Zoë Clapp, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at UKTV, has joined Women in Advertising and Communications (WACL).
Set up in 1923, WACL is a prestigious industry organisation that brings together female leaders in marketing and communications to accelerate gender equality by offering support, help and inspiration to female talent.
Activities hosted by WACL include GATHER, an annual training day and networking event for women, by women. They offer a programme of regular training events and inspirational speakers, quarterly mentoring sessions and training bursaries offered by the Future Leaders Award to aid women in achieving their potential. WACL also raises significant money for NABS, the charity that champions the wellbeing of the industry's people.
Zoë Clapp said:
I hugely admire WACL and have true respect for the work they do. There are so many brilliant women in the organisation and I look forward to working with them to inspire and enable women in our industry.
Kerry Glazer, WACL President and AAR's CEO, added:
I'm delighted that Zoë is joining WACL in such a landmark year as we put our new purpose into action. Everything we do is about empowering women to be the best they can be, and Zoë will be a huge part of that. We have serious ambitions but we also have fun achieving them so I think Zoë will really gain from and enjoy her membership.
Zoë joins other members which include Dame Carolyn McCall CEO of ITV, Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA Facebook and Dame Cilla Snowball, Chair of AMV/BBDO Europe among others. Membership is by invitation only and results from a nomination by existing members.
Zoë has been UKTV's CMO since June 2016 and is tasked with leading the team for the Sunday Times top 100 company, to grow the viewership and reputation of UKTV's network of award-winning brands. In addition to overseeing Communications, Zoë is also responsible for UKTV's Creative, Digital, Marketing and Media departments.
She reports to Chief Executive, Darren Childs and serves on the Executive board for UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Discovery Inc.
For more information please contact:
UKTV: Tessa Matchett
WACL: Caroline Marshall / 07768068810
UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching over 40m viewers every month.
The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market.
The network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories. Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Discovery, Inc. - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.