SheWorks Collective is a shared workspace, event space and community for women entrepreneurs in New York City’s Union Square.
Our bright, modern loft launched last fall to offer an oasis for women who worked from home or who who were missing a sense of support and community in their existing work environment.
As a serial entrepreneur herself, SheWorks Collective founder Joanna Black created a space that captured all the elements she knew would be appealing for fellow women entrepreneurs: inspiring, creative and welcoming—with lots of natural light.
Then Joanna met with hundreds of women over the past year to better understand what women entrepreneurs need. In addition to gathering feedback from SheWorks Collective members who already work from the loft, Joanna also spoke with prospective members at networking and career building events and with women who showed interest in joining the community.
The pain point
From her outreach and market research efforts, Joanna discovered that many women entrepreneurs were reluctant to commit to investing in a workspace of their own. Joanna kept hearing three important barriers:
- Lack of financial resources or lack of confidence to invest in themselves
- Stuck in their current working situation and fearful to take the next step
- Lack of confidence to talk about their idea and explore the viability of it as an actual business
Joanna realized the best way to help these women entrepreneurs was to remove the main barrier…lack of financial resources. SheWorks Collective already addressed the other barriers by creating a supportive community that makes it easy for women to make the leap.
The answer: The Lounge at SheWorks Collective
With these barriers in mind Joanna decided to address the barriers by eliminating them completely. The Lounge at SheWorks Collective is an inclusive workspace and community that will inspire and motivate women entrepreneurs. We know that when women come together, we do great things!
The Lounge at SheWorks Collective is a beautiful spa-like space with flex desks, lounge chairs, a refreshment station, access to two meeting rooms, lactation/ green room and a fully equipped conference room – pretty much everything an entrepreneur needs to get her project off the ground or grow an existing business to the next level.
How your support will help SheWorks Collective
Your support will help fund up to 600 days of work space over six months. That pays for up to 50 women to have free access to SheWorks Collective desk space and membership benefits outlined below:
- Access to meeting rooms and conference rooms
- Weekly group entrepreneurial coaching session with Joanna Black
- Access to a members-only Facebook group and Slack Community for The Lounge at SheWorks Collective members
- Access to specialty programed skill building and networking events for The Lounge at SheWorks Collective members – e.g. public speaking, raising capital, how to pitch the press
- Access to existing events at SheWorks Collective
After submitting a simple online application through SWC to determine eligibility, applicants will then be randomly selected via lottery. Credits for free daily desk space will be awarded based on the woman’s needs (up to 25 credits per woman).
What she said
Existing members of She Works Collective who have taken the next step and invested in themselves and their business realized within weeks that getting out of their home office and into a collaborative environment instantly boosted their businesses.
Here’s what some members have said:
“My productivity has increased since joining SheWorks Collective. I even landed a new client within one week of joining!”
“This place is magic! SheWorks Collective has boosted my productivity and gave my business a kickstart!”
“SheWorks Collective is a tranquil escape from the madness of the city – I get my work done and I can now focus.”
IN THE PRESS
SheWorks Collective Featured on ABC News
SheWorks Collective Featured Article in The New York Post
A SAMPLE OF OUR EVENTS
PICTURES OF OUR EVENTS
The SheWorks Collective Newsletter
The SheWorks Collective Monthly Newsletter