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.

3rd Aug 8:42am

RT @OlgaFitzRoy: @PregnantScrewed are looking for a case study to talk to press from the creative industries who has been made redundant du…

1st Jul 8:49pm

RT @FUTURESnetwork: Not one but TWO @WACL1 #FutureLeadersAward winners have been listed in @MT_editorial’s #30WomenUnder35 this year, inclu…

30th Jun 12:33pm

RT @Francescayoga: Brilliant myth-busting article Will the Pandemic Reshape Notions of Female Leadership? https://t.co/1wlczYHd2a @WOBUK @W…

25th Jun 3:47pm

Amazing news https://t.co/EOid8d7Y1T

19th Jun 3:41pm

RT @Blackett_kt: .Good to chat to you Alex @WPP UK boss on how to tackle racism at work https://t.co/AcSLp6UF49


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

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.