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.

15th Jan 10:30am

RT @brandsarebest: Our fabulous Veep ⁦@lisatvirgin⁩ at our first ⁦@WACL1⁩ event of the year. https://t.co/cIApxiqmdT

8th Jan 12:04pm

New Year, new you! Make the most of 2019 and join us for our next Gatherings event, where our 4 expert panelists wi… https://t.co/6v7EIekZeJ

12th Dec 10:15pm

RT @WACL1: Mark your diaries! Our next Gatherings event will take place January 28th. We've got another great lineup of panelists, discussi…

12th Dec 11:09am

Mark your diaries! Our next Gatherings event will take place January 28th. We've got another great lineup of paneli… https://t.co/GsA3JlCDMS

7th Dec 10:03pm

RT @_steph_matthews: Thanks for a great night @FUTURESnetwork & @WACL1 at the Christmas Gala. Hangin’ with fellow @WACL1 Future Leader Awar…


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.