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New Women Space

A vibrant and affirming community-led event space centered on inclusivity, gender equity, creative expression, and celebration of identity.

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Project Description

Meet New Women Space

The new sister and brother owners of New Women Space

Our mission at New Women Space is to create a vibrant and affirming community by inviting self-identified women, POC, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals to lead powerful in-person gatherings and start new, timely, and critical conversations in an intentional space centered on personal and societal transformation.

At New Women Space we believe everyone is to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their color, culture, gender identity, expression, or presentation. In our safe and inclusive community people are affirmed and we strive to ensure abundant access to the resources and opportunities they need to prosper and thrive.

We envision a world free of the rigidity of white supremacy, heteronormativity, capitalism, and patriarchal systems of oppression and work to dismantle these structures through the resilient creation and proliferation of community spaces owned and operated by the people most directly impacted. 

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 An Unexpected Pivot

During this Pandemic, which has affected us all, being an event & community space, New Women Space has had to close our doors. But we wanted to remain connected to our community. To remain a source of powerful connectivity, value, and a safe place to be. With these things in mind, New Women Space has gone digital. Even when we reopen and are back in our Brooklyn location, we will continue to offer digital programming.

Through our Digital Programming we offer:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Queer Community Circles
  • Take Action Parties
  • Discussion on grief, loss, career uncertainty during Covid
  • Sound Healing
  • Illustration Classes
  • Feminist Self-Defense Classes
  • And More
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All of this programming is done with the intention of adhering to our mission even in this time of uncertainty. We are determined to remain a space where marganalized instructors, healers, entrepreneurs, and artists & creatives can come to host events as a valuable means of supporting themselves economically. These digital events are also a way of ensuring our community remains together, encouraging one another and staying focused on the things that are most important as upheaval, fear, and violence attempts to take us all down.

We have also created a Virtual Membership that is affordable enough that eve those deeply financially impacted by Covid can still join. For $4.99/month Virtual Members get:

  • Free entry to ALL Virtual Events

  • Access to specialty virtual members-only events

  • Entry into our members-only worldwide community platform

  • Weigh in and suggest future events

  • Download recording of events at a discounted price

  • First access to gifts and giveaways

In this way we have NOT let Covid stop us. We have innovated and continue to push forward the mission of New Women Space.

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Why crowdfunding?

Did You Know?

Because we are determined to keep going. We know the value of what New Women Space provides and we are excited for when we are able to reopen and re-welcome the community into our Brooklyn location (something we are hoping to do this fall). We see the strength of our community. We know what happens when those who are seen by the world as weak, inhuman, marganalized come together to take action.

We make change.

We are heard.

We force the world to acknowledge we are here.

The reality is that while the virtual programming has funded instructors & allowed New Women Space to pay minor bills, it is nowhere near possible to cover the required rent every month. During this time we have been relying on our savings to pay the required amount. Naturally, with nothing much coming in...we have reached the bottom of our well.

Basement of New Women Space

What's Next

We are looking to refill our coffers and have a few months' rent that we can pull from, ensuring our physical location will be here as the world begins to safely reopen. None of us is clear on when this Pandemic will end. None of us is clear on when we will be able to safely and comfortably gather together in community again. Until then, our main sources of income: events & the cafe are barred to us. 

Throughout the uncertainty, we continue to create a bigger virtual platform and continue to discover new ways to keep our community engaged and feeling connected. New Women Space is passionate about being a safe and inclusive space for marganalized communities.  We are a space where our voices can be heard. When the community is nurtured and empowered, we ALL benefit.

Strengthening our virtual platform and maintaining our physical location are vital aspects toward accomplishing our goals. 

By helping New Women Space, know that we are committed to continuing in our mission of visibility, economic empowerment, safety, and acceptance for us all.

New Women Space Pays It Forward!

How New Women Space is paying it forward

In-line with our mission, we understand the importance of paying it forward. When we reach our goal of $20,000, we'll be donating 10% to Rainbow Railroad a charitable organization we recently learned about! Rainbow Railroad helps LGBTQI people escape persecution and violence around the world. Since its founding in 2006, Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 800 individuals find a path to safety to start a new life—free from persecution.

Thank you for supporting us! Thank you for believing in us!

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30 Minute Career Coaching Consultation

Get a thank you shoutout on our Facebook page + a 30 minute consultation with Meghan Duffy. Get your career questions answered in an personalized one-on-one session.

Meg Duffy is an author and an experienced Brooklyn-based career coach. With Meg, you'll be able to break down your big career questions into more manageable pieces. She'll help you infuse your instrospection process with curiosity and help you externalize your thoughts so you can discover your patterns and gain insights.

Meg Duffy's clients work for companies like AirBnB, Pinterest, Etxy, The New York Times, and Mixpanel. Additionally, she has hosted workshops and lectures for Columbia University, Caveday, Coffee and Coded, and more.

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Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @newwomenspace with over 16K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you on our Community Highlight days (Saturday). We'll email you to book a date on a first come first serve basis.

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Have An Event?

4 hours of New Women Space event time. Whether you host two, two hour event, or 1 four hour event. Gain access to New Women Space and host whatever you'd like with staff support as you need it. We're here for you!

*As early as this fall, we will begin hosting socially distant events.*

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Let's Get To Work

Whether you take advantage of our socially distanced coworking, or wait a few months, enjoy two free months of coworking at New Women Space! From 9-5 Monday to Friday, café, free Wi-Fi, an amazing atmosphere, access to NWS events.  

Get in and get it done!

*As early as this fall, we will begin holding socially distant coworking.*

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1,000.00 USD
Supportive AF

Rent out New Women Space for a full 8 hour day! Use the space how you want and enjoy all our ameneties while knowing that you are supporting an incredibly worthy cause and helping us keep our doors open!

*As early as this fall, we will begin hosting socially distant events.*

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Monetary Contribution

Enter Your Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

18 Supporters
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20.00 USD
A Huge Thank You To You

Receive a personalized shoutout on our Facebook page in thanks for your amazing support. We appreciate you!

13 Supporters
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40.00 USD
30 Minute Career Coaching Consultation

Get a thank you shoutout on our Facebook page + a 30 minute consultation with Meghan Duffy. Get your career questions answered in an personalized one-on-one session.

Meg Duffy is an author and an experienced Brooklyn-based career coach. With Meg, you'll be able to break down your big career questions into more manageable pieces. She'll help you infuse your instrospection process with curiosity and help you externalize your thoughts so you can discover your patterns and gain insights.

Meg Duffy's clients work for companies like AirBnB, Pinterest, Etxy, The New York Times, and Mixpanel. Additionally, she has hosted workshops and lectures for Columbia University, Caveday, Coffee and Coded, and more.

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Instagram Feature Story

Get an Insta-Story shoutout on our page @newwomenspace with over 16K followers! We will feature your image, tag you and your business and 3 questions about you on our Community Highlight days (Saturday). We'll email you to book a date on a first come first serve basis.

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6 Supporters
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300.00 USD
Have An Event?

4 hours of New Women Space event time. Whether you host two, two hour event, or 1 four hour event. Gain access to New Women Space and host whatever you'd like with staff support as you need it. We're here for you!

*As early as this fall, we will begin hosting socially distant events.*

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Let's Get To Work

Whether you take advantage of our socially distanced coworking, or wait a few months, enjoy two free months of coworking at New Women Space! From 9-5 Monday to Friday, café, free Wi-Fi, an amazing atmosphere, access to NWS events.  

Get in and get it done!

*As early as this fall, we will begin holding socially distant coworking.*

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Supportive AF

Rent out New Women Space for a full 8 hour day! Use the space how you want and enjoy all our ameneties while knowing that you are supporting an incredibly worthy cause and helping us keep our doors open!

*As early as this fall, we will begin hosting socially distant events.*

0 Supporters
Select this reward