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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 10:38 AM

Sexism in the City: Business Women Take On Old-Boy London Clubs

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Source: Bloomberg

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Madeleine Albright told a fired-up Hillary Clinton rally in 2016.

The damnation threat that America’s first female secretary of state issued in support of its third didn’t sway enough voters to stop another man from winning the White House—even one caught bragging about sexual assault. But Albright’s brand of feminism did inspire two enterprising women across the Atlantic to aim their activism at another kind of glass ceiling.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow and former Hearst Magazines U.K. chief Anna Jones will open Britain’s first members-only club specifically for businesswomen. Named The AllBright after Albright, 80, but with an extra “l” to remove any ambiguity, the duo is seeking to turn old-boy sexism in London on its head just as the #MeToo movement shines fierce new light on workplace harassment worldwide.

“The Zeitgeist is really with us,” Wosskow, who sold her home-swapping vacation service for 53 million pounds ($75 million) last year, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s London office alongside Jones. “Everything from #MeToo through to the Presidents Club is surfacing these conversations, it’s now becoming a front-and-center issue for business.”



Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-21/sexism-in-the-city-business-women-take-on-old-boy-london-clubs

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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:04 PM

1. I remember the heat Albright and Clinton took for that remark (and how the words got twisted).

Just one of the many shameful events of the 2016 campaign. It makes me happy that not everyone fell for the spin and I'm glad they are opening this club. Unite!

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