SheWorks Collective

Your support will provide up to 50 women entrepreneurs with free access to SheWorks Collective, a shared workspace, event space and community for women entrepreneurs in New York City’s Union Square.

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Project Description

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 Article in The New York Post

SheWorks Collective Featured on ABC News

SheWorks Collective Featured Article in The New York Post


A SAMPLE OF OUR EVENTS

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PICTURES OF OUR EVENTS

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The SheWorks Collective Newsletter

The SheWorks Collective Monthly Newsletter

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The Project FAQs

Tell us about the space?

The Lounge at SheWorks Collective is a beautiful spa-like space with flex desks, lounge chairs, a refreshment station, access to 2 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.

No more excuses -- Let’s get work done!


How Many Day’s of Desk Space are you offering?

  • 600 Free days of work space over six months

How Many Women will be selected and how?

  • 50 women will be randomly selected following filling out a basic application online

What benefits will you offer to the 50 women?

  • Credits for Free daily desk space will be awarded based on the woman’s needs (up to 25 credits per woman)
  • 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 Funding, How To Pitch The Press
  • Access to existing events at SheWorks Collective
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Your name or your company name on the SheWorks Collective website listing our supporters -- and a big thank you from SheWorks Collective
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The SheWorks Collective inpirational quote deck

We have hand picked some of our favorite inspirational quotes from women we admire and have created a mini-deck of cards that will give you an instant boost of inspiration when you most need it!

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$50
A desk for the day at SheWorks Collective and one hour of free meeting room space

Get a taste of what it's like to work out of SheWorks Collective and enjoy working from our loft for one day anytime in 2016 or 2017! As an extra thank you, we will also give you access to 1hr of meeting room space on the same day.

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Thank you in our monthly newsletter and on our website

A special shout-out in our monthly newsletter with your name / company name and link to your website. We will also list you as a supporter on the SheWorks Collective website.

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Sampling / Gift Bag

Over the next 6 months, SheWorks Collective will be welcoming over 2000 women through our space as members and attendees of events. This is an opportunity for your company to share your product or service with a targeted group of women.

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VIP Party for IFundWomen funders of SheWorks Collective

Ready for a party? We are and we would like you to join us for a cocktail party to launch The Lounge at SheWorks Collective. Meet other funders of our project and get to see the space in person. Date TBD.

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Special Guest at The SheWorks Collective 24-Seats Supper Club

The 24-Seats Supper Club is an intimate gathering of trail-blazing women at the SheWorks Collective Loft. A seasonal farm-to-table tasting menu is served and our special guest leads a conversation focused on a theme of relevance to women. We would like you to be our special guest and have the opportunity to meet some of the amazing women who have joined 24-Seats Supper Club.

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Sponsor a desk with your name or company logo

What better way to show support of women entrepreneurs than sponsoring one of our desks for six months. Your company logo will be placed on a desk in a special frame as a show of support for all the amazing things our women entrepreneurs are doing. Yoru name / company logo will also be listed as a top-tier supporter of SheWorks Collective and your logo will appear in our monthly newsletter.

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Hold an event or workshop at the SheWorks Collective loft

You will have the opportunity to hold an event (after business hours or on a weekend) for up to 40 people at the SheWorks Collective Loft. You will have access to the north loft, conference room and south loft.

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Host 4 Workshops at The Lounge at SheWorks Collective Loft.

You will have the opportunity to hold your workshop or meeting at the SheWorks Collective Loft on 4 occassions throughout the year for up to 20 people.

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$2,500
A Dedicated Desk for six months at SheWorks Collective

This is an opportunity to join SheWorks Collective and work out of one of our dedicated desks for six months. You will have all the benefits of membership including access to meeting rooms, conference rooms at no additional cost. We typically do not discount our memberships but as a supporter of our I Fund Women campaign, you will save $500 from the $3000 price of a desk.

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$5,000
A dedicated desk for one year at SheWorks Collective

This is an opportunity to join SheWorks Collective and work out of one of our dedicated desks for twelve months. You will have all the benefits of membership including access to meeting rooms, conference rooms at no additional cost. We typically do not discount our memberships but as a supporter of our I Fund Women campaign, you will save $1000 from the $6000 price of a desk.

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$7,500
A dedicated desk for one year and private event at SheWorks Collective

You will have all the benefits of a one year dedicated desk membership plus the opportunity to hold and event (after hours or on weekends) for up to 40 people at SheWorks Collective.

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$15,000
Co-Branding of The Lounge at SheWorks Collective for 1 year

You or your company will be listed on The Lounge at SheWorks Collective marketing materials and branding within The Lounge:

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Rewards

Any Amount is Appreciated!
19 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Your name or your company name on the SheWorks Collective website listing our supporters -- and a big thank you from SheWorks Collective

(empty description)

999 Left
1 Supporter
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$25
The SheWorks Collective inpirational quote deck

We have hand picked some of our favorite inspirational quotes from women we admire and have created a mini-deck of cards that will give you an instant boost of inspiration when you most need it!

1000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
A desk for the day at SheWorks Collective and one hour of free meeting room space

Get a taste of what it's like to work out of SheWorks Collective and enjoy working from our loft for one day anytime in 2016 or 2017! As an extra thank you, we will also give you access to 1hr of meeting room space on the same day.

249 Left
1 Supporter
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$75
Thank you in our monthly newsletter and on our website

A special shout-out in our monthly newsletter with your name / company name and link to your website. We will also list you as a supporter on the SheWorks Collective website.

150 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Sampling / Gift Bag

Over the next 6 months, SheWorks Collective will be welcoming over 2000 women through our space as members and attendees of events. This is an opportunity for your company to share your product or service with a targeted group of women.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
VIP Party for IFundWomen funders of SheWorks Collective

Ready for a party? We are and we would like you to join us for a cocktail party to launch The Lounge at SheWorks Collective. Meet other funders of our project and get to see the space in person. Date TBD.

30 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Special Guest at The SheWorks Collective 24-Seats Supper Club

The 24-Seats Supper Club is an intimate gathering of trail-blazing women at the SheWorks Collective Loft. A seasonal farm-to-table tasting menu is served and our special guest leads a conversation focused on a theme of relevance to women. We would like you to be our special guest and have the opportunity to meet some of the amazing women who have joined 24-Seats Supper Club.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
Sponsor a desk with your name or company logo

What better way to show support of women entrepreneurs than sponsoring one of our desks for six months. Your company logo will be placed on a desk in a special frame as a show of support for all the amazing things our women entrepreneurs are doing. Yoru name / company logo will also be listed as a top-tier supporter of SheWorks Collective and your logo will appear in our monthly newsletter.

14 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,000
Hold an event or workshop at the SheWorks Collective loft

You will have the opportunity to hold an event (after business hours or on a weekend) for up to 40 people at the SheWorks Collective Loft. You will have access to the north loft, conference room and south loft.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Host 4 Workshops at The Lounge at SheWorks Collective Loft.

You will have the opportunity to hold your workshop or meeting at the SheWorks Collective Loft on 4 occassions throughout the year for up to 20 people.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
A Dedicated Desk for six months at SheWorks Collective

This is an opportunity to join SheWorks Collective and work out of one of our dedicated desks for six months. You will have all the benefits of membership including access to meeting rooms, conference rooms at no additional cost. We typically do not discount our memberships but as a supporter of our I Fund Women campaign, you will save $500 from the $3000 price of a desk.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
A dedicated desk for one year at SheWorks Collective

This is an opportunity to join SheWorks Collective and work out of one of our dedicated desks for twelve months. You will have all the benefits of membership including access to meeting rooms, conference rooms at no additional cost. We typically do not discount our memberships but as a supporter of our I Fund Women campaign, you will save $1000 from the $6000 price of a desk.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$7,500
A dedicated desk for one year and private event at SheWorks Collective

You will have all the benefits of a one year dedicated desk membership plus the opportunity to hold and event (after hours or on weekends) for up to 40 people at SheWorks Collective.

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$15,000
Co-Branding of The Lounge at SheWorks Collective for 1 year

You or your company will be listed on The Lounge at SheWorks Collective marketing materials and branding within The Lounge:

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward