Philadelphia Chapter Hosts Inaugural Event with Panel of Top Industry Leaders

The Philadelphia chapter of WLN launched earlier this year and we were excited to hold our first-ever event in the region.

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An Inclusive Workplace: It Takes a Village

On October 23, 2019 in Stamford’s picturesque Harbor Point, more than 60 diverse professionals from across the area gathered at Octagon headquarters to dissect best practices surrounding workplace inclusivity.

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IPG Hosts Women’s Leadership Network Asia Breakfast

Sharul Channa, female comedian, red dress kicking off the WLN Breakfast.

On September 26, 2019, IPG hosted the first-ever IPG Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Breakfast held in Asia Pacific titled “The Silk Prologue.” The title represents the program’s focus on intersectionality as a series of various strands, coming together to form, in this instance, a silk thread. The program included a comedic performance and panel discussions on gendered creativity, gender inequality, female leadership and the importance of fostering diversity and inclusion as a business case.

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Female Founders Panel: Advice and Inspiration

On Monday, September 23rd, the WLN Boston chapter hosted “Female Founders Panel: Advice and Inspiration” at Hill Holliday. The event featured three inspiring Boston-based female founders - Farrah Belizaire of LiteWork Events, Jess Fracalossi of The Handle Bar, and Cayla Marvil of Lamplighter Brewing Co. - and was moderated by our very own co-chair Meghan Dillon.

Topics included the founders’ entrepreneurial journeys and how they built a business from the ground up, how they’ve conquered roadblocks as female-founded businesses, and how they maintain the strength of their businesses. About 60 people from Weber Shandwick, Mullen, and Hill Holliday attended, and guests were given the opportunity to network before and after the panel, while enjoying some beverages and post-work bites!

Women Leading IPG Forward

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.

 

 

Work that Champions Inclusivity

Initiative APAC Chief Strategy Officer Matt Scotton and Regional Strategic Planning Director Jasmine Wong were our special guest speakers for the Women Leadership Network post-Cannes event, “Work that Champions Inclusivity.” During the session, our 30 attendees were taken through a presentation of the best campaigns from 2019 Cannes Festival of Creativity that showcased a key emerging theme of advocating and supporting diversity and inclusivity.

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WLN Breakfast Talk with Deidre Smalls-Landau

In June 2019, the WLN Singapore chapter arranged for UM Global Chief Cross-Cultural Officer and CMO, Deidre Smalls-Landau, to host a breakfast talk event to inspire attendees with her own personal story.

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Leading From Within: Perspectives from the Top

On Monday, June 10, WLN hosted its second event in its Leading from Within series “Perspectives From the Top” at McCann’s headquarters in NYC. The event began with a candid conversation between MRM//McCann Global CEO Kate MacNevin and Casanova//McCann CEO Ingrid Otero-Smart on turning points in their careers, advice to their younger self, and the importance of having confidence in the workplace and enjoying what you do. The two also discussed the responsibility of women supporting women in order to pave the wave for the next generation of women leaders.Read more

Boston Chapter Hosts Professional Headshots and Lunch and Learn

The Boston chapter held a professional headshot day that was a huge success! We had 2 photographers working 10-minute timeslots and had one WLN member with each woman being photographed to help fix any pesky flyaway hairs, ensure outfits were behaving and generally make sure everyone was feeling confident and beautiful.Read more

WLN DC Hosts Inaugural Book Club

WLN DC hosted an enjoyable evening at the Octagon McLean office where they held their first Washington DC WLN Chapter book club event.  The first book was The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. While the book received mixed reviews, all wanted to learn more about the amazing story of Hedy Lamarr.