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.

27th Feb 10:46pm

RT @catherinebecker: Great turnout for #gatherings @WACL1 today. Thanks to panelists @pippaglu @KarenBlackett @cindyyeller @ReneeVaughanSu…

25th Feb 11:50am

Have you submitted your nomination for Women to Watch Europe yet? Hurry—the deadline to submit your free nomination… https://t.co/PCxV0jK6Ho

22nd Feb 1:01pm

Congratulations from all of us at @wacl1 awesome news https://t.co/nvm2Pt4FkK

22nd Feb 9:14am

RT @samsletterbox: Honoured to be Deputy Chair @The_IPA #ilist Congrats to 63 shortlists & big thanks to judges @ClaireBeale @markrunacus…

21st Feb 5:14pm

RT @The_IPA: We're delighted to announce that 63 incredible ad practitioners have been shortlisted for our inaugural #iList - our initiativ…


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Joining WACL

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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.