Date: June 10, 2015
Time: 6-8 pm
Hera Hub is celebrating:
- Our founding members
- Our first gallery show — featuring artist Diana Ludet
- Our strategic partners — Springboard Enterprises, Career 2.0, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), and NAWMBA (National Association of Women MBAs)
- Our community partner — Crunch Fitness
- Our giving partners — HOCHA Foundation (Helping Our Communities Honor Aging) and NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). Our giving partners are very important to us! Please consider bringing a donation to the event to support their programs.
- We’re excited to host Hera Hub’s founder, Felena Hanson.
About Hera Hub: Hera Hub is a shared, flexible coworking and meeting space where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. It provides members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. Hera Hub offers cost-effective monthly membership options that are suited to freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and authors. Learn more at www.HeraHub.com.
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WASHINGTON, DC, TO BE THE FIRST FRANCHISE LOCATION TO OPEN FOR SAN DIEGO-BASED COWORKING COMPANY
The first franchise location for San Diego-founded coworking space Hera Hub, will open on June 10, 2015, in Friendship Heights. This opening marks the first of the company’s extensive plans to franchise in order to support 20,000 women who are working to grow their businesses over the next five years. Hera Hub currently has three locations in San Diego County: Carlsbad, Mission Valley, and Sorrento Valley.
Expanding to the East Coast, specifically DC, was a strategic decision made by Hera Hub founder Felena Hanson as, according to a study done by personal finance website Nerd Wallet, Building Front DC ranks number one in female entrepreneurs, with nearly 35 percent of its businesses owned by women. Hanson selected Washington, DC, franchise owner Julia Westfall because of her experience with education and her own entrepreneurial ventures, which have included work in finance, human resources, marketing, and sales.
Hanson says: “I’m elated to have Julia join the Hera Hub team. Her passion for supporting women, coupled with her natural ability to connect and create community, gave me the confidence to grant her the first franchise location.”
“We are thrilled to be taking this final step and officially opening the doors of Hera Hub DC” says Westfall. “It’s been an exciting year. Not only will we have a space to serve as a platform for the incredible community of women business owners in the DC Metro area to collaborate with each other, but we will continue to build strategic alliances with other organizations and resources to support them in achieving their business goals.”
When designing the DC workspace, Westfall aimed to create a professional space where women can relax and be their most productive and creative. Before the opening the space, Westfall successfully built a founding membership base while working out of a temporary location. With the goal of having 50 members by the summer, the DC Hera Hub location will create a unique community that will bring women’s passions and experience together.
Ahead of the grand opening, Hera Hub DC has already appeared in Washingtonian magazine and garnered an honorable mention in Bisnow’s “9 Hot DC Co-Working Spaces.” Westfall is confident that the DC market will be receptive to the standout aesthetic that Hera Hub offers.