I'm building the first private social and wellness club designed for people of color to thrive – Naj Austin, Founder & CEO of Ethel’s ClubFeatured
Hi Elphas –I’m the founder & CEO of Ethel’s Club – the first private social and wellness club designed for people of color to thrive. I created Ethel’s Club because I believe there is both power and safety in shared, collective experience. The creative, professional and social potential that comes with being able to bring your full self to the table is what I hope our members can access and achieve through our club. Since I founded the company eleven months ago, we’ve had a feature in the New York Times, garnered a waitlist of over 4,000 people and opened our very first clubhouse in Brooklyn, New York.Before founding Ethel’s Club, I was Head of Growth at a real estate asset management company and Head of Product at a furnished rental startup. Spending the last five years of my career in the real estate and hospitality tech industry has armed me with a lot of knowledge on how to make the world a more inclusive and equitable space. Ask me anything about creating intentional spaces for communities of color, fundraising as a black woman, getting your startup off the ground, or anything else!