Dr Ed Brooks presented the case for character leadership and a journey towards the greater good at the Festival of Talent 2022, a day-long festival for 900 leaders organised by Women in Advertising and Communication Leadership (WACL) on 19 May 2022.
WACL is a network of over 250 senior women who come together to accelerate gender equality within the advertising, media, and communications industry. It was founded in 1923 and each year organises the Festival of Talent – a day full of leadership learning, development and inspiration for ambitious women who work in the media, marketing, and communications industry.
This year the Festival was hosted by Sky and chaired by Liz Wilson and Larissa Vince. It focused on the theme of "next generation leadership” - the leadership needed to join aspiration to action when it comes to engaging the challenges of our time and advancing the greater good. Ed Brooks spoke along with Nikki Crumpton of Been There Done That, presenting a paradigm shift towards a more integrated, inclusive, and long term approach to leadership, powered by character qualities of curiosity, humility, and hope.
Other speakers included Alex Mahon, Channel 4 CEO and WACL member; and Blessing Omakwu, leader of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers initiative, and Emma Barnett, chief presenter of the BBC’s Women’s Hour. More information about WACL and the event can be found here – https://wacl.info/talent/talent-festival/.
Dr Brooks presents at Women in Advertising and Communication Leadership's Festival of Talent 2022
His talk focused on a paradigm shift towards a more integrated, inclusive, and long term approach to leadership, powered by character qualities of curiosity, humility, and hope.