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.

11th Feb 2:00pm

RT @jcmitchem: Being recorded at lunch time today, the second WACL Gather Podcast, interviewing Camilla Harrison, CEO of creative agency, A…

7th Feb 9:45pm

RT @WOBUK: How do you really break into the boardroom? @Francescayoga shares the secrets to success she learnt whilst building her enviable…

7th Feb 8:00pm

RT @Blackett_kt: .@ClaudineAdeyemi about to interview me (and me her!) for the launch of #EMRoleModels19 @EMpoweriB https://t.co/Xt0iJy8g0Z

1st Feb 6:45pm

RT @SonooSingh: Absolutely well deserved! The one of her kind, the inspirational @Jan_Gooding Diversity champion Jan Gooding to receive The…

1st Feb 2:01pm

RT @MCSaatchiSandE: Last night @jodefish, our joint MD and chair of the @mcsaatchilondon women’s network group, hosted a group of young wom…


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.