The last year saw women’s rights campaigns make some substantial strides towards achieving the dream of an equal society. Issues of gender sensitivity, women empowerment, feminism, and providing equal opportunities to people who have been historically marginalized came to the forefront. Movements such as the #MeToo campaign and social groups such as ‘The Silence Breakers’ strove to highlight how gender bias still persists in society, while women from all walks of life made themselves heard through social media and activism.
Inspired by how everyday women are creating a force for equality and goodness in the world, 91springboard, India’s largest and coolest coworking community, recently announced a ‘Free Co-working Week’ for women, between the 5th to the 10th of March, the week that bookends International Women’s Day on March 8th. During this week, female members of 91springboard’s client community can avail every service offered by the coworking space provider without any charge. The offer will be available across all the 15 hubs operated by 91springboard.
Additionally, 91springboard will also host events under the ‘Women Entrepreneurs League’ initiative, which aims to create a community where women entrepreneurs to learn from, motivate, and inspire one another to achieve their business ambitions. Through this league, 91springboard aims to help its women members collaborate and maximize the abundant resource bank available at its hubs and make the most of the networking opportunities 91springboard has to offer to start, grow, and lead their respective businesses to new frontiers of success. WE League’s events for the Free Coworking Week for Women include a session on Women’s Health and Wellness at 91springboard’s Noida – Sector – 63 Hub and an event themed around ‘6 Steps to Make Your Dream a Reality’ at its hub in Sector 18, Gurgaon.
91springboard has frequently organized, hosted, or participated in events supporting issues of gender equality and women empowerment, particularly in the modern workplace. Last year, 91springboard has partnered with Sheroes, an empowerment platform run exclusively by, and for, women professionals to help provide them with the best of skill development and employment opportunities. Furthermore, 91springboard will host interactive sessions on various topics related to entrepreneurship and business, presided over by women mentors. The focus on women speakers comes after a lot of women expressed that they felt more comfortable talking to women entrepreneurs and could better relate to their journey and perspective. In fact, according to some participants, the lack of women mentors and speakers is one of the major reasons why it’s common to see fewer women attending many corporate events across India.
While supporting women in their entrepreneurial ambitions, 91springboard’s thriving coworking culture has also led to the development of numerous formal and informal micro-communities, arising out of a diverse range of shared passions, from baking to art to digital marketing. 91springboard aims to further popularize the development of such communities as it helps their members, male and female, to create an independent social circle of friends with whom they can unwind and relax, all while enjoying the success of being part of a generation of women who are leading the charge to tansform India!