Author Archives: 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 into working mum looked pretty effortlessly. While I appreciated the compliments, I have sometimes felt in those early weeks that I am trying to juggle […]

#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. One of my favourite finds so far is Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is. It’s an absolute gem, […]

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, but which seemed both simple enough to pull off without too much struggle and yet complex enough […]

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 London had been recognised. For a reason I couldn’t quite pinpoint I wasn’t as thrilled and just wanted to leave […]

#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) and became a regular listener, binging the back log in the process as well. On one of the episodes, Dolly mentioned that […]

#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 dirty word, where you even have men parading around in their “I’m a feminist” t-shirts, the concept guilty feminism rings […]

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 French course per week after work as well as trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle […]

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 communities for women to express their views and support each other in a non-judgmental environment, both personally and professionally. Five women united with […]

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 education, and am involved in many activities I find meaningful, impactful and fulfilling. I have whatever most would call a […]