie will continue in her current role as Managing Partner and President of CL’s PR firm, Carmichael Lynch Relate, and will report to recently appointed Carmichael Lynch CEO, Marcus
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R/GA Launches Chatbot to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Clockwise, top L to R: Kate Carter – Senior Copywriter; Alaina Andreozzi – Account Supervisor; Kira Doyle – Executive Producer; Bruno Luglio – Senior Art Director; Cindy Gallop; Brad Jacobson – Senior Experience Strategist Not pictured: Zack Roif – Senior Art Director Ivan Guerra – Senior Copywriter

Women, on average, are paid 79 cents to every dollar that their male co-workers make. And every Equal Pay Day — which symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year — we ask ourselves: how do you close the gender pay gap?

The answer might lie in an insightful study by the Cass Business School in London, the University of Warwick in the U.K., and the University of Wisconsin, which revealed that men were 25% more likely to receive a raise after asking.

Based on this insight, a collective of creatives from R/GA, The Muse, Ladies Get Paid, Reply.ai and PayScale teamed up to launch an innovative tool to help women close the gender pay gap by honing in on their bargaining skills with one of the world’s fiercest female leaders and equal pay advocates: Cindy Gallop.Read more

IPG Summit on Black Women in Advertising Draws Record Crowds, Trends Number 2 on Twitter

With thousands watching via Facebook Live, Twitter trending off the charts, and hundreds gathered live in New York City, THEIR TRUTH: The Summit on Black Women in Advertising, Marketing and Media was an historic event. The program, held on March 27th at The Paley Center and co-hosted by IPG and The ADVERTISING Club of New York, was the first-ever industry summit focused specifically on Black women in advertising.

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WLN Norwalk Hosts Cindy Gallop "Be the Change" Webcast

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.