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Thriving Together: The Power of Building in Community

Here's the deal, coworking is so much more than just finding a desk - it's about building a community that has your back and helps you reach your dreams. Not only do these spaces provide a chill work environment, but they're also great for networking and offer amenities that make it easy to take a break from your home office. Plus, let's be real, women face some serious obstacles when starting and growing their own businesses, so coworking spaces offer a super supportive and safe space to share resources and grow your biz.

Coworking spaces are the ultimate destination for all of us who aren't afraid to think outside the box, challenge the status quo, and collaborate with others to achieve our goals. Step inside femme x and you'll find a community of women who are blazing new trails in their industries, inspiring each other to reach new heights, and changing the face of business as we know it. Research has shown that sharing resources and collaborating with others can have a significant impact on our success. Coworking spaces that encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing are more effective than traditional offices at helping people develop new skills and achieve their goals. By working together, we can leverage our strengths and overcome our weaknesses, ultimately leading to greater success and satisfaction.

Coworking isn’t a revolution, it’s been around forever and is inherent in the way women thrive in community, their homes, and their work. Women are total badasses when it comes to collaboration and innovation. A study out of Northwestern found that “mixed-gender teams produced work that was significantly more novel and more impactful on average, and that teams with gender-balanced ratios close to or equal to 50:50 had the highest likelihood of novel and impactful results.” Further, while mixed gender teams are critical to innovation and progress, women still need a close network of peers to learn from and grow alongside. A study from Harvard Business Review finds that “while both men and women benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women who also have an inner circle of close female contacts are more likely to land executive positions with greater authority and higher pay, while there was no link found for the success of men in terms of the gender composition of their inner circles.” We know this ladies. This is why we do what we do. Building close connections with other women that can share their own personal experiences of where they’ve been and how they have navigated challenges is more than just a novelty.

Women are a driving force in the American economy, with women-owned businesses contributing over $1 trillion dollars annually. Despite this incredible achievement, women still face a plethora of obstacles when trying to establish and expand their own companies. These roadblocks include limited access to capital, insufficient training and educational resources, a shortage of mentors, and unfair hiring practices based on outdated and misguided gender stereotypes. And let's not forget the major discrepancy in funding between female and male founders. It's time to smash through these barriers and give women the support they need to soar to new heights.

Women have a unique ability to collaborate and create new opportunities. Women-owned businesses contribute over $1 trillion dollars annually to the American economy, yet women still face numerous challenges when trying to start and grow their own companies. The most significant of these challenges are lack of access to capital, limited resources for training and education, difficulty finding mentors, low levels of funding for female founders (compared with male founders), discrimination in hiring practices based on gender stereotypes like "women aren't good at math" or "men make better leaders than women."

In the end, coworking is about building community. We're seeing more and more that this is something women are naturally good at doing. They are great collaborators and founders who want to create opportunities for each other so they can all succeed together. As women continue to grow their businesses and succeed in spite of obstacles like sexism in the workplace or lack of access to capital, it will be important for them to have safe spaces where they can share resources with each other--and that's exactly what femme x offers!

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