Press Release


Interpublic's Women's Leadership Network Hosts Event Featuring Catalyst's Ilene H. Lang

December 7, 2010 at 11:58 AM EST
Lang Will Focus on the Current Role of Women in the Business World


NEW YORK, Dec 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Women in the Business World:How Far Have We Really Come and What Can We Do About It? is the topic that will be explored at the IPG (NYSE: IPG) Women's Leadership Network (WLN) national event on December 8. Guest speaker, Ilene H. Lang, President and CEO of Catalyst, the nation's leading organization working to expand opportunities for women and business, will share her expertise and insights with hundreds of IPG employees at a live event in New York and via webcast at 18 locations around the country.

"Ilene is the foremost authority on women in the business world and we are thrilled that she will be sharing her insights with IPG's Women's Leadership Network," commented Ranny Cooper, WLN Co-Chair and President, Public Affairs, Weber Shandwick. WLN Co-Chair and President and COO of Gotham Inc., Sheri Baron added, "the WLN focuses on advancing the role of women at IPG and this discussion has many important implications for our constituents."

The IPG Women's Leadership Network is an IPG-wide program which promotes the advancement, retention and recruitment of women. Launched in 2006, the WLN seeks to help position IPG agencies as employers of choice and as catalysts of change in the communications industry. The WLN's programs include mentoring as well as hosting national events and networking opportunities throughout the year. To find out more about the group or how to get involved, please visit

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. With offices in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and more than 400 preeminent corporations as members, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote women's advancement with the Catalyst Award.

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, Magna, McCann Erickson, Momentum, MRM Worldwide, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell-Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe & Partners Company; Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Interpublic

Linda Kingman, 312-286-1185
Executive Vice President