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 Jun 1:52pm

WACLers proud to support Made by Her @Cannes_Lions showcasing the best ads, films and branded content directed by w… https://t.co/Q3jlh7C9T5

14th Jun 1:46pm

'Why #girlboss advertising is no longer enough' Shout out to WACLers speaking @Cannes_Lions @roisinjane and… https://t.co/ElNRFOHRux

14th Jun 1:43pm

Shout out for WACLers speaking at Cannes Lions: @SylSaller on the Debussy Stage, asking Can a Brand Live Forever? T… https://t.co/QkNwTsQIn6

14th Jun 1:38pm

Shout out for WACLers speaking at Cannes Lions: Katie Lee @LuckyGenerals at the important #timeTo event 'Where Do Y… https://t.co/8j4czXZAlK

14th Jun 1:32pm

RT @StephenWoodford: Pick of the Week: TimeTo pulls it out of the bag again in time for Cannes https://t.co/S5LCrEbfhU via @campaignmag


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.