Effective Networking for the New Year

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) when we meet with executive coach and stand-up comedian Jen Coken, who will pull back the curtain on "Effective Networking for the New Year."

Jen Coken

After a long day at work, do you REALLY feel like going to yet another event where you attempt to balance that little plate of food on your drink, shake hands at the same time and give the same 60-second elevator pitch over and over again? NO! Even the most naturally outgoing person can feel awkward and clam up, introverts may feel anxious and others may just feel trapped into going in the first place.

As a writer, coach, speaker, and comedian, Jen Coken’s 30-year career success has depended upon the people she’s met networking and the partnerships she’s formed. Using her career and life experiences, coaching skills and comedic background, Jen will take you on an interactive journey leaving you chomping at the bit to go to your next event!

About Our Speaker:

Jen Coken has distilled 20 years of coaching into no-nonsense learning experiences that drive audiences to take action, make lasting changes, and bring their biggest goals to life. Her seminars, keynotes, and workshops are designed for leaders and their teams, who crave actionable lessons from the heart and the opportunity to laugh at life’s absurdity. Jen’s first book When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your Darkest Moments Into Your Greatest Gifts chronicles the experience of coping with her mother's death from ovarian cancer, and shares Jen’s core message - everything that comes our way is meant to teach us about ourselves. Leave it to a comedian to make cancer and leadership development entertaining — but Jen has done it. When she’s not crafting bestselling books or speaking to audiences around the country, you can find Jen performing stand-up comedy, or, eating Nutella by the spoonful in the nearest grocery aisle. Visit her website to learn more. You can also find Jen on LinkedIn.

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The WNG Chairman's Forum convenes special events with outstanding leaders on compelling topics of interest to our Washington Network Group membership. Forum events are designed for WNG Members; However, non-members are encouraged to attend this event.

Our Timeline:

5:00 PM - Doors Open
5:30 PM - Our Conversation with Beth
6:30 PM - Networking
7:00 PM - Adjourn (and Continue Networking!)

Attire is business casual. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

Initial Registrants:

Click here to see a list of initial registrants on our registration page, left side panel.

Our Venue:

Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Location Map

Please Note: The Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) occupies a second floor location without elevator service. The venue is within walking distance from the Farragut North Metro station, the Farragut West Metro station and the Dupont Circle Metro station. Garage parking is available in the surrounding area. There is limited street parking available.

Event Registration:


Early-bird rates are in effect through December 14:

$15 for WNG Members (early-bird)
$30 for Non-Members (early-bird)

Join & Go:

$90: Become a new/first-time WNG Member ($90 annual dues) and attend this particular event at no extra cost: Apply Online. Note: This option is not available for WNG Members whose memberships have expired.

Expired Membership? Please pay your dues/renew online before registering here as a WNG Member. To renew: Pay Dues Online.

Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

Questions? Contact the WNG Office: 202-455-4504.


Jan 08 2020


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


$15 - $90

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Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036


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