An organisation on a mission to make the UK the best place in the world to be a female leader, has recently opened the first-of-a-kind members’ club for working women. Located in an elegant five-storey townhouse on Rathbone Place in Bloomsbury, the name has been inspired by former US Secretary of State Madeline AlBright’s famous remark, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women” and counts actors Naomie Harris and Tara Fitzgerald as Founder Members alongside entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox CBE. The AllBright houses a cafe, cocktail bar, library and lounge, exhibition space, meeting rooms and a beauty bar in the basement’s powder room and also a wellness area. Founder membership starts at £50 a month, with a £250 joining fee.
A women-only co-working space and club, have annouced that it's opening new locations, and going international. Currently with four open locations, three of which are in New York City, and one in Washington DC - the new locations are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London. The cult club, masterminded by New Yorkers Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassam, was "born out of the belief that women need a multi-purpose space designed to make their lives easier, and that magic is created when women gather together". The Wing offers co-working facilities and meeting rooms, as well as a range of talks and activities, bars, and events. The Wing's membership prices range from £1,675 to £1,924 a year. Check back for further details.
Grace Belgravia is London’s only exclusive health, wellbeing and lifestyle club for women, built on the philosophy "that to enjoy life to the full we need to invest in our greatest asset, our health". Named after the Three Graces of Greek mythology - the club provides a health-focused wellbeing sanctuary and led by a team of internationally recognised trainers, medical experts and therapists with preventative medicine and ageing well informing every aspect. A dedicated wellness space for women with a medical clinic, spa, healthy restaurant and an enriching programme of events from supper clubs to panel discussions, fashion previews and art exhibitions. Membership costs £5,000, with a £1,500 joining fee.
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