Women in Advertising and Communications, London (WACL) has been in existence since 1923. It currently consists of 160 of the most senior women from the fields of advertising and communications, marketing, media and associated trade bodies.
Current members include: Dame Carolyn McCall CEO of easyJet, Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA Facebook and Cilla Snowball, Chair of AMV/BBDO Europe among others.
To be considered for membership candidates should have occupied a senior position and/or be part of the executive management team of their company (for example CEO/MD, CMO or Marketing Director or Founding Partner) for not less than three years.
Membership is by invitation only, and results from a nomination by existing members, which is then reviewed by a Membership Committee and the WACL Executive Committee. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal applications but any member of the Executive or Membership Committees would be happy to meet you to chat about joining the club.
Membership requirements are to attend a minimum of three events a year, but we seek members who would like to do more than that – to join a committee, attend other events – to really get involved in the club to get the most out of it.
Most events are for members and their guests only but we have a programme of events year round to embrace and inspire all women no matter where they are in their careers. We share our knowledge and experience via workshops Gatherings and an annual conference Gather and support development via an annual bursary scheme for further training, the Future Leaders Award.