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Are you reading this article in a freezing office, wrapped up in the sweater you keep on your desk chair and put on every morning? Or maybe you’re in a one-bedroom apartment, where you work remotely and have to remember to occasionally stand close to the window for a dose of Vitamin D? Have you just read your fifth “take” of the day on the #MeToo movement and are now wondering how long it will be before the guy who sits next you asks, “Am I even allowed to say hi to women anymore?”
If the answer to any of the above is “yes,” you might want to check out women-focused co-working spaces.
Companies like The Wing in New York, RISE Collaborative Workspace in St. Louis and L.A.-based start-up Quilt have recently become big attractions, promising comfort and community for women who have grown dissatisfied with traditional work environments. The experiences vary in terms of price, membership and amenities. But all operate under the belief that spaces predominantly geared toward women are necessary, especially in the era of #MeToo and President Trump.
“Women are connecting to their instincts and voice,” said Ashley Sumner, co-founder of Quilt. “We are a platform where women can come and openly