When it comes to taking coworking offices to another level, it sometimes seems like it’s all been done already. A handful of niche-specific shared office spaces open their doors daily all across the country, but despite this fact, there are still few coworking hubs aimed specifically at women.
Luckily, larger cities have recognized this market gap and have decided to actually do something to fill the void. San Francisco and New York have been pioneers in this regard, standing out from the myriad of similar coworking office spaces, tailoring their services to meet the specific needs of women.
Take a look at some of the best, coolest coworking spaces for women in San Fran and The Big Apple:
Located at the very heart of the Financial District, The Wing is situated in a desirable part of town, close to other businesses, tons of cafés and restaurants, and many other perks. The Wing advertises itself as a growing community of women who gather here to work, connect, and thrive.
Run exclusively by a group of ambitious women, the team is made up of individuals with different kinds of backgrounds. They are headquartered in New York, but have already worked on opening 13 coworking spaces in different parts of the country, as well as in London and Toronto. Their San Francisco location offers gorgeous shared offices, sun-drenched corners, a spacious pump room, an on-site café, and will soon also feature a fitness center and even more room to spread out.
A non-profit supported entirely by donations and membership fees, San Fran’s Double Union was born after a few of its founders met at a feminist conference. Recognizing the need for women-oriented makerspaces, the co-founders initiated a coworking hub that offers a welcoming and comfortable space for women to work on their projects.
Double Union opened its doors in 2013 and because of massive demand, moved to a larger space in 2015. Although it does not accept drop-ins, signing up as a regular member will likely bring you a string of benefits. All individuals who are part of Double Union have access to the myriad of on-site amenities, including 3D printers, CNC machines, hand tools, drawing utensils, silk screening tools, electronics, sewing and fiber arts, along with a well-stocked library.
The Hivery is yet another female-fueled coworking hub, open to everyone, located in the Mill Valley community of the northern outskirts of the city. A more central office space is set to open its doors this Fall, right on the bay at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.
The Hivery promises to be much more than a coworking hub aimed at women since it also advertises itself as an inspiration lab. Anyone can work in a gorgeous shared space, be inspired, learn, receive mentoring, connect with other members of the community, attend workshops and events, and even rent out private office spaces.
Advertising themselves as New York City’s premier collaboration hub for women and women-identified, Luminary is a chic and trendy shared office space with the main goal of building professional relationships between members. All the spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and the hub offers general networking events along with professional presentations in self-development as well.
There are six membership options to choose from, with some offering unlimited access, whilst others offer day passes. Corporate memberships allow multiple members of the same entrepreneurial venture to access the coworking hub and use all the on-site amenities available.
The Wing Bryant Park
Situated in Midtown Manhattan, The Wing in Bryant Park offers a fantastic location for anyone looking to enjoy easy access to a wide range of amenities. Shops, restaurants, chic cafés, and bars are all within a stone’s throw , as are parks and major public transport routes.
While the coworking office hasn’t opened its doors to the public yet, you should definitely keep your eyes peeled in this regard and make sure you’re among the first to grab a membership package to this stunning, modern shared office space.
The Wing Soho
The largest The Wing office can be found in the Soho neighborhood, in Lower Manhattan, opening in 2017. It offers gorgeous shared office spaces, a quiet room, a pump room, a beauty room, showers, lockers, phone booths and conference rooms, along with the on-site Perch café.
Although all available amenities are definitive assets, The Wing is mostly well-known for its fantastic collaborative events and enviable community atmosphere. If you want to feel seen, empowered, and share ideas with other like-minded women, this is definitely the place to be!
The Wing Dumbo
Last but not least, we have The Wing’s Dumbo location. Overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and offering privileged city views that will surely inspire you as you tackle your daily tasks, compared to previous The Wing locations, the Dumbo office also offers an on-site wellness center and a podcast room for your next recording.
The coworking hub is open throughout the week, welcoming members between 8 AM and 9 PM on weekdays and between 10 AM and 6 PM on weekends. The women-empowerment atmosphere is also prevalent here, so you can’t go wrong if this shared office becomes your go-to space.