Gather 2015

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Kings Place


Gather, Training Event 2014

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Kings Place, London

She Who Dares Wins


Our theme for Gather 2014 is ‘She Who Dares Wins – exploring risk and reward in business and beyond’. Women are not known for taking risks. Our supposed restraint has even been lauded, as studies have asked whether the global financial crisis would have occurred had more women been in positions of power in the financial industry! But the idea that women are permanently, biologically risk-averse is a myth. Is our tendency to take fewer risks than men rooted in nurture rather than nature? No matter why women avoid taking risks, failing to take the plunge may be holding us back in the long-term. At Gather 2014 we will hear from women in a range of fields and disciplines, each focused on why and how risk-taking can lead to success and fulfilment. There will be healthy debate, plenty of tips to take away with you, and a chance to network with industry peers and mentors.

Speakers include the inspirational Camilla Batmanghelidjh of Kids Company; Kanya King MBE, founder of the MOBO awards; Linda Duberley ex-Sky News anchor turned media trainer and business presentation coach; and keynote speaker Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet and one of only three women on the FTSE100 today. Plus many brilliant, distinguished women in advertising, communications and media from across the WACL network, who will share with you their experiences of how and why risk-taking can also be rewarding.


Speed Mentoring

After truly exceptional feedback in 2013, Gather 2014 will offer every delegate the option to participate in Speed Mentoring. Everyone can benefit from mentoring – and here’s your chance to try it for yourself. Our mentors will comprise some of the industry’s most influential and inspiring women. In small groups, you will have ten ‘power’ minutes with each mentor before moving to the next. A fast, furious and fun way to learn from some of the finest! Delegates in 2013 gave this raving reviews – this is an opportunity not to be missed.


What is Gather?

Gather 2014 is a training day like no other. It is organised by WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London), with all money raised donated to charity. Gather is the leading training event for female rising stars in the communications industry. Now in its 18th year it is consistently rated by delegates as the best value, most practical and most fun training event they have ever been to. The last 2 years have been total sell-outs and so oversubscribed that we had to turn down a number of bookings(Link to booking form at the bottom of this page).




What did people say about Gather last year?

  • “An incredibly inspiring day that has instilled confidence, excitement and the ability to achieve my ambitions in my personal and professional life”
  • “Quality of the speakers was exceptional!”
  • “Listening to inspirational women give practical advice. Ability to listen and ask for advice in speed mentoring”
  • “Real stories from lovely inspirational women, with fantastic advice to help you stay true to yourself whilst striving for maximum success. A real feeling of empowerment and what we can achieve”
  • So if you or key women in your organisation want to experience a fantastic day that will truly inspire please complete the form attached


Photos of Gather 2014

full album can be found here