The Riveter is founded, accelerated, led, and built by women. But, it’s for everyone.
And it’s coming to Dallas.
An inclusive coworking space, The Riveter is focused on women and their work, but is open to all genders. From its professional and personal development programs to its collaborative workspaces, the Seattle-headquartered company aims to amplify the conversation surrounding gender equity in business.
Since the May 2017 launch, The Riveter says it’s been working, quickly, toward making equal opportunity a reality—the member count is up to over 2,000 and events have garnered the attention of celebrities like Maria Shriver and Jane Fonda.
“We’ve heard from women and others from across the U.S. about where they’d like to see The Riveter build community,” said Amy Nelson, founder and CEO of The Riveter, in a statement. “Frankly, we can’t build fast enough.”
And this week, fueled by a $15 million Series A funding round in December, The Riveter has announced plans for a national expansion in the country’s ‘economic hubs of entrepreneurship.’ Dallas, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, and Atlanta will join the company’s five current spots in Seattle and Los Angeles.
With the plans set to be completed by mid-2019, The Riveter says this should bring the location total to 11 by its second anniversary.
“The Series A investment that we received allows us to take The Riveter to communities where we’ve seen a huge demand from female entrepreneurs starting companies large and small,” Nelson said. “Each of these cities has a vibrant startup scene, incredible female leadership throughout the city, and a thriving business landscape that is pushing our country’s economy forward.”
Dallas was chosen because of its diverse mix of startups, small businesses, and multinational companies, according to a press release.
Joining The Riveter
The Riveter bills itself “the first all-gendered national coworking and community space helmed by women,” so each location is modeled around that very motto: “Built by Women, for Everyone.”
Becoming a member of The Riveter means gaining access to resources, mentorship, and support for any work or community ambitions. The Riveter’s member benefits were purposefully designed for women, whether it be surrounding childcare or health and wellness. Partnerships with national companies like Microsoft for Startups and Alaska Airlines aim to provide industry expert led programming.
Although open to all, The Riveter is made with intention: there’s economic power when a woman is behind it.
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