#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 […]

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 […]

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 ever Christmas Party. Old and new members, as well as the founders, Ania, Steph and myself gathered for a […]

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 and with a ton of ideas? Then please fill in this form or share it with your friends and contacts https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_sbKRcxiIsmTKNJR6VjcN2y2WnaTOcyV7ujcf0fTB8c/viewform?edit_requested=true […]

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 to change, I thought, why don’t we take this question to our members and see what they […]

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 weather to welcome back some of our friends and SEVEN new club members! Getting to know each other was […]

“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 producer, Effie Brown. But, of course, most instances of mansplaining don’t make the global news and can be interpreted as being subtle. They can vary from […]