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.

3rd Jul 11:01am

RT @saraktate: Saying goodbye to our outgoing WACL President. The wonderful @pippaglu. And welcome to our new Pres @lisatvirgin. Can’t wait…

2nd Jul 5:42pm

Our superb new WACL president @lisatvirgin takes to the stage to share her vision for the year ahead focusing on l… https://t.co/YA5NMPBFqF

2nd Jul 5:17pm

RT @KatLinDC: 96th AGM at @WACL1 - a wonderful year for President @pippaglu and I’m always proud to be part of a club with such an importa…

2nd Jul 4:31pm

Record year for the WACL Future Leaders award. 184 FLA winners over 15 years with over £300,000 in training bursari… https://t.co/JKtorfoQeT

2nd Jul 4:09pm

96th WACL AGM just about to start @Google with @pippaglu onstage https://t.co/2hRY3XXi43


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.