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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming WIPG Networking Events
 

WIPG/Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Networking Luncheon
Featuring:  The Honorable Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin)
Member, House Homeland Security Committee
Member, House Armed Services Committee
September 14, 11:30am
(Save the Date Only;  No RSVPs Taken at this Time)

 

 

WIPG/Ayuda
Networking Breakfast
Featuring:  Executive Director Paula Fitzgerald
Ayuda
September 20, 7:30am
(Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this time)

 

 

WIPG/Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
Networking Briefing
Featuring:  His Excellency Robinson Githae 
The Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States of America
September 26, 11:00am
(Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time) 

 

 

WIPG/Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia/Our Children’s Vision
Networking Reception in Support of Our Children’s Vision
Featuring:  His Excellency Joseph Benedict Hockey
The Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia
September 26, 6:30pm
(Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this time)

 

Malta’s EU presidency priorities in Washington D.C.

The Embassy of Malta in Washington DC organised at the official residence of the Ambassador of Malta an evening about the EU Presidency of Malta. This event was organised in cooperation with the Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, which consists of journalists, lobbyists, consultants, Federal and Congressional civil servants.

 

The Ambassador of Malta to the United States, Pierre Clive Agius, explained the six priorities of the Maltese EU Presidency to the guests.  Ambassador Agius said that Europe was much more than Brexit.  Europe, he said, was a remarkable home of peoples, a home where even smaller countries, like Malta, can contribute effectively and influence its very own evolution.

 

This home of peoples, Ambassador Agius stated, continues to attract other countries because they too want to have their existence rooted in peace, stability and prosperity. These are facts which have to be recognised particularly to confront the rise of populism all over the world. 

 

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