In 1997, a dynamic group of women at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs—located then at 85 Broad Street in New York City—formed a paid-membership networking group to foster each others’ success. Today, 85 Broads boasts 30,000 “game changers” in myriad industries and spans 130 countries.
Membership costs between $100 to $1,000 annually, depending on the level of career-building avenues desired (everything from advice, webinars and access to a private job board all the way up to business promotion opportunities and exclusive events with VIPs). But a wealth of blogs and articles is available to anyone at 85broads.com. Apps for smartphones and tablets are coming soon.