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.

14th Oct 8:26am

RT @Blackett_kt: Will be calling on superwomen like you @nishmarobb as part of that change https://t.co/iiTZlTgi8Z

11th Oct 11:54am

PM appoints Karen Blackett, proud @WACL1 member as race equality business champion 👏👏👏 such amazing news, this woma… https://t.co/YJNWsD0k2g

10th Oct 9:37am

RT @Francescayoga: Delighted to be on one of the Leadership Track panels today at the #FestivalOfMarketing with @TessaBrandford, @FelimMack…

10th Oct 6:47am

RT @victoriafox6: @WACL1 #FutureLeadersAward It doesn’t matter how old you are, what branch of the industry you work in. £3000 towards lea…

10th Oct 6:47am

RT @lauravipond: Not long until the @WACL1 #FutureLeadersAward deadline. Get your applications in and share the word https://t.co/kPpEcLMaU…


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.