The Women’s Work Collective shares women’s career and business stories to inspire and empower others to follow their dreams without limits. Set up by journalists Bex and Charlotte under the name Generation Tribe in 2019, The Women’s Work Collective was born in 2024 after a rebrand.

Here’s why we set up Generation Tribe back in 2019 – and our values havent changed since we set up The Women’s Work Collective:

“We think many young women struggle with self-esteem, confidence and anxiety, particularly around their futures. That’s why we wanted to create a space where teenagers can read stories of women who have been in their shoes but have gone out and created a life they love.

“We think it’s important to show girls lots of examples of people who have succeeded in their careers and create a community where successful women are accessible and seen by the younger generation.

“As well as success stories, we’ll feature relationship advice, budgeting tips and guides on living sustainably, whether it’s ethical and natural beauty products or lowering your carbon footprint.

“We know many of our readers are in their twenties and thirties too, so we will also include features on issues which will support them.”

Who are we?

Generation Tribe founders Bex Bastable and Charlotte Harding
Generation Tribe founders Bex Bastable and Charlotte Harding

Bex and Charlotte are journalists from the UK who wanted to set up an inspiring online community for ambitious young women. Both are the eldest of ‘sister tribes’ and want to use their elder-sibling skills in paving the way to help a wider community of girls.

Meet Bex

Bex worked as a journalist on local newspapers for 11 years in Chichester, Eastbourne and Brighton, as is now a freelance journalist.

A mum-of-two, Bex spends a lot of time in soft play centres these days, and as well as spending time with her family she books, travelling and all things mystical. A self-confessed nerd, she spends her (very limited these days) spare time on online courses, family trees and astrology.

Journalism has allowed her to travel to Iceland for the i newspaper, try windsurfing in Bracklesham Bay, interview Brian May of Queen-fame and cover major events like Brighton Pride.

But she also loves being part of a community, telling people’s stories and helping to make a difference, which is why she is proud to be a co-founder of The Women’s Work Collective.

Meet Charlotte

Charlotte has been a journalist for 12 years since training at Highbury College in Portsmouth. She has a degree in film and media studies from University of Winchester

She spent two years working in local newspapers in Horsham and Haywards Heath before becoming a feature writer at etc Magazine.

Her passions include music, film, reading and human interest stories. In her role, she has interviewed a number of bands and singers from Olly Murs to Editor, Wolf Alice to Paloma Faith and Huey Morgan from Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Charlotte has been a mentor to two girls through The Girls Network and is excited about sharing stories through The Women’s Work Collective, and inspiring the leaders, scientists, and entrepreneurs of the future.