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 Nov 9:13am

Calling all creative women who have been on an extended career break! Make your #creativecomeback with an 8-day, 9.… https://t.co/vNQ78PzMrG

9th Nov 7:43am

RT @KerryM_G: Go #OutOfOffice for #EqualPayDay <info@WEP_UK> https://t.co/UE6TseTQrw

9th Nov 12:24am

Well done all @bloomuk https://t.co/4vDVNlhZtJ

9th Nov 12:23am

RT @DeenaGornick: Loving watching two powerful women inspiring authentic leadership @itv Carolyn McCall and @_steph_matthews asking great q…

9th Nov 12:23am

RT @EmmaTully: Next up @bloomuk panelist’s @HelenCalcraft @Jan_Gooding @CharlyBarly3000 @katylindemann @Nam1507 talk adland culture with @v…


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.