Need some career inspiration? Creative motivation? Or just want to find a new working buddy? Look no further than The WW Club, that’s The Working Women’s Club, founded by editor, writer and LA-girl-about-town, Phoebe Lovatt. On a mission to bring some sound career advice to city-living women, The WW Club organises everything from panel talks with entrepreneurs and budding writers to rowdy discussion-filled brunches at the likes of the Ace Hotel.
This summer Phoebe is taking The WW Club on tour. The club has already stopped off at New York for a quick conversation on work-life balance and first jobs with creative director Madeline Poole and Rookie editor Rose Spiegel, and just last week made its London debut at Shoreditch’s Ace Hotel with a panel discussion featuring writer Dolly Alderton, the Mushpit girls and Riposte magazine editor-in-chief Danielle. V. cool. We asked Phoebe three key questions about the project and what’s coming next.
What inspired the start of The WW Club?
The WW Club was inspired by my female friends in my hometown of London. When I moved to Los Angeles, I realised how pivotal they’d been to my personal and professional development and I wanted to create an environment which enabled other women to feel part of a strong support network – both in LA and around the world.
What’s your ambition for the project?
I want to equip women with the practical and psychological tools they need to pursue their professional ambitions. I want to connect women so they can create amazing work together. I want to host fun and inspiring events that help women to feel confident and motivated in their careers. And I want us all to have a lot of fun (and maybe the occasional cocktail) in the process!
Any words of wisdom to budding creatives?
It’s a hard time to make a living in any field, but I think it’s important not to get too bogged down with financial fear and strict scheduling rules. You need to find ways to stay connected to doing whatever it is that brings you joy – that thing that make you want to pursue a creative career in the first place. Write a list of things that make you feel inspired and happy, and make sure you do one of them everyday. That’s how really good work comes about.