The world has been toying with the idea of women only coworking spaces. Such spaces exist in several cities of the world including New York, London, China, San Francisco and so on. The buzz has been around the need for women only coworking spaces in India. Well, looks like we did require them and someone has come up with a solution! Wsquare Coworking is a women-only coworking space in Chennai. They also plan to open more spaces all over the country. So, what made the founders Vandhana and Jinal to start a woman only coworking space and what are they doing in this space. Let’s find out below
The Inspiration Behind Starting WSquare Coworking
Jinal Patel, Co-founder of WSquare coworking says “When a woman wants to start her own business, the first obstacle is the investment, second is the networking and third is the right direction. WSquare aims at solving these issues by providing an affordable office with all amenities taken care of, so the sole purpose of the startup is to grow their business. With a furnished office environment and virtual office facilities, WSquare hopes to make the challenge easier for a women entrepreneur.”
When a woman wants to start her own business, the first obstacle is the investment, second is the networking and third is the right direction.
– Jinal Patel, Co-founder WSquare Coworking
Vandhana and Jinal’s motivation behind the coworking space is to “Bring Women Back to Work”. Vandhana Ramanathan, co-founder WSQuare Coworking shares “Today, 78% of women quit their jobs when they enter Motherhood and WSquare’s mission is to “Bring Women Back“. Also, our research shows that Working from Home in an Indian Scenario is not productive!”
Today, 78% of women quit their jobs when they enter Motherhood and WSquare’s mission is to “Bring Women Back.
– Vandhana Ramanathan, Co-founder WSquare Coworking
Special Features Of WSquare Coworking
WSquare provides the usual facilities that other coworking spaces provide, which are a dedicated desk with Wi-Fi, Conference Room, Unlimited Tea/Coffee, Printer Facility, 24/7 Power Backup and so on.
However,what makes them stand out from others are the special privileges and opportunities for women. Some of the features that are unique to WSquare are:
Ergonomic Chairs and Air-Purified Environment for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
Women Centric Workshops and Events Curated Every Weekend
Home Cooks on Delivery for Lunch & Dinner
Online Training Programs
Back to Work Opportunities for Women
Pet-friendly Sit out
Concierge service – grocery, fruits & vegetables, beauty-on-call
WConnect – India’s First Mobile App for women was also launched on 8th July 2017, that provides work from home opportunities and special offers for women from various top brands in India.
Not Just a Coworking Space, Also Solving Several Issues for Women Entrepreneurs
The founders at WSquare understand the various issues that women face while getting back to their professions after starting a family. At WSquare, they solve this issue by providing not just a working space, but an eco-system that enables a woman to focus on her work without getting distracted from the emotional worry of kids to the mundane job of buying vegetables or that ticking time-bomb called depression! With partners, we provide a support eco-system that enables women to be focused on their work at the same time be emotionally connected with their family and personal needs.