Author Archives: 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 adults, “Wifey”. As an author she built her career on writing for children and teenagers. She was a favorite of mine growing […]

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 medical note issued by my GP for burnout. It had been sitting in my Inbox for two […]

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 talking about this topic. Today I want to talk to you about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and my […]

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 achieve full equality? It’s high time we changed this echo chamber mentality and focused on inclusive and meaningful conversations. At the […]

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 2017. It currently has approximately 80 members in and around Bucharest. In order to be able to create a well established, thriving […]

My Unspoken Story – Untitled

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 valued, and you want to be considered essential as soon as possible. You want that cloud of “have-I-done-this-right?” […]

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 […]