Issue #17: D.C.'s first women-only coworking space opens

Hello and good morning, Capital Women readers and listeners! A lot has happened since the last issue, and we're so excited to show you exactly what you should know. For the first time, Washington, D.C. has a women-only coworking space (which has gotten rather mixed reviews). There is also a new resource that lists coworking spaces and workshops that are female-focused. But before all of that, listen to Capital Women's interview with Tara Huber, the founder of Take Five Meditation.

  • A non-profit that provides “judgment-free opportunities” for women, called Girl Develop It, hopes to get is D.C. chapter reactivated. [Technical.ly DC]
  • Washington, D.C.’s first women-only coworking space, called The Wing, has opened. [Washingtonian]
  • Not all reactions to The Wing have been positive, though. [The Washington Post]
  • Here’s a new resource for those searching for additional coworking spaces and workshops that are female-focused. [Washington City Paper]
  • These women are on a mission to change how Millennial moms of color are perceived by brands. [Black Enterprise]
  • April 18: For women, trans, and gender-nonconforming people, this class teaches guests how to defend themself.
  • April 21: Join the National March Against Rape Culture.
  • April 23: At Atlas Brew Works, join Collective Action for Safe Spaces to celebrate their work over the past year building safe public spaces for everyone.
  • April 25: Join Six Degrees Society D.C. for a night of curated networking and a moderated panel of experts discussing what it means to be both fashionable and sustainable.
  • May 10: 225 local activists, leaders, community partners, and reproductive health champions will join together for a benefit that will support Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Michelle Goldchain contributed to this newsletter.