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.

12th Dec 10:13pm

RT @Jolou: I can be a little cynical re some of the women who are supposed to inspire. But this, one dear God, what an astonishing,amazing…

12th Dec 8:26am

RT @SamGyimah: Stop Johnson. Stop Brexit. Leading tactical voting sites @remainutd and @peoplesvote_uk, and Labour-leaning newspaper @Obser…

10th Dec 2:42pm

Looking forward to our next Gathering on Tuesday, 21 January, on the topic of resilience. Given it will be the sta… https://t.co/DI1P3Q3AOF

7th Dec 9:13am

RT @KarenFraser_MBE: @miami_weis @WACL1 @angelascanlon @Palomafaith @BronacMcNeill @annabelstaff Right out of the park @miami_weis and gala…

7th Dec 9:11am

RT @miami_weis: Fierce and fabulous was @WACL1 Christmas gala, hosted by the funny, witty, razor sharp @angelascanlon with a stunning acous…


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.