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For entrepreneurs, a coworking space can be the perfect place for a great idea to take root. Without a designated office to go to every day, freelancers, artists, and independent business owners can rent a desk in these hip spaces, which serve not just as an alternative to the noisy coffee shop, but also as a networking spot, where connections are made and ideas forged.

Indeed, coworking has been on the rise for years. The most infamous coworking company, WeWork, has 120,000 customers in more than 150 offices across the globe, and is worth a stunning $20 billion. But not everyone loves this trend. Some women find the spaces on offer so packed full of men who work in the tech industry, they might as well be called "broworking" spaces.

As the #MeToo and Time's Up movements shine a light on some of the hazards of working while female, coworking hubs for women and people who identify as non-binary are popping up around the country.

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http://theweek.com/articles/759527/rise-womenonly-coworking-spaces

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