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.

17th Apr 12:00pm

"I always believe if you are going to make change, do it at scale." @Blackett_kt Listen to Karen Blackett OBE - UK… https://t.co/NaLjaG6xW0

17th Apr 2:05am

RT @WACL1: WACL team with @KPMG tonight on the Future of Work - talking female leaders, disruption and purpose #futureofwork https://t.co/M…

17th Apr 2:05am

RT @Jan_Gooding: Hats off to the energetic women @WACL1 ⁦@bloomuk⁩ ⁦@NABS_UK⁩ ⁦@The_IPA⁩ ⁦@ad_association⁩ working hard to eradicate sexis…

16th Apr 7:09pm

WACL team with @KPMG tonight on the Future of Work - talking female leaders, disruption and purpose #futureofwork https://t.co/MS68gR45ug

16th Apr 5:44pm

RT @ClareSutcliffe: Women of Twitter! We're starting a new company that empowers women to negotiate their salary and benefits when they s…


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Joining WACL

To find out more about membership requirements, either contact the committee or read our membership information.

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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.