Roxane Gay invested in Ethels Club. Here’s why

Roxane Gay. Photograph: Photo by Jennifer Silverberg for the Guardian

Building Ethels Club is a radical act. While co-working spaces and social clubs are taking over the American workplace, none of today’s leading brands (WeWork, The Wing, Soho House, Industrious, The Riveter) are optimized to the needs, safety, or comfort of people of color. The dismal state of racial bias in (and beyond) tech is well-known — and it’s no surprise if you’ve spent time in an NYC WeWork. Lots of…

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Leah Fessler

Leah Fessler

Investor at NextView Ventures. Journalist. Thinking about gender, equality, and pugs. Formerly at Chief, Quartz, Slow, Bridgewater Associates, Middlebury.