A message from our president

WACL is an industry networking organisation that brings together the most senior female leaders in marketing and communications. Our members are drawn from brands, media owners, advertising and media agencies, and other industry businesses, and our purpose is to accelerate gender equality in communications and marketing. To deliver this we focus on three things:

  • Inspiration
  • Support
  • Campaigning

We provide inspiration to aspiring female talent via Gather, our annual conference, and our quarterly mentoring sessions, and offer training bursaries via our Future Leaders Award to aid women in achieving their potential. We also come together to inspire and help each other and regularly hold prestigious speaker dinner events and activities for the enjoyment of our members and their guests, and in support of our purpose.

We also raise money for NABS, the charity that champions the well-being of our industry’s people.

18th Mar 7:08pm

RT @finty_williams: Message from Ma... https://t.co/3ExqvA5tvY

11th Mar 2:34pm

WACL Gather this year is all about the power of working in teams, and going further together. Have you got your tic… https://t.co/R09wRsrMps

11th Mar 2:08am

RT @JaneFrostMRS: Admitting to rage & tears and how she came to feminism the wonderful ⁦@CCriadoPerez⁩ says she’s fine with statues ⁦@Women…

9th Mar 8:08pm

We've officially set up our WACL Gather community. Join us to be a part of a community of inspiring women. - https://t.co/xFy2KhAh9w

8th Mar 8:47pm

RT @victoriafox6: Happy IWD 2020. #EachforEqual @WACL1 I’m better, happier, richer, smarter & luckier because of all the women in my life.…


Are you looking for a spokesperson for your next event? We are a network of the most influential women in media, advertising and communications businesses.

Browse our spokespeople and submit a speaking request for your next event.

Joining WACL

To find out more about membership requirements, either contact the committee or read our membership information.

New Member Application Form

What We Do

Future Leaders Award

You can read about last years’ winners and awards below and also see the sort of questions we ask in the application process.


NABS is the employee support organisation for the advertising and media industry. nabs.org.uk

Member’s Views

Find out what WACL members think about the club, our purpose and the work that WACL does in the industry.

Deeds not wordsResearch findings on women in marketing, media & communications in the UK

This study in partnership with LinkedIn is the first of its kind to look at all sectors across the communications and marketing industry.

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