Who are we?
The Coven Girl Gang is a worldwide online membership platform for female founders and freelancers founded in June 2018 by Sapphire Bates. The Coven is part community, part business incubator and has a stronghold of close to 1,000 active members worldwide, from full-time females founders and business owners, freelancers and side hustlers, spanning over 30 industries.
It offers members a ton of online and virtual experiences in order to make them feel less alone on their journey. This includes a community to interact with other women, a book club, a directory searchable by location and industry, online workshops with business experts, workbooks, weekly personal emails sent by the founder, roundtables, think tanks and much more.
The Coven was created because Sapphire found launching her first business, The Flower Arranger to be an extremely lonely and isolating experience. She loved running a business but hadn’t been prepared for the isolation that it brought so she decided to create a platform that would bring people together no matter where they were in the world. They could live out in the sticks, in cities, by the sea, on the sea… as long as they had an internet connection they could find a community where they felt accepted and supported.
Sapphire Bates, 28, is the founder of the worldwide online platform, The Coven Girl Gang. She is also a public speaker and podcaster. Giving keynotes on everything from starting a business to growing a community with impact for brands such as River Island at London Fashion Week and writing columns for magazines like Courier. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Evening Standard and was nominated for The Progress 1000 with the ES and Citi Bank in 2018 for her work with The Coven.