There’s a real art to designing a space in ways that foster community connection and growth. One space I’ve heard great things about is Ethel’s Club
, a new social and wellness club in Brooklyn that’s designed for and by young people of color. As their website states, “people of color are long overdue for a space that centers the whole of their identity and experiences.” Ethel’s Club offers its members daily programming intended to foster both personal and community growth, with an emphasis on lifting people’s creative energy. With over 4,000 people currently on its waitlist, founder Naj Austin is onto something.
Of course, when it comes to gathering spaces, I’m partial to the place I call home: The Riveter! The Riveter is a modern union of working women and allies, offering content, resources, workspaces and programming. With a membership network of thousands, we are committed to elevating the conversation and driving progress around gender equity in work. In addition to the co-working spaces we provide for women, we offer content, resources, and programming designed to elevate the conversation and drive progress around gender equity in work.