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.

24th Aug 6:26am

RT @NABS_UK: This November, we’re bringing you a one-day conference, exploring how you can support your employees’ #wellbeing and help them…

24th Aug 6:12am

RT @Cilla_Snowball: So excited to join @wellcometrust and really look forward to starting in September . https://t.co/7lqoCG7Ix7

6th Aug 11:39am

Time to apply for @wacl1 Future Leaders Award. An exciting, purpose-led grant scheme, for the most talented and ins… https://t.co/ioH4q8T3HB

6th Aug 11:36am

Hi all, please can we reshare this to encourage as many entries as possible. Thanks. https://t.co/nnhs7LSfRk

4th Aug 3:15pm

RT @_steph_matthews: I can 100% vouch for the jet boost the @WACL1 Future Leaders Award training bursary gives you on your confidence and c…


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.