Flexible space provider WeWork plans to offer 100 women-led businesses in the U.S. with workspaces for up to 10 employees for a year, plus mentorship, as part of its Women For Tomorrow initiative to help the businesses shape a more equitable future.
WeWork currently has three coworking locations in Bellevue and eight in Seattle.
Women-led businesses must be located in or near cities in which WeWork operates. Businesses can apply for the program beginning March 16 up until the 31st, according to a news release today announcing the program.
WeWork has a website to sign up for updates on the Women for Tomorrow program, including when applications will open.
WeWork has partnered with the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting women through economic and social programs, to help identify and select businesses that are focused on driving equality, as well as to support women’s empowerment in underserved regions of the world, the news release said. WeWork also will offer the program to 63 women-led companies in Latin America. The total workspace and mentorship is worth about $5 million, WeWork said.
WeWork will offer the selected companies space through its WeWork All Access program, which provides members with access to 859 WeWork locations around the world.