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.

16th May 3:55am

RT @Cilla_Snowball: Jobs for the girls — why we should celebrate the rise of women in work https://t.co/LqSz09eUBa

14th May 10:29am

Wise words from @ninajas regarding personal branding. Come along on the 3rd of June to learn more about how how to… https://t.co/k8pR8mS6FD

14th May 7:15am

RT @lauravipond: I wish I could be a little bit more like the incredible @JudeKelly_ . And congrats to outgoing @WACL1 president @pippaglu!…

14th May 7:15am

RT @Blackett_kt: Great to spend time with you, and @JudeKelly_ was her normal eloquent, passionate and inspiring self! @WACL1 @pippaglu yo…

14th May 7:14am

RT @albert_bernard: An incredible evening! The entire room hung on every mind-expanding syllable. Feeling deeply inspired this evening by @…


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

WACL, Future Leaders Award, 27Mar2018, Photographer Bronac McNeill

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.