The Top Members-only Clubs For Women

SLIDESHOW: A peek inside some of the top members-only clubs for women.

Discover the places where sisters are doin’ it for themselves as members-only spaces for women rise up.

AllBright
An organisation on a mission to make the UK the best place in the world to be a female leader has recently opened as a members’ club for working women. Located in an elegant five-storey townhouse on Rathbone Place in Bloomsbury, the name has been inspired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s famous remark: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women.” It counts actors Naomie Harris and Tara Fitzgerald as founder members alongside entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox CBE. The AllBright houses a cafe, cocktail bar, library and lounge, exhibition space, meeting rooms, a beauty bar in the basement’s powder room and a wellness area. Founder membership starts at £50 a month, with a £250 joining fee.

The Wing
This women-only co-working space and club is currently open in four locations — three in New York City and Washington, DC — with four new branches set to open in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and London. The cult club, masterminded by New Yorkers Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassam, was “born out of the belief that women need a multi-purpose space designed to make their lives easier, and that magic is created when women gather together”. The Wing offers co-working facilities and meeting rooms, as well as a range of talks and activities, bars and events. The Wing’s membership prices range from £1,675 to £1,924 a year.

Grace Belgravia
Grace Belgravia in London’s SW1, is a health, wellbeing and lifestyle club for women, built on the philosophy “that to enjoy life to the full we need to invest in our greatest asset, our health”. Named after the Three Graces of Greek mythology, the club provides a health-focused wellbeing sanctuary that is led by a team of internationally recognised trainers, medical experts and therapists. Preventative medicine and ageing well are important motivators. There is also a medical clinic, spa, healthy restaurant and an enriching programme of events, from supper clubs to panel discussions, fashion previews and art exhibitions. Membership costs £5,500, with a £2,000 joining fee.

The Sorority
This Holborn, London-based club describes itself as a sisterhood, priding itself on its networking offering with an eclectic group of powerful, professional members. Many are successful entrepreneurs and CEOs like Ching He-Huang, Jamila Askarova and Beatrix Ong, or media gurus including Katie Derham and film producers like Gale Anne Hurd. Founded in 2010 by campaigner and entrepreneur Lisa Tse, the club was first inspired by when she started her first business at the age of 26 without knowing anybody in London. She is now described as one of the UK’s most well-connected women. Membership is by invitation only, costing £1,100 (+VAT) annually with a registration fee of £500 (+VAT).

A version of this article originally appeared in Urbanologie, the VIP lifestyle and travel app with up-to-the-minute insider news and exclusive content of the new hip hangouts, pop-ups, recommended events and the most-anticipated restaurant, bar, club and hotel openings. Use code ‘billionaire’ for FREE membership. www.urbanologie.com

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