My Unspoken Story

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 […]

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: Carving paths for Women Leaders #inspiredbywomen

This month at #inspiredbywomen we sit down with Nina Cummins, accomplished telecoms regulatory lawyer who is truly passionate about all things tech and can discuss spectrum auctions for hours. Also dear colleague, friend and mentor. Currently working at Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, but that’s only the beginning of her many adventures. Nina, you are now […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Gentlewomen’s Club launches its #GWCBookClub Initiative

Today, we are launching our first cross-hubs initiative, an online Book Club to support female writers and encourage discussions on ideas, content and authors. One of our members will designate a book and we will be given two months to read it. On the last week of the second month, the lead member will start […]

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 […]

“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 […]