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

2nd Dec 9:01am

Holiday reading (when it comes...) via @emmavj in @FT. Inevitably we're particularly enjoying Out of Office ("The b… https://t.co/2R2veOBuQu

1st Dec 2:58pm

“By being intentional and focusing on kindness as a golden thread throughout the organisation in everything you are… https://t.co/ongLZjWWIM

1st Dec 12:43pm

Today is the day UK gov's consultation on whether #flexibleworking should be the default option from Day 1 closes.… https://t.co/JWAcsIXMvK

30th Nov 11:39am

'Forget #flexibility, let's talk about autonomy': https://t.co/80QdFsZunR WACL leaders @sera_holland &… https://t.co/KWX0uQHHCw

30th Nov 10:11am

It’s time to draw the line. 49% of people surveyed by timeTo are worried about sexual harassment at work as we retu… https://t.co/qBIX1z6wQf


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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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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.

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