Members of Chief, an international women's network for leadership, pay as much as $7,900. This includes executive coaching, high-profile speaker sessions, an extensive Rolodex with female executives, and access to five stylish clubhouses. Chief is an old boys' club for women. Since its launch in 2019, the venture-capital-backed company has grown from a few hundred members to more than 20,000. Its value is now over $1 billion.
In social media debates this month, some members of the club have started to ask: what does their high-powered woman's club stand for? Some Chief members have criticised the community's response to racial issues and political issues such as the overturning of Roe V. Wade on LinkedIn. Others have announced their intention to leave.