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At Chief, the Club for Female Executives, High-Powered Women Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling -- For Good

Take a peak inside the network's TriBeCa clubhouse, where female execs from HBO, Amazon and Instagram come together.

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This story appears in the June 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The statistics are familiar and disheartening: Women in business hold less than 25 percent of all executive positions and less than 5 percent of CEO titles. For the women who do climb the corporate ladder, it can be lonely at the top -- but a group called Chief is out to change that.

Adam Friedberg

The New York–based private network and club connects high-ranking women across industries, with the goal of fostering community and elevating more women into leadership roles. Chief launched in January with $3 million in funding and 200 founding members from such organizations as HBO, Amazon, Walmart and Instagram. (The waitlist currently exceeds 4,000.) Its flagship offering, the Core program, splits members into groups of eight to 10 for monthly meetings to discuss their experiences in the workforce, and the Salon Series, held at Chief’s Tribeca Clubhouse, offers everything from workshops on getting a board seat to monthly poker nights.

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