Girl Tribe Gang Launches in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire based Female Entrepreneur and Aspiring Entrepreneur Collective ‘Girl Tribe Gang’ on a Mission to Reduce Loneliness in Women who Work For Themselves

Local business woman Jules Brim who heads up the Cambridge Tribe of the booming award winning female collective GIRL TRIBE GANG (as featured on BBC Business, CNN and Forbes) is on a mission to reduce loneliness amongst women working from their kitchen tables. 

Girl Tribe Gang, founded by ex NHS Strategist, turned Female Focused Psychotherapist and Mum of 4, Catherine Asta Labbett, is a national community of women who work for themselves, are spinning a side hustle, or who aspire to quit the 9-5, with a mission to reduce isolation and loneliness and to support and nurture entrepreneurism, by connecting like-minded women in their local communities.

Cambridge Tribe Boss Jules launched her own business, Marketing Mixology, at the start of 2018 and specialises in creating bespoke marketing solutions for businesses.  Jules co-ordinates with founder Catherine Asta Labbett to provide local entrepreneurs with an alternative to traditional corporate networking: the philosophy ‘no suits, no corporate nonsense, no breakfast meetings, no sticky name labels, no eating in front of strangers, no board tables, no awkward introductions, and no death by PowerPoint presentations’.

Addressing the issue of loneliness Jules Brim said: “I’ve worked for myself now for just over a year now and know that, whilst it’s rewarding, sometimes it can be kind of lonely (there’s only so many conversations you can have with your cat) and can be overwhelming as there are so many decisions and you don’t always have someone to bounce your ideas off. Girl Tribe Gang is all about changing that and creating a local community of bad ass business women that support and inspire each other”

“I’m reaching out to find all those like-minded women in my community, women who are working from their kitchen table or home office doing work that works for them and bringing everyone together. Girl Tribe Gang is all about creating a community of like-minded women, a level playing field and an eco-system of support and encouragement amongst women who totally get what it feels like to be on your own in business, or aspiring to one day quit the 9-5.”

Catherine Asta Labbett, Girl Tribe Gang Founder added “We share knowledge, skills and support each other and it’s a community that we all hugely value. I’m sure there are lots of women in Cambridge who would benefit from the same thing, and I’m so excited to see who Jules discovers!”

Girl Tribe Gang commissioned research among their members and 20K-strong Instagram Tribe, to understand the causes of stress and what that stress looks and feels like amongst this huge hidden workforce of women. Almost 40% said that they have felt isolated and lonely in the last 12 months.  Girl Tribe Gang aims to reduce this loneliness and isolation of thousands of women and to champion the health and wellbeing of this fast growing workforce of women.

Jules is on a mission to inspire other women to set up their own business and to help reduce some of that isolation women who work for themselves experience and  is inviting Cambridgeshire women to join her at her meet up on 12th February at Browns, Cambridge to connect all those local women who work for themselves or who have aspirations to quit the 9-5.

Anyone interested can book a guest ticket to attend their next meet up via



Catherine Asta Labbett founded Girl Tribe Gang after she experienced loneliness and isolation, when she launched her business Bringing Sparkle Back. Catherine couldn’t find her Tribe, so she created it, launching in her home town in Ilkley, West Yorkshire in May 2017, with just £200.

Since then, Girl Tribe Gang has seen phenomenal growth right across the UK, with now 40 Tribes (and growing) across the UK, and over 1500 members. Their first European Tribes are launching early this year.  The Tribes meet up in stylish venues every month, in the heart of local communities. Girl Tribe Gang has already established partnerships with a number of organizations to help their cause, and are feeding into the Government’s work on tackling loneliness – described as ‘The biggest public health challenge of our time’ and have big plans for more partnerships and collaborations in 2019.

They are passionate about starting a conversation about stress and mental health amongst what founder and psychotherapist Catherine Asta Labbett, describes as a ‘huge hidden workforce of women working from their kitchen tables’. Catherine, whose career started out in Government policy, is passionate about championing this workforce and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation among women who work for themselves.

Catherine said: “Girl Tribe Gang is enjoying roaring success and is growing at a phenomenal rate  with TRIBES already established in Yorkshire, Scotland, North East, Cumbria, North West, Lancashire, Derbyshire, West Midlands, London, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridegshire, Berkshire, South West, Sussex, Devon, and Cornwall. Our TRIBE has brought together many women who were at the height of their corporate careers, but who craved more freedom and flexibility and wanted to quit the 9-5. I’ve found so many women out there who have achieved so much and have so much experience to share, but who felt they needed support when going alone.

On our team of TRIBE BOSSES, we have an ex Retail Head Buyer, a Corporate Accountant, Director of Communications, Probation Officer, HR Director, Foreign Office Executive (to name just a few) and I was a strategist at a senior level in the NHS– we have all quit the corporate world to set up our own business.

Catherine added: “There is a whole generation of women who are taking risks and following their dreams and we are a hidden workforce. We are a workforce that connects predominantly on social media, but we need more ‘real life’ connection and to be connecting with the right people who are going through similar things.”