Hello and welcome to WACL, Women in Advertising and Communications Leadership.

We are an organisation of over 200 senior women from advertising, communications and media, on a mission to accelerate gender equality in our industry.

We support each other, coming together for peer mentoring and to hear from external speakers. We inspire female talent to reach for the highest level of leadership through our Talent Festival and Awards, and we campaign for change across the industry. We also raise money for NABs, our industry charity, and support timeTo, the campaign to end sexual harassment.


This year our focus is on ‘Leading for Change.’

Lockdown forced us all to adopt new working practices and showed many businesses what could be achieved through flexible working. The return to the office will undoubtedly create further changes to our cultures and our ways of working. We believe that each of these is an opportunity to design for equality and create a fairer, more diverse and more equitable working world.


Kate Waters
Client Strategy and Planning Director, ITV & WACL President 2021-22

23rd Sep 4:29pm

Applications for this years WACL Talent Awards are now open!! Apply at https://t.co/cJyAKCDMYv #WACLtalentawards https://t.co/OFG6pRd7sP

22nd Sep 1:38pm

WACL Mentoring is back. A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the UK’s most experienced, i… https://t.co/X7jistcpRE

19th Sep 10:31am

Progress looks imminent on the rights of workers to request #flexibleworking from Day 1👇 #FlexibleFirst HT @CIPD… https://t.co/WyXSMGwPvy

19th Sep 10:03am

A useful and actionable roadmap from @The_IPA for agencies to follow, ‘no matter where they are on their diversity… https://t.co/fwzNHyl9EL

17th Sep 4:11pm

WACL Talent Awards 2021/22 are now open. Calling all female leaders in the advertising and communications industry… https://t.co/pWGLY4834V


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What We Do

WACL Membership

We endeavour to grow WACL’s membership to reflect the diversity of our industry by adding new members who lead by example and join us in forwarding our purpose to accelerate gender equality for the benefit of all.

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