Member’s Views Last Updated: Sep 17, 2018

Find out what WACL members think about the club, our purpose and the work that WACL does in the industry.

Zoe Howorth

AG Barr PLC, Board Director

What a fabulous bunch of super friendly, fun , inspiring women. I joined this club as Marketing Director Coca-Cola , I then took a sabbatical and I am now back with a smaller business,  WACL ladies have been there at every step to share the dramas, the challenges and the highlights with me. I look forward to many more years, nurturing young talent in our industry, offering advice to fellow WACLers and having a great time.

Yvonne Adam

Young's Seafood Ltd, Marketing Director

WACL is a fantastic club - the training & social events are not to be missed. The calibre of the speakers & the nature of the debate is always very thought provoking & entertaining.

Tanya Joseph

H+K Strategies, Founder and director

Nevertheless she persisted

Syl Saller

DIAGEO, Chief Marketing Officer

Wacl is an amazing organisation. Women coming together in support of other women creates a very special environment. The members are always fun, interesting, and honest. I've gotten so much out of the club over the years.

Rachel Forde


What better time to work in the advertising industry, the pace of change has never been this fast and I enjoy the challenges and opportunities this brings every day.

Nicola Mendelsohn

Facebook, VP EMEA

120 women, lots of opinions, lots of learning, lots of support and lots of fun! I love it!

Michelle Whelan

Vmlyrcommerce, CEO

If you are going to do something, do it the very best you can.

Merry Baskin

Baskin Shark, Planning Consultant

It's much better to be a radiator than a drain

Lindsey Clay

Thinkbox, CEO

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.

Leigh Thomas

Facebook, Director. Global Categories and Clients

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Rita Clifton CBE

BrandCap, 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.

Helen Calcraft

Lucky Generals, Founding Partner

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.

Gemma Atkinson

Active International, COO - International Division

Be bold be brave be amazing be you

Fiona Parashar

Leadership Coaching Ltd, CEO

Be present, not perfect !

Elizabeth Anyaegbuna

Sixteen By Nine, Cofounder/ CEO 

Dame Cilla Snowball

, Portfolio Director

WACL inspires, supports and campaigns for all women. It provides an essential network and example to everyone in the industry.

Ali Hanan

I am the CEO and founder of Creative Equals, an award-winning inclusion, equity and diversity consultancy working with a wide range of global brands, NGOs and agencies to embed DEI to create growth through the power of inclusion. Our clients include Philips, Saddlers Wells, Bayer, COS Clothing, In-Bev and Reckitt, where we looking at shaping inclusive cultures, campaigns, communities and corporate social justice strategies. If you need support, just give me a shout. I started as a Creative Director in the sector in 1999, when just 3% were women. We run #CreativeComeback, a programme for women returning to work after a career break, 'Accelerate' a leadership programme for Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic leaders and RISE, a one-day leadership programme for women.