SuperShe Island

Coordinates: 59°54′45″N 23°43′54″E / 59.9124861°N 23.7315774°E / 59.9124861; 23.7315774

SuperShe Island is a female-owned private island, exclusively for women, located off the coast of the Baltic Sea.[1] The island is administratively located in the town of Raseborg, Finland,[2] while the SuperShe community is global.[3]

SuperShe Island
TypePrivate
IndustryLifestyle
Founded2017
FoundersKristina Roth
HeadquartersFinland
Websitesupershe.com

OverviewEdit

The 8.4-acre island was bought by American entrepreneur, Kristina Roth, former owner of the tech consulting company Matisia Consultants.[4] Roth sold her company in 2016[5] for $65 million in revenue, and purchased the island in 2017 to transform it into a women-only space. The island was open to the SuperShe community on June 23, 2018.[6]

The activities offered include yoga, meditation, kayaking, and hiking, as well as motivational talks and discussions.[7] SuperShe Island was formerly the home base of the SuperShe community — consisting of more than 8,000 women from 122 countries at the time — however, it is now headquartered in the U.S.[8][9]

The island has attracted a lot of media attention worldwide due to the price of a week-long stay being 4,600 euros.[10] In 2018, the prospective guests had to undergo a rigorous selection process, via the organization's website wherein Roth used to look for the guest's personality,[11] which is why some critics labeled the project as “elitist”;[12] however, Roth has rejected the criticism.[13][14] As of December 2019, the island is only open to active members of the SuperShe App.[15]

After purchase, male construction workers were working on the island to lay lines for power and water and gut renovation. That was the only time men were allowed on the island, besides Roth's close family and friends.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trejos, Nancy. "SuperShe Island: This luxury retreat off Finland is for women only". USA Today. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Shea, Molly. "No boys allowed on this ultra-luxe island". New York Post. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Marks, Gene. "A female entrepreneur creates a man-free island retreat in Finland". Washington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ This woman went from running a $45 million company to buying a private island in Finland open only to women, The Independent UK
  5. ^ Berger, Sarah. "After working in a world of 'tech bros,' this woman founded a female-only island". CNBC. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Bloom, Laura Begley. "This Woman Bought Her Own Island Paradise. No Men Allowed". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Trejos, Nancy (2018-07-31). "SuperShe Island: This luxury retreat off Finland is for women only". USA Today. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  8. ^ Nixey, Catherine. "SuperShe Island: the holiday where men are banned". Financial Times. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Briones, Isis. "The Empowering Kehlani-Approved App You Have To Download ASAP". Forbes. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Pohjanpalo, Kati. "A $4,600 Ticket to Networking Excludes All Men, and Some Women". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Marks, Gene. "A female entrepreneur creates a man-free island retreat in Finland". Washington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  12. ^ Mahdawi, Arwa (2018-07-03). "A women-only private island is not empowering – it is elitist". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  13. ^ SuperShe Island: Women-only luxury retreat opening in Finland, CNN
  14. ^ Klingberg, Laura (2018-08-06). "Kristina Roth är en målmedveten superkvinna som ogillar att tala om pengar". Västra Nyland (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  15. ^ Briones, Isis. "The Empowering Kehlani-Approved App You Have To Download ASAP". Forbes. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  16. ^ Curotto, Merin (2018-07-09). "Welcome to SuperShe Island, Where Men Are Banned and Flowers Are Dinner". Observer. Retrieved 2019-03-04.

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