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That’s why, in 2019, Childers and her co-founder Lindsay Kaplan officially launched Chief, a members-only club for women leaders.


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At its core, Chief is a private network of the “world’s most powerful women” who use this members-only collective for guidance and growth, according to the company.

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And the company’s message is clear.

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The first gold-colored, capitalized message you see when you open Chief’s website is simple but powerful: “Women have always been powerful.”

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Chief’s goal is to “change the face of leadership” by empowering women in these positions and paving the way for more individuals to hold these prestigious positions, Kaplan said.

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And that mission has already attracted plenty of investors: the company hit a $1.1 billion valuation in March following its Series B round led by Alphabet’s venture firm CapitalG.

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Chief currently has over 15,000 vice presidents and senior and C-suite executives…

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… as well as a waiting list with over 60,000 additional applicants. Insider could not verify this number.

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The company expanded nationwide in January, taking more people off the waitlist.

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But there’s no definitive timeline for how long someone might wait to officially become a member.

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“The pace that allows us to continue growing at the right pace [and] Still having a great experience for everyone is the speed at which we’re trying to get people off the waitlist,” Kaplan said.

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To join, the candidate must have at least 15 years of career experience in addition to the Executive title.

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According to Chief, its members work at over 60% of the Fortune 100 companies.

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But his network is not exclusively aimed at women working in tech and finance.

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Core members come from over 8,500 companies and organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Harvard University…

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…as well as companies like Google, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Walmart and Uber.

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And unlike the “Girlboss” title, which is reserved for stereotypically white women, 35% of Chief’s members are non-white.

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But to join these ranks you have to spend some money.

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Annual membership starts at $5,800 for women at the vice presidential level and $7,900 for women in the C-suite…

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And that cost covers more than just the title of Chief Member.

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Members have access to meetups, workshops, curated groups of 10 who meet with trainers monthly…

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…and “conversations” with the likes of Amal Clooney, Barbara Corcoran, and Stacey Abrams, according to Chief.

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Depending on a member’s location or business travel, members may also use Chief’s clubhouses in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and, coming this fall, San Francisco.

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Members don’t just join for clubhouse access, but the physical locations certainly have their perks…

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… including opportunities to mingle with like-minded people during happy hour, co-working spaces and bookable meeting rooms.

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Like any private members-only club in New York City, Chief’s multi-story New York location is adorned with exposed brick that contrasts with the contemporary decor and profusion of living plants.

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The ground floor houses a bar and a large room with seating, sofas and tables that lends itself to a large coworking-like space.

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… another bar next to the one on the ground floor …

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