The name AllBright was born out of a quote from former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who once famously said: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
This encapsulates everything about AllBright. They are a living, breathing force of nature. Make no mistake, this is a company that should not been seen as being different or unique simply because it is a Members Club and community that celebrates women. It is so much more than that. To suggest otherwise would be doing founders Anna Jones and Debbie Wosskow OBE, a disservice.
The duo founded the company when they met at a party in London and got talking about women in leadership, or rather the lack of women in leadership. They didn’t just talk. They decided to do something about it.
Anna Jones was the first ever CEO in the one-hundred-year history of Hearst, when she made the decision to leave her corner office at the global giant and pursue the dream. Together with Debbie in 2018, they launched AllBright’s first club in Mayfair, with a mission to help women break down barriers, shatter glass celling’s and own their careers.
Since then, through hard work, energy and determination, they haven’t stopped growing. This company is a powerhouse of creativity and an entrepreneurial sisterhood that inspires, motivates, and makes anything seem possible.
AllBright is now the leading global careers network for women and combines a free digital community and female members’ club offering working women a unique space to connect, learn, supercharge their confidence, and advance their careers.
They have continued to be driven by their ambition of empowering a thriving global sisterhood; supporting women at all ages and professional stages with online training courses, inspiring events, exclusive content, and unrivalled networking opportunities.
AllBright Meets is one of those networking opportunities. Now, for a moment forget everything you think you know about ‘networking events.’ This isn’t one of them. This isn’t stiff collared professionals awkwardly trying to make conversation about their latest spreadsheet analysis. There is no professional peacocking and flexing financial muscles and trying to prove who has the bigger wallet. This is a vibrant, inclusive, social, and fun celebration of women in business. A way of nurturing professional relationships, creating new connections and friends.
ALLBright Meets has been touring the UK, taking in 6 cities, 10 events and inspiring over 500 women. On Monday 25th October, the travelling sisterhood is coming to Edinburgh and the Journal Magazine will be there to witness it all.
In what has been a trying and testing time for society. There has never been a better time for this community to come together, support each other, look forward and celebrate new beginnings.
To find out more about AllBright and to learn about AllBright Meets, head over to the AllBright site.