WACL Future Leaders Award

Thirty-nine women have been awarded bursaries to further their training and boost their careers, including our very own New Business & Marketing Director, Fran Brook.

Wacl has awarded 39 bursaries to women to pursue further training and education as part of its Future Leaders Award.

The funds the winners receive will go towards a range of training opportunities designed to help them achieve their career goals and fulfil their potential.

This year, the Future Leaders Award committee was chaired by Victoria Fox, chief executive of AAR, who said the overriding theme of the submissions was around realising real change. Fox said that all candidates demonstrated improved confidence, with one articulating this as: “If 2018 was the year of women finding their voices, 2019 is the year of pragmatic action.”

The committee also included: Claire Hilton, managing director at Barclays; Kate Waters, director of client strategy and planning at ITV; and Sarah Ellis, managing director at Gravity Road. They shortlisted 65 women from more than 250 applications for face-to-face interviews in order to decide the winners.

This article was originally published in Campaign.