Yesterday’s headline news was dominated by the Presidents Club and the treatment of some of the hostesses at the event. In case you haven’t been in touch with the news, here’s the report.
There was an annual, exclusive charity dinner at the Prestigious Dorchester Hotel, run for the last 33 years by the Presidents Club: a male only club where CEOs, captains of industry and finance pay a significant sum of money to attend the dinner. The annual dinner has raised millions of pounds for charities, including the Children’s hospital GOSH. However, the dinner “A best kept secret in the City” has become known as the Slimeball Gala due to the report (above) in the Financial Times. Why? because the dinner appears to be a glorified “Gentlemens’ Club” AKA a Laptop or Topless club for many guests – or at least that was their expectation. However, this was not how it was sold to the hostesses who were employed to work at the event, or the charities benefiting from the funding.