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The WNG is a membership organization of professionals dedicated to helping our WNG Members advance their business and professionals objectives by convening networking events and educational forums. Diversity is our strength. We organize our activities across six roundtables: International, CommunicationsGovernment, Technology, Entrepreneur and Career Development; and three forums: Chairman's Forum, Emerging Leaders Forum and our Women's Leadership Forum. Membership is by application: Apply online.

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Latest News:

Video now plays a dominant role in the content marketing arena. So says the second edition of the research report, "But Mom Told Me Never to Brag: Raising Your Reputation with Thought Leadership," by WNG member Ed Barks. "With so much online content moving to video, it is time to recognize its importance alongside the other big three­ - speaking, writing, and research," Barks said upon the report's publication. The report is available at Barks Thought Leadership.

Nancy Mitchell, owner of the firm The Etiquette Advocate, and her new book, Etiquette Rules! A Field Guide to Modern Manners, have been selected for inclusion in the National Press Club Book Fair and Authors Night that will take place at the Press Club on Friday, November 10. The event is open to the public...

Marcelle Yeager, CEO of Serving Talent, will present on "Recruiting Diversity: Women and Military" at RecruitDC's Fall 2017 conference on December 7 in Bethesda, Maryland. Earlier this year, Marcelle co-moderated a brainstorming session on "Networking to Advance Your Career" convened by our WNG Career Development Rountable.


New & Renewing WNG Members

We welcome the following WNG Members!

• John Kneiss - Energy Policy Consultant
• Kathie Bolognese - US National Committee for UN Women
    Communications Consultant
• Andrea Charters - Attorney at Law
• Cynthia (Cindy) Hoffman - YWCA USA
    Vice President of Marketing and Communications (new)
• Kathy DeBoe - DeBoe Consulting & Associates
• Jennifer Mandelblatt - Platform
    Co-Founder & Managing Director
    (WNG Emerging Leaders Forum steering committee)
• Lincoln Smith - Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
    Congressional Liaison
• Rebecca Callahan - Dnutch Associates, Inc
    Strategic Communications Lead
• Joan Fuchsman - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    Marketing Associate
• Scott Shaffer - Covington & Burling LLP
    Manager of Financial Systems
• Kent Gring - Project Management for Change
    Director Global Operations
• Javiera Gallardo - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    (WNG International Roundtable steering committee)
• Eric Roy - Hydroviv LLC
    President & Founder
• Brian Dougherty - CQ Roll Call - The Economist Group
    Client Director
• Diane Fraser - Hoos for Change
    Executive Director (new)
• Lynne Revo-Cohen - NewPoint Strategies
    Owner, Founding Partner (new)

See WNG Membership List


WNG Job Announcements

See our WNG Job Announcements site - Highlights include:

Strategic Communications Consultant
     Ocean Foundation
Developer- iDeas Lab, External Relations
     Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Manager, Media Communications
Senior Systems Analyst - HRIS
     Covington & Burling LLP
Director of Communications
     District of Columbia Public Library
Assistant Finance Manager
     Covington & Burling LLP
Vice President for Global Programs
Sr. Manager, Internal Communications & Engagement
     2U, Inc
Chief Operating Officer
     American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
Public Relations Manager
     PR Talent
Senior Public Relations Manager
     PR Talent

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Strategies for Extraordinary PR
on an Ordinary Budget

WNG Communications Roundtable

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Carr Workplaces
Washington, D.C.

Please join the WNG Communications Roundtable when we meet with Jennifer Farmer, PR Expert and Author of "Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget." Welcoming remarks will be offered by Meghan Dotter, Principal at Portico PR.

Jennifer R. Farmer
PR Expert and Author of
"Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget"

Do you have a big idea that deserves national attention, but lack the big agency budget to execute? Jennifer will explain the framework behind maximizing PR results with limited resources based on her new book "Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget." She'll discuss the importance of being credible, creative, responsive and relentless (CCRR framework) as prerequisites for generating favorable media coverage. Designed for small business owners, executives at non-profits, development professionals and communicators, this workshop will give attendees some actionable ideas to promote their work. Her book will be available for purchase at the event. Non-members are welcome. Come join us!

We look forward to seeing you on November 29th!

WNG Holiday Networking Reception

Washington Network Group

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eighteenth Street Lounge
Washington, D.C.

Please join the Washington Network Group for our WNG Holiday Networking Reception, which takes place in Washington, D.C.

This year we return to the Eighteenth Street Lounge, which is where it all began! Indeed, twenty years ago the WNG held it's first Holiday Networking Reception at ESL, so we are pleased to return for 2017! Our reception takes place in the Gold Room, which includes a private bar. ESL offers a broad array of happy hour specials during our event, which is run 'cash bar' with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

This reception brings together WNG Members who participate in all six of our WNG Roundtables: International, Communications, Government, Technology, Entrepreneur and Career Development, as well as in our Emerging Leaders Forum and our Women's Leadership Forum.

Non-members are welcome to attend. Please register in advance so that we may plan accordingly. Attire is Business and Festive. Come join us!

We look forward to seeing you on December 5th!

High Stakes Messaging
Finding Common Ground
with Legal, HR and
Government Relations Advisors

WNG Communications Roundtable

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Metropolitan Club
Washington, D.C.

Please join the WNG Communications Roundtable when we convene a panel of veteran communicators to discuss how communications executives can enhance their reputation by fostering better working relationships with other departments. Our formal program is preceded and followed by time for networking.

Our Panelists:

Ed Barks - Barks Communications, President @EdBarks
Meghan Dotter - Portico PR, Principal @MeghanDotter @PorticoPR (moderator)
David Henderson - Journalist & Communications Strategist @DavidHenderson
  * another expert will join this panel.

About Our Topic:

How much risk is your organization willing to undertake? Your communications strategy and your message must be unassailable when your spokespeople attempt to carry forth that message to reporters, audiences, and policy makers. Your reputation and organizational goals, and perhaps your career, depend upon it. Join the conversation with our expert panelists as they examine:

- Methods for getting your communications, government relations, legal, and finance teams to play nice together;
- Ideas for getting your various staff functions to deliver a consistent message;
- Thoughts on establishing an organized onboarding effort for your communications staffers that can aid you in this endeavor;
- Concepts to help your communications leadership win a seat at the executive table.

This panel discussion is designed for senior communications, government relations, finance, and legal executives who have direct responsibility for counseling their C-suite leaders. Our panelists will discuss why your long-range business goals depend on a strong, strategic communications effort and a magnetic message; who in your organization stands to benefit from a more disciplined approach, and why; how to craft an approach that meets your specific needs; and ideas for raising your profile as a communicator within your company. We will also leave plenty of time for your questions to help ensure we cover the issues of greatest concern to you. Non-members are welcome. Come join us!

We look forward to seeing you on December 12th!

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