Wacl Future Leaders Award (04/05/17)

Wacl Future Leaders Award

Congratulations Jenny Douglass!

We're pleased to announce that Primesight's Operations Manager, Jenny Douglass - who has been with us for almost four years - is one of the proud winners of 2017's Wacl Future Leaders Award.

Awarded to leaders who are dedicated to growing their career in our industry, the extremely competitive award (which this year received 200 entries) went to 23 successful women who the panel are certain will be some of this industry's leaders of tomorrow. As well as the honour, and publication in Campaign, this award brings Jenny a training bursary which she is putting towards the Business Psychology MSc she is undertaking at the University of East London, alongside her full-time role at Primesight.

On receiving the honour, Jenny Douglass said 'I feel overwhelmed by everyone's support and over the moon to receive this accolade. It was an incredible experience to meet fellow award winners at the presentation evening - they are such inspiring women.

'I'm grateful for the support from Primesight and our amazing team who have helped me to get here. I know that the Wacl Future Leaders award might be something that other people aspire to and I firmly believe that the inspirational women around me can achieve it too. Core to my beliefs is always helping others - and especially my team - and that's absolutely what I intend to do with this award and the funding it provides to my MSc.'

Quoted in Campaign, Jackie Stevenson (founding partner of The Brooklyn Brothers; member of Wacl and its Future Leaders Committee) noted 'our current Future Leaders are sending us all a message and it’s a simple one. That the skillsets you need if you really want to move on sit firmly in personal development and self-belief. That being confident is a good thing. That it’s important to learn early the broader skills of being a great leader. That being curious beyond your remit will be applauded and exploring areas beyond your own discipline that make a company tick is essential.'

We know that her challenging academic work is helping to develop well-rounded skills, perfect for leadership positions. We look forward to seeing more success from her in the future and the work we know she'll do to help the teams around her.

Naren Patel, CEO congratulated Jenny saying 'Over the recent weeks I have had the opportunity to work more closely with Jenny. She has really impressed me with her ability to churn through work and never complains about the quantity or the difficulty of the tasks ahead of her. She has an insatiable appetite for knowledge and a really positive attitude that cascades across the Operations team. She truly deserves this award.'

Matt Teeman, MD echoed Naren's comments, adding 'This is a fantastic accolade and everyone at Primesight is very proud of Jenny’s well deserved achievement – there is no question: she's a star leader of the future.'

Please follow these links, for anyone interested in reading Jackie Stevenson's full comments on women in leadership or learning more about the award.

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