WACL launches 2009 Future Leaders Fund

LONDON - WACL, the group that aims to improve the prospects of women working within the advertising and communications industry, is launching the 2009 Future Leaders Fund, a training bursary offered to women to help them enhance their chances of getting to the top ranks of their organisations.

Wright... chairing judging panel
Wright... chairing judging panel

Working in association with Nabs, the Future Leaders Fund covers half of a candidate's training costs on a course of their choice, with successful applicants either funding the remainder themselves or being supported by their companies.

The initiative has been running for five years, with 23 women so far having received the bursary.

To apply for this year's scheme, applicants will be required to complete an application form and answer two essay questions that have been set by a judging panel, which is being chaired by the Dare managing director, Lee Wright.

Wright said: "Developing our industry's future leaders is essential and WACL is committed to working to enable more women to be promoted to senior roles within their organisations."

Potential candidates who want more information and an application pack should contact Penny Walshe at p.walshe@nabs.org.uk.