We encourage our Members to host networking dinners in their markets. It was at such a dinner in New York that SHEQUALITY was born, and we hope to see Women of the Council Dinners happen across the country as a way to foster new and meaningful relationships and business opportunities.

Interested in championing or joining a dinner in your market? Since the launch of SHEQUALITY we’ve heard from many of you, with networking events planned in:

2019

Chicago – From Ground Floor to Breaking the Glass hosted by:
-Tina-Marie Adams, North America Head of Growth Initiatives, APCO
-Virginia Devlin, CEO, Current Global
-Kimberly Eberl, Founder & CEO, Motion
-Abby Lovett, SVP, Chicago Marketplace Lead, Ketchum
-Ellen Ryan Mardiks, Vice Chair, Golin
-Kristy Wilson, General Manager, Senior Partner, FleishmanHillard

Washington, D.C. – From Ground Floor to Breaking the Glass hosted by:
-Carrie Jones, Principal, JPA Health Communications
-Rosy McGillan, Executive Vice President and Global Purpose, Practice Director, Porter -Novelli
-Jessica Ross, Managing Partner, Public Affairs Practice, Finn Partners
-KayAnn Schoeneman, SVP/Director, Public Affairs and Marketplace Leader, Washington, D.C., Ketchum
-Kelley Smith, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Edelman

Minneapolis – From Ground Floor to Breaking the Glass hosted by:
-Carol Anderson, Practice Leader, Exponent PR
-Julie Batliner, President, Carmichael Lynch Relate
-Lynn Casey, Chair, Padilla
-Sara Gavin, President, North America, Weber Shandwick
-Kathy Tunheim, Principal & CEO Tunheim
-Ayme Zemke, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Beehive Strategic Communications

2018

New York City – hosted by Maureen Lippe, CEO, Lippe Taylor
New Yrok City – hosted by Margery Kraus, Founder and Chairman, APCO
San Francisco – hosted by Ann Barlow, President, Peppercomm West Coast
Seattle – hosted by Melissa Waggener Zorkin, CEO, WE Communications
San Francisco – hosted by Lee Caraher, CEO, Double Forte and PRC Board Member
Chicago – hosted by Ellen Ryan Mardiks, Vice Chair, Golin
San Francisco – hosted by Lee Caraher, CEO, Double Forte and PRC Board Member

2017

Atlanta – hosted by Sandra Fathi, Founder & President, Affect
Chicago – hosted by Virginia Devlin, Founder & President, Current Marketing
Dallas – hosted by Tonya Veasey, Founder & President, OCG PR
Minneapolis – hosted by Lisa Hannum, President & CEO and Ayme Zemke, SVP, Client Service, Beehive Strategic Communication
New York – hosted by Maureen Lippe, CEO, Lippe Taylor
San Francisco – hosted by Erica McCabe, EVP, Current Marketing
Seattle – hosted by Amanda Foley, Founding Partner, Duo Public Relations
Washington D.C. – hosted by Carrie Jones, Principal, JPA Health Communications

Organizing a dinner is easy. The host in each market invites female executives from local PR agencies, chooses a venue and date, issues an invite (view templates here), and coordinates payment from each individual attendee. All we ask is that you don’t leave the dinner until you establish a group mission, commit to communicating regularly and, most importantly, figure out meaningful ways to help each other advance career goals.