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.

20th Nov 4:45pm

RT @Francescayoga: Honoured to have been asked to participate at @2020WOB speed mentoring activity tomorrow #2020WOB.

19th Nov 9:53am

RT @WACL1: Just 15% of men in the #advertising and #marketing industry who experienced sexual harassment would confront their harassers. #s…

19th Nov 9:20am

Just 15% of men in the #advertising and #marketing industry who experienced sexual harassment would confront their… https://t.co/R1OwGHpXIo

15th Nov 9:03am

Miscarriage - an important topic to discuss openly, and one which is more common than many of us think. WACL's own… https://t.co/q6M8MWK2gx

14th Nov 4:07pm

RT @cmi_ceo: How amazing! The great ⁦@Francescayoga⁩ has a mini-card w/ her 3 recommended books for anyone interested in gender balance- an…


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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.