When I first saw a post in my Twitter feed mentioning The Wing, New York's new members-only social and professional club for women, I immediately started strategizing as to how I could get in.
The space is part of a cultural phenomenon dating back to the 1900's, where pioneering women would meet and exchange ideas in social and work clubs. You have to be accepted to become a member, so there's an alluring sense of exclusivity.
I pitched the idea of spending a day there and writing about my experience. My editors gave me the green light.
My takeaway? I enjoyed the experience. It's clear that the founders, Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan, are smart, determined businesswomen who want to help other women by creating a fun and safe space for them. I just wish the results weren't so pink and pricey.