Umina Beach’s newest co-working space, Work Collective, opened its doors on March 8 to help celebrate International Women’s Day with a free experience.
Both regulars and first timers to the West St office were invited to work in the space for free for the day, with a special morning tea presented to entrepreneurs.
Owner, Grace Bowe, said it delighted her to see the co-working space filled with women for the day.
“The real benefit of coming to a co-working space … is what women give themselves when they come to a dedicated space to work such as Work Collective,” Bowe said.
“The ability to just focus on their work, not be trying to juggle housework and work, and to connect with other like-minded people.”
Bowe also said it was “wonderful to hear the buzz of women doing what they do best” – connecting with each other and becoming supporters and cheerleaders for each other’s businesses.
Local business owners in attendance on Monday included high profile SEO expert, Kate Toon, owner of Belle Movement Pilates studio, Jenna Salvaterra, publisher of The Wash Online, Jonica Williams, fashion designer, Carlie Ballard, and CEO of Science Alert, Fiona MacDonald.
A welcome letter thanking women for “being the backbone of community” was also presented to attendees.
Media release, Mar 9