Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC




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.



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.




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. 




Virtual Meet and Greet (INVITATIONS SENT)
His Excellency Eugen Caras
The Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United States of America
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time:  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Virtual Meet and Greet (INVITATIONS SENT)
His Excellency Isilio Antonio De Fatima Coelho Da Silva
The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time:  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Virtual Meet and Greet (INVITATIONS PENDING)
Her Excellency Karin Ulrika Olofsdotter
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden
Tuesday, May 4
Time:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.




9th Annual Embassy Showcase, Winternational, A Virtual Marketplace
Courtesy:  The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


GovCon “Live” Q&A Café Webinar Series (Government Contracting)

Courtesy:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennfer Schaus & Associates)
Every 2nd Friday of Each Month in 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Information and Registration:

• April - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Teaming Agreements
Friday. 4/9/21 
May - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Sub-Contracting
Friday, 5/14/21 
• June - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Sales & Capture
Friday, 5/14/21 – 
• July - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Proposal Writing
Friday, 6/11/21 
• August - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Compliance
Friday, 7/9/21 
• September - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Oral Presentations
Friday, 9/10/21 
• October - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Set-Asides
Friday, 10/8/21 
• November - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: Pricing
Friday, 11/12/21 
• December - GovCon LIVE Q&A Cafe Series - TOPIC: M&A
Friday, 12/10/21 


Conference on “The Future of Money, Governance, and the Law (Washington, DC)”

Courtesy:  WIPG Member Gerard Dache (Government Blockchain Association)
March 25 to 26, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



GSA Schedule: What's In It For You?
Hosted by:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennifer Schaus & Associates)
May 25, 2021 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration Link: 


Sportsdip – Talk:  Sport as a Tool for Public Diplomacy
Hosted by:  The Embassy of the Czech Republic
March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m.


Marketing & Messaging For Gov Cons 101
Hosted by:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennifer Schaus & Associates)
July 1, 2021 
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


GSA Schedule: What's in It For You?
Hosted by:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Jennifer Schaus & Associates)
July 8, 2021
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration Link: 


NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Violet Skeva                            First Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs                  Embassy of the Republic of Malawi

Violet Skeva is a public policy expert working in the diplomacy field at Malawi Embassy in Washington DC where she is the First Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs. She monitors developments in the USA and devises policy measures for Malawi Government to undertake. She has a Master's Degree in Global Affairs Management from Thunderbird School of Management and an MBA in International Business from Amity University as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences majoring in economics from the University of Malawi. Before joining the diplomatic mission, she worked as a banker for over 15 years in the banking sector in Malawi where most of her roles were in relationship management as well as formulation and execution of strategy. 


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