Founded in 1894, the Club has been committed to downtown Richmond for over 125 years. We seek to educate, inspire, and engage our members with programs and content from worlds beyond our own because we know that an open mind is a fulfilled mind. No matter our viewpoints, no matter our backgrounds, we all have a voice. And more importantly, we all have a place at The Woman’s Club.
We gather in pursuit of delightful friction
In 1894, a group of women formed a society for intellectual discourse —
at a time when most women weren’t allowed to go to college.
We embolden one another
and seek diverse perspectives
Every Monday, we gather to hear leading speakers from around the world,
on topics ranging from science to art to philosophy.
We have championed education
and the arts
Our members have founded schools, scholarships, libraries, and museums.
We have formed lifelong friendships
We share an intellectual curiosity that transcends politics, religion,
and other divisive issues and connects us in ways that truly matter.
We have made an indelible mark
on Richmond and beyond
Every generation of The Woman’s Club has made a firm commitment to enriching ourselves,
and in turn, our community.
Not because we are women,
but because we are resolute.
The woman's club
RESPECTFULLY PROVOCATIVE SINCE 1894
Every Monday from October through April, we host an array of lecturers and personalities who bring our members new perspectives on the arts, science, current events, and more.
2018 speaker India Hicks’ engages the membership with stories from her book, “A Slice of England”.
From day trips to cooking classes to nights at the Opera, members of The Woman’s Club host a variety of events and happenings throughout the season.
Spend a Sunday afternoon with The Woman’s Club and the Concert Ballet of Virginia. Members are free, and non-members are invited to purchase tickets and join us!
Please call (804) 643-2847, ext. 18, for more information. Non-members may purchase tickets by calling The Concert Ballet of Virginia at (804) 798-0945.
Marlene D. Jones
Ruth H. Blevins
Vice-President of Communications
Deborah C. Usry
Vice-President of Finance
Dorothy C. Young
Vice-President of Hospitality
Martha C. Nesmith
Vice-President of Human Resources
Robin R. Hurst
Vice-President of Membership
Beth C. Downs
Vice-President of Programs
Melanie S. White
Judy R. Winston
Elizabeth S. Ware