From coworking for senior citizens to social clubs for people of color, these spaces allow marginalized identities to form strong communities

The working world can often feel alienating for people of marginalized identities, and even though workspaces are slowly becoming more diverse, a lack of social connections or mentorship can slow career progress for these groups. Now, new spaces are opening that plan to empower underrepresented people to connect in community-driven workspaces. From The Wing to Ethels Club, here are the spaces helping form the basis of a thriving, diverse workforce.

The Wing
Women-focused coworking space and social club The Wing also offers a scholarship program, giving free access to its spaces, amenities, and community for women who cannot afford a membership. The majority of the recipients are LGBTQ or people of color working on issues such as gender equality or justice reform.

Senior Planet
In a push toward tech-savviness, coworking space Senior Planet empowers adults over the age of 60 to learn the ins and outs of new technology. Offering classes on topics like computer essentials and social media, Senior Planet empowers older adults. In addition to providing classes, gadgets and workspaces, the center also hosts free workshops.

The Riveter
Based in Seattle, coworking space The Riveter opens it doors to female entrepreneurs. The company strives for gender equity, allowing its members to focus on work and getting ahead. The Riveter is broadening its network with new inclusive spaces across five cities offering access to people of all genders, ethnicities, ages, and abilities.

Ethels Club
Set to open in Brooklyn in November, the New York City-based Ethels Club is the first private social club exclusively meant for people of color. The space offers a network of workspaces, curated programming, and events for its members. Professionals can also sign up for a house membership or events membership.


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The working world can often feel alienating for people of marginalized identities, and even though workspaces are slowly becoming more diverse, a lack of social connections or mentorship can slow career progress for these groups. Now, new spaces are opening that plan to empower underrepresented people to connect in community-driven workspaces. From The Wing to Ethels Club, here are the spaces helping form the basis of a thriving, diverse workforce.

The Wing Women-focused coworking space and social club The Wing also offers a scholarship program, giving free access to its spaces, amenities, and community for women who cannot afford a membership. The majority of the recipients are LGBTQ or people of color working on issues such as gender equality or justice reform.