The New Bloomsbury Set: London’s First Women’s Members Club

By now, a lot of us will have seen the Strong Girls Club t-shirts doing the rounds on the internet but what if there was a real-life version of this?

AllBright founders Debbie Wosskow and Anna Jones will open London's first women's members club next year

AllBright founders Debbie Wosskow and Anna Jones will open London’s first Women’s Members Club next year

Well, you won’t have to wait for long because a brand new women’s members club is arriving in Central London next year.

As a tribute to Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Set who championed women and their place in society and the economy, women-only club The Allbright will be based in a five-story townhouse in Rathbone Place in the heart of Bloomsbury.

The club is the brainchild of co-founders Debbie Wosskow OBE (founder and former CEO of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst UK).

The pair realised there was a need for a space like this after discovering that 49 per cent of women they polled felt more confident in their own business or abilities when they saw other people like them succeeding while a third said they needed a place to launch their business from. 

And so they decided that  The Allbright will be a welcoming social space for women from all walks of life and will support women at all stages of their career.
The club will include a cafe, cocktail bar, library, lounge, powder room, event and exhibition space and members will have access to a wide range of curated social events, talks, exhibitions, debates and networking meet-ups.
The interiors will have a high-end and timeless quality to them while the interior design will be led by No.12 Studio who are working with predominantly female-led companies and founders as their suppliers.
Anna Jones, Co-Founder, AllBright, says: ‘Women hold just a sixth of senior roles at top UK companies. We have created The AllBright as the UK’s first social member’s club for all working women. We believe passionately that when women come together, great things happen and our aim is to create a unique space for a community of female leaders, executives and founders to call their own – a place where they can thrive.’
For more information and updates on the opening, visit The AllBright online atwww.theallbright.com.
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Rebecca Wright

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