Why female-centric spaces are balancing the coworking equation

March 11, 2019 Sanjana Saluja

Women-only coworking spaces are becoming an increasingly popular choice in cities around the world. JLL Real Views explores what they’re offering.

Coworking continues to rise in popularity worldwide, but when it comes to gender, it’s become clear that the spaces aren’t always so balanced.

The majority of coworking spaces have a masculine tech-focused culture – some have even dubbed it “broworking” – that many women do not find engaging or inclusive.

One solution cropping up in major cities: create coworking spaces just for women and non-binary people.

The Wing started in New York City and has since spread west. London has the Blooms Business Club. The Riveter is in Los Angeles, Seattle and Texas.

“Women and nonbinary people are seeking a work environment that is different than what exists in some of the bigger coworking firms,” says Amber Schiada, who directs research for the Southwest US at JLL. “The concepts that have emerged so far are focused on cultivating niche communities.”

Click here to find out why women-only coworking spaces are on the rise in cities around the world.

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