Welcome

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.

Our 2020/21 campaigning focus is on flexible working, leading with our call for organisations to commit to being #FlexibleFirst. Flexible working is a primary influencing factor in closing the gender pay gap, ultimately delivering gender equality in our industry and beyond.

We also raise money for NABS, the charity that champions the well-being of our industry’s people.

Jackie Stevenson
Founder & CEO The Brooklyn Brothers & WACL President 20/21

9th Apr 9:47am

https://t.co/KNokm4gTb6 #flexiblefirst

8th Apr 7:56am

"When management aims for big results... they cannot rely on lucky guesses, experience, or intuition alone" ~… https://t.co/Ax5QacmAwI

6th Apr 5:16pm

"Gender pay gap worsens despite furlough flattering the performance of some sectors" ~ not the headline we wanted t… https://t.co/0H6pWA48Aa

Spokespeople

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

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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.

NABS - How's Work

NABS

We work in an incredibly exciting profession. But it can also be an extremely challenging one. NABS understands that it’s often hard to keep up in a business that’s constantly evolving. So we’re here to bring out the best in you.

Member’s Views

Find out what WACL members think about the club, our purpose and the work that WACL does in the industry.