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 will re-open in September 2018. Once completed and submitted, a panel of judges will review all applications and the final shortlisted candidates are invited to meet the panel for a 15-minute interview.
|WACL Future Leaders Award opens for entries:||September 2018|
|Closing deadline for entries:||TBC|
|Notification of shortlisting for interview:||December 2018|
|Panel Interviews take place:||January 2019|
|Notification of bursary award decision:||February 2019|
|Winners Award evening:||March/April 2019|
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.
If successful, you will be invited to attend an informal awards evening in March/April 2019. This will be a chance for you to meet and network with your fellow winners, the WACL judges and other senior members of WACL.
|Anna Blackwell||Managing Director||Dentsu Aegis Network||ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, British School of Coaching|
|Bumble Davis||Senior Producer||Taylor James||The Leadership Programme, Henley School of Business|
|Cecilia N’Zaou||Manager, Product Marketing and Demand Strategy, EMEA||Oath||Rising Women Leaders Programme, Cambridge University|
|Clare Bowen||Head of Creative Development||Radiocentre||Rising Women Leaders Programme, Cambridge University|
|Dannielle Beechey||Partnerships Planner||MediaCom||Digital Marketing, General Assembly|
|Ellyse Kostoglou||Account Director||The Story Lab||The Study Programme, The School of Life|
|Emily Conway||Senior Account Director||JWT||Creative Leadership Programme, Eden Project|
|Emma Nicol||Head of Employee Engagement||Ogilvy & Mather||Behavioural Science: Executive Programme, UCL|
|Emma Saddleton||Communications Planning Manager||Carat||Personal Impact in Meetings, RADA|
|Gemma Moroney||Head of Strategy & Insight||Mischief PR||BJ Foggs Behaviour Bootcamp, California|
|Georgina Purdy||Senior Account Manager||Ogilvy & Mather||Front-End Web Development|
|Gini Sharvill||Global Senior Brand Manager, Haagen-Dazs||General Mills||Mini-MBA in Digital Marketing, Rutgers University.|
|Jennie Cashman Wilson||Founder & CEO||Abram Wilson Foundation for Creative Arts||Leadership Short Course, The Clore Leadership Programme|
|Kathryn Marriott||Head of Commercial Marketing||Global Media||Professional Certificate in Coaching|
|Katie Traxton||Associate Director PR||WeAreFearless||Executive Presence for Women, RADA|
|Laura Phipps||Head of Communications & Engagement||Alzheimers Research UK||CREA: Annual Conference on Creative Problem Solving|
Senior Marketing Manager
|Impact & Influence for Women, RADA|
|Lyndsay Morgan||Head of Operations||Climb Online||Executive Presence for Women, RADA|
|Maria St Louis||Agency Sales Manager||Channel 4||Rising Women Leaders Programme, Cambridge University|
|Meigan Brown||Copywriter||Karmarama||Writing the Pilot, National Film & Television School|
|Mieke Stones||Head of Marketing||London Sport||Executive Presence for Women, RADA|
|Nadja Lossgott||Creative Partner||AMV BBDO||Robert McKee’s story genre seminars|
|Ramat Tejani||Marketing Manager||GSMA||mini MBA, Marketing Week & code first: Professional Women|
|Remi Pedro||Biddable Consultant||Direct Line Group||MA Digital Media, Goldsmiths University|
|Sajeeda Merali||Marketing Services Director||Infopro Digital||Executive Presence for Women, RADA|
|Samantha Gray||Head of Social Media||Barclays||Managing Yourself & Leading Others, Harvard|
|Victoria Marshall||Senior Account Director||iCrossing||Data Science, General Assembly|
|Zara Bryson||Associate Insight Director||Publicis Media||Strategic Decision Making for Leaders, Cass Business School|
|Zoe Cooke||Commercial Controller||OgilvyOne||Achieving Leadership Excellence, LSE|
|Stephanie Matthews||Commercial Audiences Manager||ITV||Executive Presence for Women, RADA|
WACL aims to disrupt business leadership gender bias with Future Leaders Award bursary awards