Members’ Views

Rosie Arnold
Deputy executive Creative Director
There is something incredibly warm, supportive and encouraging about being part of WACL. Loads of great spirited women who are excellent at their jobs and SUCH fun!
Philippa Brown
Omnicom Media Group, UK
I’ve met some wonderful ladies through WACL who have been so supportive, inspirational and fun. I believe that Gather is one of the best events that exists for young business women in the industry
Helen Calcraft
Founding Partner
Lucky Generals
WACL isn't just a club. It's a family of supportive, inspirational, stimulating people who are all for one and one for all. If the phone rings and it's someone from WACL, our natural and immediate response is to say "what can I do to help?". The WACL spirit is energetic, generous and ambitious for us all to be the best we can be. Best of all, it's bloody good fun.
Lindsey Clay
WACL is quite simply the best club to belong to in London: a network of brilliant, successful women who support each other, inspire and encourage younger women in the industry and raise huge amounts of money for charity. I'm honoured to be a member and proud of what we do.
Rita Clifton CBE
Portfolio Director and Chairman
There is no peer group pressure. There's none of that corporate stuff going on. You just get together, it's very supportive and you have a great time.
Nikki Crumpton
Mother London
As a women in a highly competitive industry WACL provides an oasis of generosity and nurturing that makes it an invaluable and important organisation if we are to hold on to future female talent.
Elizabeth Fagan
Senior Vice President, Managing Director
WACL is great fun. It creates loads of opportunities for many interesting, bright and energetic women. WACL is great to meet and to learn from each other and it is committed to helping younger women in the business through sharing experiences with them.
Sarah Golding
CEO and Partner
The&Partnership London
WACL suddenly puts you in contact with wise and sassy women who have done things you wish you had or would like to do. Women who are as happy to share their experiences, good and bad, as they are their lip gloss.
Debbie Klein
Chief Executive of Engine Europe & Asia Pacific
The Engine Group
WACL is such an inspiring, giving and supportive club, as well as being great fun. I'm very proud of the commitment within the club to help younger women in our industry.
Alicja Lesniak
Women in business at their best: mutual friendship and support ...and also the greatest organisers of both glamorous parties and the incredibly inspiring Gather and Workshops, demonstrating an entrepreneurial can do attitude that explains why they are women in business at their best
Dame Carolyn McCall
ITV plc
WACL provides a wonderful forum for discussion and an amazing network of support. It is also very serious about helping younger women in the business.
Nicola Mendelsohn
120 women, lots of opinions, lots of learning, lots of support and lots of fun! I love it!
Charlotte Oades
Vice President & Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment
WACL is an incredibly supportive network of fellow professionals, who never fail to organise insightful, stimulating and entertaining events!...and everyone gives generously of their time to help others.
Lindsay Pattison
Chief Transformation Officer
GroupM & WPP
I was delighted to join the WACL club (June 2010) having been the guest of other members over the years and am now Vice President for Jennelle. In my first year I joined the Xmas Ball committee which immediately introduced me to some great WACL friends and last year (2012) I chaired the committee and am incredibly proud of the (hard, but fun) work my fab committee did to raise funds for our two charities. I love the club and you really get out what you put in..
Dame Cilla Snowball
Group CEO & Group Chairman AMV BBDO
The club's been going for 80 years and when you look back at the wonderful women who have been members, you follow in great humility in an industry that has changed massively.
Dame Dianne Thompson
WACL is a fantastic organisation. It can be very lonely being a senior woman particularly in an area where there aren't any other women around. I think WACL provides a great support service.
Andria Vidler
Centaur Media Plc
Offers the best opportunity to continually learn, be inspired, seek advice and exchange industry gossip over a glass of wine!
Christine Walker
Ex - Chairman
Walker Media
It provides a terrific platform to discuss business issues. People are very giving of their business experiences.
Amanda Walsh
Managing Partner
WACL is great because you can meet, learn from, and make friends with, the most influential women in our industry.