Meet our founder, Rachel Hills
Powerbitches founder Rachel Hills is a feminist social entrepreneur, author, and community builder based in New York City.
Rachel began her career as a journalist, writing about gender, politics, and culture for publications across six continents: including the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Atlantic, New Republic, New Inquiry, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Australian Literary Review, TIME, Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, Fusion, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Jezebel, and more.
In 2015, Rachel published her acclaimed nonfiction book The Sex Myth with Simon & Schuster, featured in more than 140 media outlets globally and named one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times’ “Women in the World” vertical. The book has since produced two spin-offs: the popular consciousness-raising workshop “Let’s Talk About The Sex Myth,” delivered at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States, and “The Sex Myth: A Devised Play,” a storytelling and culture change tool for a new generation of gender and sexuality activists.
Rachel is the creator of three social enterprises: Powerbitches, Break The Sex Myth, and Protagonistic, a feminist communications and strategy consultancy and production company.
Rachel founded Powerbitches because she wanted to create a space where she could talk candidly with likeminded women about the challenges they were facing as changemakers and creatives. The project draws on her more than 10 years of experience bringing people together - from running “dim sum salons” in her hometown of Sydney from 2007-2010, to volunteering as a community host at Impact Hub Islington in London, to countless dinner parties hosted around the globe.