Innovation That Matters

Work spaces for women entrepreneurs

Work & Lifestyle

Innovative being spaces and non-traditional offices are familiar concepts to regular Springwise readers, including those that are tailored to specific audiences. Recently, one of our spotters alerted us to a work space in New York that’s geared not just to women, but to women entrepreneurs. In Good Company offers women who are launching and growing their own businesses a place to work, meet and learn. Located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, the company’s loft-style office provides members with everything they need to impress a client or just get work done. Featuring wood floors and exposed brick walls adorned by rotating artist installations, the space includes a large conference room that seats 25, meeting rooms that seat four, open work stations with privacy desk dividers, and a lounge with comfy sofas, reading materials and live plants. Wifi, basic printing and faxing, water and endless coffee are all free, while storage space, reception services and package delivery are available as well. Business-building seminars, workshops and lunches can expand members’ expertise, while cocktail minglers and salon forums provide opportunities for networking and fun. Basic membership begins at USD 300 per year, with a-la-carte pricing on meeting and desk space. Upgrade options range from USD 125 to USD 375 per month. Women own some 10 million businesses in the US, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research, and you can bet not all of them have cushy offices with meeting rooms and reception. One to bring to female entrepreneurs in the rest of the country–and the world? (Related: More work spaces for parentsMembers’ clubs for momsBeing spaces for parents and writers.) Spotted by: LiRon K. Anderson-Bell



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