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Letter from the president #2

What do I get out of the Women’s Professional Networking Group (or the WPNG for short)?

I am sure that you have already asked yourself why you go to the WPNG evenings and tried to answer someone who wants you to justify why you go. What do you answer?

Tip: There are many reasons for coming and each of us has their own, some may come because they are convinced of the utility of developing and maintaining a professional network, others may want to move in Anglophone circles and some of us may just need to get OUT!

There is no wrong answer. You come because you want to.

But here is the thing, like everything here in the world if we want to achieve something we have to make things work for us, we are the drivers of our destiny.

The WPNG membership is jam packed full of women with talent, women with drive, women with potential, women with jobs, women looking to change jobs and women looking for jobs! Whatever your situation or motivation you are one of these women.

You will have noticed that there is no barrier or selection procedure to join the WPNG other than that you need to be able to communicate in English; a language that unites over 120 women from over 20 countries all over the world, right here in Lyon.

Whatever your motivation, make sure that you get the maximum benefit out of your membership. Come prepared to talk and introduce yourself with a smile; this networking group must be the most non-threatening environment ever to exist. Where else can you practise walking up to a stranger and start talking on a regular basis? Where else can you find a room full of well-travelled women with an interesting story to tell? Where better to learn about new technologies like social networking or women in the work place or about happiness and choice? Nowhere!

There you are – I have answered the question.

That’s why I am part of the WPNG here in Lyon – the only Anglophone 100% female professional networking group in Lyon and no-one will get between me and the WPNG!

Kristina Ashton
WPNG President

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  • Turn your passion into a business! Take charge of your career in 2015!  Thursday 08th January
  • Registration for our Winter Social Event on Thu 11th December now Open!!
  • WPNG Workshop Saturday 6th December
  • 2014-2015 season Calendar
  • Standards, Perceptions and Choices for Greater Performance – Saturday 6th December
  • Survey Results Highlights
  • Save the Date: TUESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2014
  • Thursday Oct 9th WPNG/ESMG Joint Event! (the poll is closed)
  • Thursday 11th September 2014 at 19.00 (KPMG)
  • WPNG Summer Social Event
  • Tuesday 13th May 2014 at 19.00 (KPMG)
  • Team Building & Leadership through Sport – Tuesday 8th April, KPMG
  • Tuesday 11th March 2014 at 19.00 (KPMG)
  • Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 19.00 (KPMG, 51 Rue de St Cyr, 69009 Lyon)
  • Tuesday 14th January 2014 at 19:00 (KPMG)
  • Registrations for WPNG Winter Social now open!
  • Tuesday 12th November 2013 at 19.00 (KPMG)
  • Tuesday 8 October (KPMG)
  • 2013-2014 Program
  • Tuesday 14 May “…textures, aromas, flavors and rinds”
  • Next meeting: Tuesday 9 April – “Using yourself as an instrument for change.” Presentation notes available
  • Tuesday 12 March: The trials and tribulations of cultural adaptation
  • Feedback on WPNG February meeting
  • Rescheduled event – He has a passion, he is a collector and he is a writer. An interesting mix for one of the foremost French authorities on “the” BARBIE.
  • January 15th – WPNG meeting POSTPONED and TO BE RE-SCHEDULED
  • Tuesday 15 January 2013
  • Protected: Tuesday 11 December – Winter Social event 19h30
  • Personal Stylist – Tuesday 13 November – from 19h at Espace Ricard
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