Author Archives: 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, 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 […]

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 depression. I remember thinking to myself: how incredibly brave to open up like that to everyone out there. And yet, the […]

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 Kelly for a long time. When we re-connected recently, we have discovered we share much of the same drive […]