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Meaning "support" in Sanskrit. Adhara is a women's club and space that offers professional, social, spiritual and charitable programs that celebrate women and enhance their development. 

Adhara is an environment for women to make powerful social and professional connections, unlock their potential, nurture their health and well being, and use their unique talents to give back and serve others.

Through our programs, Adhara creates and empowers a community of women while strengthening opportunities for personal, professional, spiritual, and charitable growth. 

WHEN SLEEPING WOMEN WAKE,
MOUNTAINS WILL MOVE.

CHINESE PROVERB

INTENTION

Adhara was built for women to congregate, collaborate and create. Within our walls, women help each other lead satisfying lives and talk about things they are passionate about, share ideas, and inspire each other to be bold and take action.

We are a social group by nature but we are also socially aware. We invest in our own Adhara women right here in New York City as well as women around the globe because we know that when women are economic agents and leaders, social change accelerates, returns multiply, and can be measured in our families, our neighborhoods, and on the other side of the world.

TEAM

Alaina Gurwitz
Founder

Alaina has an ever-growing passion for creating programs that impact women and children around the globe. She is inspired and motivated by women who are taking charge of their lives in living within their passions and dreams. Before dreaming up Adhara and living within her own dreams, she worked on international development projects throughout Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean on health, education, and gender equality programs at Columbia University. Alaina holds a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. She ís a huge math geek, a trained yogini and a lover of giving back to women around the world.

ADVISORS

Joanne Ollman
Chief Professional Resources Officer
Proskauer
Julia Simet
Managing Director, Principal
Gensler
Jeanette Takamura
Dean
Columbia University School of Social Work
Sharon Weinberg
Managing Director
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD,
SO SHE DID.

UNKNOWN

PROGRAMS

Adhara marks the beginning of a change in how women network, socialize and grow. As a womenís club and space, we are dedicated to offering female-focused events and programs that appeal to women on many levels. We are a community of women ages 21 and older, with a particular focus on professional women ages 25 - 65.

Through our programs, Adhara creates and empowers a community of women while strengthening opportunities for personal, professional, spiritual, and charitable growth. We help women form networks and encourage them to seek out role models that can help catapult them into the next phase of their lives, filled with authenticity, contentment and success.

PROFESSIONAL
NETWORKING
AND LEADERSHIP

SOCIAL
EVENTS
AND PARTIES

HEALTH AND
WELLNESS
PROGRAMS

CHARITABLE
AND VOLUNTEER
PROGRAMS

SPACE

 

I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT
I WANTED TO DO BUT I KNEW THE
WOMAN I WANTED TO BECOME.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

EVENTS

Adhara women are energetic, passionate and committed, and have a deep interest in developing themselves socially and spiritually. We come from all walks of life, all industries and are all ages.

Our events are designed with our varied and unique needs in mind. Join us if you are starting out your professional careers and are seeking life guidance and support, are a woman with mid-level experience who seeks career growth and personal satisfaction, and or are a woman with decades of experience who can offer your knowledge and expertise to the younger generations.

AND THOUGH SHE BE BUT LITTLE,
SHE IS FIERCE.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
December 19, 2013

September 9, 2013

The saying, “write what you know,” is well known advice in the publishing world. It implies that as beings, we should share with others only our knowledge, experiences and passions, but stick to subjects that we are deemed experts in. There is certainly a great deal of...

September 9, 2013

The saying, “write what you know,” is well known advice in the publishing world. It implies that as beings, we should share with others only our knowledge, experiences and passions, but stick to subjects that we are deemed experts in. There is certainly a great deal of...

EACH MORNING WE ARE BORN AGAIN WHAT WE DO TODAY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST.

BUDDHA

ADHARA NYC

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