Coworking Bravely opens for female entrepreneurs in Broken Arrow.
Helping female entrepreneurs succeed in business is the mission at Coworking Bravely, a women-only working space that owner Sarah Aschkenas opened in August 2019 in Broken Arrow’s revitalized downtown Rose District.
“There are many flexible options here because women are often juggling a lot of responsibilities, so some women tenants come here just a couple of times a month while others are here almost every day,” Aschkenas says. “Tenants can access the building whenever they want, so several women come only in the evenings or weekends when they have child care.”
Aschkenas says Coworking Bravely is exactly the kind of space women need, especially in the days of COVID-19, giving them a dedicated workspace where they can get more done than they could do at home.
“It offers them a distraction-free zone where they can mentally do their work in a positive environment and then go home to deal with that aspect of their lives,” she says. “I have about 50 tenants going into 2021 and room for more.”
Courageously Chasing Their Dreams
The building on West Commercial Street features 2,300 square feet of tall ceilings, a kitchenette, multiple conference rooms and space to host workshops, parties, showers, educational events and more.
Aschkenas says her women tenants are involved in businesses such as interior design, architecture, social media, website design, marketing, accounting, insurance and online retail, as well as published authors working on new books.
“As for the name, Coworking Bravely represents women trying to start their own business or working from home rather than a traditional 9-to-5 job, trying to courageously do what they want with their dreams while balancing responsibilities they have outside of the work world,” she says. “I want to continue helping that community of women in Broken Arrow who are bravely trying to live differently.”