WACL Membership Last Updated: Dec 1, 2020

The WACL New Membership Application Process is now closed.

Please see below for details on the next review timings.

Application for Membership of WACL

We are delighted you are considering joining WACL and being part of our passionate group of women leaders whose primary purpose is to accelerate gender equality in advertising, marketing and media. In order to deliver this, we focus on three things: Inspiration, Support and Campaigning.

We endeavour to grow WACL’s membership to reflect the diversity of our industry by adding new members who lead by example and join us in forwarding our purpose to accelerate gender equality. We assume that all applicants are able to demonstrate that they are already making an impact in their own organisations.

Every year WACL increases its membership by limited amount via this application process.

Applications for WACL are usually reviewed on a bi-annual basis (October and April). However, due to the impact of lockdown on WACL live events our next New Membership Application Review will now be January 2021. Exact timings for submitting New Member Applications will be confirmed in September. We apologise for the delay and please do get in touch at wacl.info for any questions or clarification on the process. Thank you.

WACL Commitment

We know how hugely busy your life is, and so we want you to be aware before joining WACL that membership is not passive. We are seeking new members who are eager and can spare the time to get involved and really make a difference to other future female leaders and also commit to attending three dinners or breakfasts a year so the bonds are kept strong within the Club.

  • Current Annual Membership costs: £372.90 (Inc. VAT).
  • Typical dinner and breakfast costs are respectively £150 and £70, (inc. VAT).

Criteria for membership

  • Seniority: To be considered for membership, you will already need to be a highly respected woman in your field and have held an executive position/be on the board/executive management team (CEO/MD, CMO/Marketing Director, Founding Partner, CCO/ECD, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Technology Officer etc.) for no less than two years in a business or the department within a business, that is involved in the creation of advertising, marketing and media. If you are not quite yet at the right level for membership, there are many other female groups within the industry with whom we actively partner with and support.
    Please click here to find the most appropriate one for you.
  • Attended a WACL dinner or breakfast Before applying we would like you to have a good sense of the Club and its ambitions, so we ask that you have attended at least two WACL breakfasts or dinners in the last two WACL years. You will have to attend these with a member. Please note this does not include Gather or Gatherings.
  • You will need to be proposed and seconded by members. To apply you will need to be proposed and seconded by an existing WACL Member who you don’t work with, either directly or commercially. These members will then act as your buddy to speed integration, should you become a member. The lists of members are here.

Please note that due to a large number of applications we receive for Membership we will be unable to progress any applications to the review stage that do not meet the core Membership criteria as listed above. Please do get in touch with any questions or for clarification on the criteria if needed.

Information required

Personal Information

  3. EMAIL
  4. PHONE

Company Information

  3. YOUR ROLE – Enter your current role at your company.
  4. COMPANY SIZE – The number of employees at your company.
  5. COMPANY TYPE – Your company’s core expertise.
  6. LENGTH OF TENURE – Length of tenure in a Senior Role and at which Companies? (Please state the role title if different to current)

WACL Information

  1. WACL EVENTS – Which WACL members events have you attended and when?
  2. WACL MEMBER PROPOSER NAME – Which WACL member is nominating your application? Click here to see the list of WACL members.
  4. WACL MEMBER SECONDER NAME – Which WACL member is seconding your application?
  6. WACL APPLICATION * – Why would you like to join us and what do you think you could bring to the Club?
  7. GENDER EQUALITY * – What initiatives have you been involved with personally and within your organisation in the last few years to support, inspire and campaign for gender equality in the workplace?

Terms and conditions

By completing and sending the required information, you hereby declare that all questions have been fully and truthfully answered to the best of your ability.

You understand that all the information given to WACL will be handled confidentially under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018. Information will not be shared with anyone other than those on the WACL Membership Committee and WACL Executive.

If you would like to chat further about applying for WACL Membership please contact Veriça Djurdjevic – Head of WACL Membership Committee  VDjurdjevic@Channel4.co.uk