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.

Our 2020/21 campaigning focus is on flexible working, leading with our call for organisations to commit to being #FlexibleFirst. Flexible working is a primary influencing factor in closing the gender pay gap, ultimately delivering gender equality in our industry and beyond.

We also raise money for NABS, the charity that champions the well-being of our industry’s people.

Jackie Stevenson
Founder & CEO The Brooklyn Brothers & WACL President 20/21

2nd Dec 12:12pm

Are female CEOs better suited to lead through the Covid crisis than men? @cmi_ceo, Ann Francke, and others discuss… https://t.co/FeEI3EKszU

2nd Dec 9:16am

“It’s demonstrated you don’t need presenteeism at all if you measure outcome, and if your employees have the flexib… https://t.co/UTQrgwcNso

2nd Dec 9:16am

"We saw a doubling in the number of women AND men [applying for new roles] when we changed the wording of the ad to… https://t.co/L6RHB8sZqv

2nd Dec 7:36am

No, we don't need a sexist WFH tax, @DeutscheBank. "Remote working creates a level playing field for both genders +… https://t.co/1VNd1x16vp


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What We Do

WACL Talent Awards

The WACL Talent Award (previously known as the Future Leaders Award) is a grant scheme for emerging future female leaders working in media, marketing, advertising and communications. It’s awarded by WACL in partnership with NABS.

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