You know all those stories about women hating each other, competing with each other and generally being enemies of each other? They are all lies! I have been witness to and part of a group of women constantly supporting, cheering, advising and helping each other out. I have successfully opened and continue to run three businesses, which were solely funded, supported and publicized by my female friends. I am an entrepreneur and risk-taker, and I continue to have a tribe of women who stand with me and for me.
The idea that women are unable to come together is a fruit of patriarchy. It is a lie that has been passed down from generations to prevent women from uniting. With the new wave of consciousness sweeping the globe, we are now privy to the knowledge that magic happens when women band together. A tribe of women working together guarantees a pooling of knowledge, resources, magic and promotion which every woman will benefit from. We deserve a seat at the table and its time to work together to put each other in those seats.
Tribe XX Lab is a space for women working and living on their own terms. The Lab was borne out of a need to carve out spaces for women busy building, budding and bonding. We know that wonders are created when women come together. As I enter into my tenth year as an entrepreneur, I decided it made sense to recreate the tribe that has surrounded me and helped me succeed over the years.
The workspace and wellness club is located on Lagos Island in Nigeria. It offers an open-plan office space, private offices, events, networking, yoga, a nap room, conference room, reference library, pop up restaurants and wellness retail. The fundamental idea is to create a place where women can come together, network, make friendships, have somewhere comfortable to work and just be themselves. With a general focus on self-care and balance, the space also partners with brands that retail wellness and self care products from natural hair care and skincare goods, to lingerie, adult toys, jewelry, smoothies and many others. We believe strongly that with the responsibilities unfairly placed on women, it is imperative to make self-care a priority. Its time to join the tribe!
We would love to have you become a member by signing up through the link below:
We intend to have our soft launch on Saturday March 3, 2018.
The first 50 women to sign up before that date will get two free weeks on any triber plan.
Written by Emalohi Iruobe - Attorney, Poet, Photographer & Entrepreneur