What we do

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

The hive

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