Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC
WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER
A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters." The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200. For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent.
The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress. We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.
WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR OUR SERVICES
As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders.
In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals.
With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.
WHY WE CAN BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR NEXT JOB
Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised. They are usually filled via word of mouth. Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts. But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.
Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun. It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people.
Luncheon (Invitations Sent to WIPG Members and Select Guests)
Hosted by WIPG and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Featuring: His Excellency German Hugo Rojas Irigoyen
The Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the United States of America
Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.
12th Ambassador’s Tour of the Philippines
Hosted by the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America
Featuring: WIPG Members, Philippine Government officials
July 9 to 15
Manila, Cebu, and Bohol
Rooftop Reception (Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time)
Hosted by WIPG and the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Featuring: His Excellency Kurt Jaeger
The Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United States of America
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.
Biography of Our Next Speaker: Ambassador Germán Rojas is the Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay in the United States of America.
Ambassador Rojas served in the public sector as Minister of Finance of Paraguay in 2013 and 2014, President of the Central Bank of Paraguay from 2007 to 2008 and President of the National Development Bank between 2003 and 2007. In the private sector, the Ambassador was Vicepresident of Sudameris Bank and Advisor of the CEO of the Abbeyfield Group (Irish Investment Group).
He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting, from the Catholic University of Asunción and he specialized in Economy of Developing Countries in the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.