At AllBright, successful women have a place to meet, work, bond and be their very best selves.
AllBright founders Debbie Waskow (left) and Anna Jones
There is little question we are witnessing a watershed moment for womankind, so there could be no better time for the arrival of AllBright, a women’s private club with two locations in the United Kingdom, to make its way to Melrose Place this summer. Founded by Brits Debbie Wosskow (founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst), AllBright offers “all of the important amenities needed for the working woman,” says Wosskow. These services include a facialist and hairstylist on-site, prioritizing the personal maintenance that can be so difficult for busy women to fit into their schedules. “Our focus is to create a home-away-from-home environment where women have all of the resources available to them to feel their best, so they can go out and be their best,” says Wosskow, who also mentions the club’s rooftop deck with a 360-degree view of West Hollywood as one of its special amenities.
And while you can bring your laptop to AllBright, Wosskow is quick to make clear that it is not a coworking space. “It’s a location where you can, of course, come work, but also where you can have a good meal and cocktails with friends, engage with the wide-ranging programming and network with like-minded individuals—and get a quick facial and blowout before your big meeting,” she says. The co-founder also drives home the fact that AllBright is not anti-men: They are welcome at AllBright as members’ guests. Wosskow explains, “It’s important for any business to be inclusive and diverse.”
It isn’t only members who are supported—women are celebrated in every way at AllBright, from the female-made art hanging on the walls to the wine from women-owned wineries being poured. Nonmembers can also benefit via the AllBright Academy, a digital platform through which women can take free classes to learn from female CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives.
The AllBright founding duo even has a new book, Believe, Build, Become ($20, Virgin Books), coming out in May that Wosskow calls “a modern career guide.” She adds, “The more women are supported by other women to speak up and tell their stories of successes and failures, and are motivated to excel, the more progress we will see in women being comfortable asking for things they need.”