The WACL Talent Awards 2023/4 are Open for Entry

Supporting the next generation of women leaders

Once again, we’re thrilled to be championing these annual industry awards – which support more women on their journey to leadership.

WACL’s annual initiative, run in partnership with NABS, is a training grant scheme for emerging female+ leaders working in media, marketing, advertising and communications. It awards grants of up to £1,500 to 25-30 women to fund a training course of their choice to support their future goals.

"The reality is we need more women in leadership positions. We’ve all seen the stats showing that diversity in all its forms inspires new business and innovation. So, these awards are timely and timeless. I’m in awe at the talent, drive and determination of last year’s applicants driving the next generation of our industry forward, and urge young women passionate about their careers, to jump in and enter”, said Michelle Whelan, Chair of the WACL Talent Awards Committee and Co-CEO VMLY&R UK and CEO VMLY&R Commerce.

Winners receive membership to the Futures networking group – created and run by alumni of the Awards; a year’s membership to the Chartered Management Institute, and access to a digital workshop hosted by career development company Amazing If.

People can enter online on the awards entry page and submissions must be made before October 13th. 

WACL President Nishma Robb said: “The awards take on further meaning during WACL’s centenary year as we continue to build on the work of the pioneering women who’ve come before us and look ahead to future leadership. I’d encourage all those women pondering over whether to enter or not, to throw yourselves into this and get the recognition you deserve.”

Launched by Tess Alps in 2005, the WACL Talent Awards are designed to encourage talented and inspirational women to reflect on and prioritise areas of their development in order to accelerate their careers and achieve their full potential. In the last 19 years, more than 225 women have received bursaries totalling over £450,000.

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