What is the Gentlewomen’s Club

The Gentlewomen’s Club is a values-based network, a judgement-free zone for women to enjoy each other’s company, rejoice in each other’s success, embrace and learn from challenges.

We are a diverse network that strongly believe in women supporting women. Our aim is to create a safe and happy place, where we encourage expression, empowerment, celebration and connection.

Our members go across different industries and professions and include engineers, policy advisers, lawyers and musicians. With the help and guidance from coaches, psychologists and trainers, we provide the tools to help women succeed in their chosen professional paths and lead balanced personal lives.

Ultimately, we challenge mentalities and help our members create meaningful and supportive relations with other women – we aim at replacing competition with collaboration, envy with admiration and judgement with understanding.

Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts… good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with someone you want to marry, but it’s with the friend that you choose. It’s with the people your surround yourselves with.

Michelle Obama

Who we are


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GWC Blog

April 28, 2021 Gentlewomen's Club

Thoughts on modern feminism – with Paulina Dejmek-Hack

A few weeks ago, a few of us at the Gentlewomen’s Club received an e-mail from one of our members. She had followed an online event for International Women’s Day where she had the opportun
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October 28, 2020 Gentlewomen's Club

This is a war on women. Thousands protest the Polish Tribunal anti-abortion decision

From the leading party offices to the city Cathedral and the Curia residency, which is the body governing bishops – people all over Poland chose this route to march in protest against the recent jud
April 20, 2020 Gentlewomen's Club

#GWCBookClub – 2 books by 2 very different women

Dear fellow gentlewomen, For my #GWCBookClub reading I would like to introduce two very different (short!) books by two very different women… I chose one of the few works of Judy Blume for adult
April 9, 2020 Gentlewomen's Club


If you ever consider running for public office, remember (1) to be the most amazing courageous yourself and try it!; and (2) to keep tribes like GWC close to you – it’s the magic ingredient to
March 29, 2020 Gentlewomen's Club

Letting go and living my truth

I was halfway across the world in a shabby Airbnb, somewhere in suburban Boston. It had been a week of intense meetings. I was staring pointedly at the screen – there in black and white text was my
November 1, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

The story not often told

The story I want to tell you today is one that you don’t hear very often. Actually you might rarely stumble on a story like mine. Most stories of this type are taboo and people usually struggle with
October 24, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

Gentlewomen’s Club launches new #DebateSeries on gender equality issues

How many times have you been in rooms full of women discussing gender equality matters among themselves and very much agreeing with each other on the trillion things that need changing in order to ach
August 26, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

Bucharest Hub – Community leader

The Gentlewomen’s’ Club Bucharest Hub is looking for a new Community leader to relaunch in the city. The GWC Bucharest Hub is one of the GWC’s first Hubs after its foundation in Brussels 201
July 31, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

My Unspoken Story

There are few things in life more nerve-wracking than a new job. Everything is new. You don’t want to stand on anyone’s toes. You want to fit in and be liked. You want your skills to be va
May 2, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

Can working mothers have it all? Tale of a working mother

By @Ania I have come back to work recently from my maternity leave in a large, generally women friendly, multinational corporation. Friends and colleagues often commented my transition from maternity
April 3, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

#GWCBookClub: ‘This Is How It Always Is’ by Laurie Frankel

Hi, I am Annieke and I am a recently relapsed bookworm. After a ten year hiatus, I recently rediscovered reading and I haven’t been able to put my e-reader down, devouring one book after another
March 1, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

It all began with a rum and raisin cake

We were having a celebration in my office and I had promised to bring in something sweet to my co-workers the following day. So I decided on a rum and raisin cake. Something I had never tried before,
February 26, 2019 Ania

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Carving paths for Women Leaders #inspiredbywomen

This month at #inspiredbywomen we sit down with Nina Cummins, accomplished telecoms regulatory lawyer who is truly passionate about all things tech and can discuss spectrum auctions for hours. Also de
February 1, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

My Unspoken Story – A healing Journey

I held my 30 under 30 certificate and smiled for the camera. Everyone was so happy and proud that my efforts in building and heading up the mobile marketing agency for an advertising conglomerate in L
January 31, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

#GWCBookClub: ‘Everything I know about Love’ by Dolly Alderton.

I first came across Dolly Alderton through the High Low podcast, which she co-hosts with fellow journalist Pandora Sykes. I had recently discovered podcasts in general (yes I was living under a rock)
January 15, 2019 Ania

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Carving paths for Women Leaders #inspiredbywomen

Two years ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering convention, Hillary Clinton stood for a possibility. That day anyone, including her, had a chance of becoming the next President o
January 3, 2019 Gentlewomen's Club

Lessons for my daughter: It’s not how hard you work, it’s the friends you make

The other day, I was talking to my husband about what lessons and skills we need to pass on to our daughter. We got onto the subject because I was pleased that she is getting involved in one of the fe
December 5, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

#GWCBookClub: ‘The Guilty Feminist’ by Deborah Frances-White

On the cover of the Guilty Feminist book there’s a note from Emma Thompson which says “essential reading for the planet”. And I couldn’t agree more. In a world where feminism is no longer a di
December 1, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

My love-hate relationship with dating apps

As I am writing this, I am reflecting on my past few months of dating starting before the summer break and now well into the winter. Because of my work life with long hours, clocking in my 6 hours of
November 4, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

This November sees the launch of the Singapore Hub of the Gentlewomen’s Club

Gentlewomen’s clubs around the world were formed under the belief that women of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations have similar questions and milestones to address in life. They are fun and safe
November 2, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

Does ‘me time’ make you feel lonely sometimes?

I have what most people will call a full life. A wonderful relationship, a loving, healthy family, about a trillion friends, many of which I can call close. I have a reputable career, a great educatio
October 23, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

Gentlewomen’s Club runs again for Race for the Cure

On 30 September, the Gentlewomen’s Club took part at Race for the Cure, a Charity Run organised by Think Pink, an organisation that asks for more attention to breast cancer and the need for regular
October 6, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

My unspoken story

One morning a few months ago, I read, somewhere on social media, a powerful personal testimony of a friend of mine. He wrote this long post about his struggle with heartbreak, body image and depressio
September 16, 2018 Sabina

#GWCBookClub: Hillary’s ‘What Happened’ – An intimate diary of a crazy year

December 2017. On a flight home for Christmas, I started reading Hillary Clinton’s latest book, ‘What Happened’. When I packed my luggage the night before, I thought that would make perfect holi
September 16, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

Gentlewomen’s Club meets ImproBubble

Our first workshop of September was very much an experiment. Like most of our event ideas, this was born out of one of our member’s passion and determination to contribute to our cause. I have known
June 4, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

GWC raised 900+ EUR at the Relay for Life

Last weekend, the Gentlewomen’s Club Team took part in the Relay for Life, a festive event that focuses on solidarity and fund-raising for the fight against cancer. Over 24 hours, from 2pm on Saturd
May 21, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

The Gentlewomen’s Club launches its #GWCBookClub Initiative

Today, we are launching our first cross-hubs initiative, an online Book Club to support female writers and encourage discussions on ideas, content and authors. One of our members will designate a book
March 9, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

Gentlewomen’s Club Movie Night

Last week we were delighted to host our first movie night for members of our Club. We decided to start this series with Battle of the Sexes –  describing the 1973 tennis match between Billie Je
March 8, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

The London chapter of the Gentlewomen’s club (GWC) is officially open! Since the beginning of the year, while most of the city was reminiscing over the festive fun and figuring out frugalities assoc
February 26, 2018 Oana

The confidence you need when changing your career path

Six months have passed since I started actively looking for a new job. So this topic of changing the career path got my interest big time as this most recent period has not been easy at all – bo
February 12, 2018 Sabina

Inspired girls grow into inspiring women

A couple of weeks back, a friend at Google emailed us to pass on an invitation to an event they were hosting over lunch with Miriam Gonzalez. I must admit I did not know who Miriam Gonzalez was at the
February 9, 2018 Gentlewomen's Club

Revolution from Within: What’s the difference between judgement and opinion?

“The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet” – Adrienne Rich Our club is founded on building a n
December 30, 2017 Gentlewomen's Club

2017 brought me, and us, ladies, the Gentlewomen’s Club in Bucharest

Someday in September, Ovidiu, a friend of mine, sent me a link saying “I guess these ladies are looking for you, girl”. My cheeks got red immediately cuz the link was saying Looking For Inspiring
December 27, 2017 Ania

Holiday Viewing Suggestions

We hope that you are enjoying your Christmas holidays, we definitely are! When the weather outside is a bit gloomy and not too tempting to go outside (as it is now the case in Brussels), it might be a
December 11, 2017 Sabina

T’is the season – Christmas Party 2017

It’s a Friday evening in December, just before the first big snow of this winter. On the first floor of Le Seventy-Five, a small and cosy bar in Brussels’ Sablon quarter, we are hosting our first
December 8, 2017 Sabina

Our introduction to Equine-assisted personal growth

On a chilly – yet sunny – November morning, Andreea, Lidija, Maike, Vitis and myself headed out to Hoeilaart, to try out a new experience about which we knew fairly little and had no idea
December 4, 2017 Ania

Beware – judgement zone

In our Gentlewomen’s Club, we are constantly focusing on creating a judgement-free zone for women. When we were exchanging ideas about the club, it became clear that we wanted to create a space for
November 22, 2017 Sabina

Gentlewomen’s Club takes part in the Uccle Ladies Run

On Sunday 19th of November, another running team under the leadership of our team captain, Ksenija Simovic, took to Foret de Soignes to participate in the Uccle Ladies Run. On a sunny yet chilly weeke
November 4, 2017 Sabina

Girls Night In with Vicky Martinez Dorr

On October 18th, we hosted our first ever Girls Night In. We had a wonderfully powerful discussion with our friend and coach, Vicky Martinez Dorr, who has guided us through the labyrinth of our past
October 30, 2017 Ania

Race For The Cure – Because Breast Cancer Is Everyone’s Business

On September 10th, The Gentlewomen’s Club organised another running team, this time racing and collecting money for the cure to breast cancer. The yearly Race for the Cure is the world’s l
October 29, 2017 Gentlewomen's Club

The Grey Zone of Sexual Harassment: An Open Letter to Men

Dear Men, News has started to uncover a sad truth that resonates deeply with many women’s personal experience: the extent and impunity of sexual harassment. There are no excuses and we should 
October 17, 2017 Ozlem

“Your capability should be the only judge of how far you can go”

Last week, we had the privilege of having a lunchtime discussion with Ursula Burns on how to build a path for success and deal with specific challenges that women may face in their careers. Ursula Bur
October 15, 2017 Kayla

Gentlewomen’s Club Team-building in Venice

I team che lavorano al sole sono i piú forti ! Because even the strongest of women need a sun break. The Gentlewomen’s Club jetted off to Venezia from Brussels and London for our first team buil
September 22, 2017 Sabina

Looking for inspiring ladies to set up the Bucharest Hub of the Gentlewomen’s Club

Half a year since we have launched the Club in Brussels, we are now coming to Bucharest. Are you – or do you know someone who is – passionate about women empowerment, with some spare time
July 5, 2017 Ozlem

I Have A Dream

Someone recently asked me why feminism was still an important issue for women today. So, after a lengthy debate on all of the many many reasons why I felt that there was still so much that we needed t
June 26, 2017 Gentlewomen's Club

Girls Night Out goes to La Terrasse O2

On June 22nd, we held our summer edition of the Girls Night Out, at La Terrasse O2, a pop-up restaurant and bar in a very pretty and green neighbourhood of Uccle. Perfect setting and great summer weat
June 16, 2017 Ania

“Let me explain it to you.., A Short story about mansplaining”

In the past few years, there’s been some high-profile cases of mansplaining, including for example an episode of Project Greenlight, when Matt Damon ‘explained’ diversity to a black female p
May 29, 2017 Gentlewomen's Club

We ran like girls and raised funds for girls rights

This spring, our wonderful team of runners have trained hard and succeeded in finishing the 20k of Brussels on May 28th, in awfully hot conditions. Antwerp, Brussels and Sibiu (Romania) are just a few
April 27, 2017 Gentlewomen's Club

First Girls Night Out of the Gentlewomen’s Club!

On April 26th, we organised our Girls Night Out, the first one since the creation of the Gentlewomen’s Club. We had a super fun and yummy dinner at Pre de Chez Nous, a new gem in the city center