You can read about last years’ winners and awards below and also see the sort of questions we ask in the application process.
Networking is key to success and if you are lucky enough to win an FLA then you automatically join a networking group called FUTURES. They hold quarterly events for all previous winners and it’s a great way of meeting like-minded people in the industry and really getting to know them. You can find out more details here – nabs.org.uk/FUTURES or contact the team directly through [email protected].
Applications are now open. Once completed and submitted, a panel of judges will review all applications and the final short-listed candidates are invited to meet the panel for a 15-minute interview.
|· WACL Future Leaders Award opens for entries:||18th September 2017|
|· Closing deadline for entries:||7th November 2017|
|· Notification of shortlisting for interview:||December 2017|
|· Panel Interviews take place:||17th/18th/19th January 2018|
|· Notification of bursary award decision:||End of January 2018|
|· Winners Dinner:||April 2018|
Remember we are looking for leaders who are dedicated to growing their career in our industry. In your application aim to demonstrate your leadership approach and experience so far, bring to life your leadership potential and style. Here are some Winners Testimonials & Tips:
Looking back at my form a year on it’s a true reflection of me – the whole me – my journey, my story. Not just ‘work me’. And it talks in a very frank and honest way. Use the form to really represent who you are and the impact the course will have on the future you.
The main impact the WACL FLA has had is to boost my confidence, and in tandem inspire me to support other women wherever possible. In winning the award in the first place, it made me feel that I had a perspective on leadership that was worthwhile sharing with the world, and secondly the course I undertook directly tackled some of the issues I had faced in lacking confidence in myself.
The training I chose was a RADA initiative designed to support women in a working environment: particularly with regard to challenges linked to gender. This was something that was so much more valuable for me than a traditional knowledge-based course as it focused on addressing overall behaviours and attitudes that can have such a large effect every day.
The confidence I developed as a result enabled me to take a much more active role in tackling issues I saw in our industry: inspiring me to become involved with several networks, put on events focused on at gender issues and challenges, and be proud of having a voice with other women.
You will be invited to attend an informal winners dinner in April 2018 in central London. This will be the chance for you to meet and network with your fellow winners, the WACL judges and other senior members of WACL
|Alison Quinn||Project Manager||Yahoo-Inc||Executive Presence for Women, RADA in Business|
|Anne Mogelvang||Associate Director||MediaCom||Rising Women Leaders – University of Cambridge|
|Emma Callaghan||Group Account Director||Trinity Mirror Solutions||Executive Presence for Women, RADA in Business|
|Fiona Ravlic||Head of Sales||8 Outdoor||Rising Women Leaders Programme, University of Cambridge|
|Frith Janes||Strategist||Arena Media||Code First Female Professionals|
|Geri Tuneva||Head of Marketing||Qubit||“Code_in A Day” – Decoded.|
|Jennifer Morris||Strategic Communications Planner||Mini MBA, Management Centre Europe|
|Jenny Douglass||Operations Manager||Primesight||Business Psychology MSC – University of East London|
|Jox Petiza||Content Strategy Associate Director||MediaCom||Designing Strategy for Competitive Advantage – London School of Economics|
|Juliet Kent||Creative||Now||TV Presenting – City Lit|
|Kate Ivory||Strategy Director||Carat||Design Thinking Bootcamp, The Design Thinking Academy|
|Lois Shimmen||Marketing Manager||GiffGaff||Strategic Decision Making for Leaders, Cass Business School|
|Lucy Moody||Planner||J Walter Thompson||The Mini MBA, Birkbeck, University of London|
|Nicola Shepherd||Head of Media||Barclays||Executive Presence for Women, RADA in Business|
|Philippa Dunjay||Senior Planner||Karmarama||Personal Impact in Meetings – RADA in Business|
|Priya Datta||Account Director||iProspect||Communicate with Impact: Business Design Centre|
|Rachel Clutterbuck||Event Manager||JWT||Stage Management Skills – Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Sam Vine||Account Director||Now||Stage Fright – RADA in Business|
|Sara McCraight||Head of Marketing||Street League||Mini MBA – Marketing Week|
|Sarah Mead||Business Director – Sales||JCDecaux||Women for the Board – Westminster Business School|
|Sonia Karia||Board Director||Iris Worldwide||miniMBA Executive Development Programme – London School of Business & Finance|
|Tara Austin||Planning Director||Ogilvy & Mather||Lateral Thinking Certification – The Holst Group|
|Vikki Hutton||Editor||Mumsnet||Leadership Advantage Series – Advantage Business Partnerships|
The skillsets women need in order to move up in their careers lie firmly in personal development and self-belief.