SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of international expansion, female-focused coworking space Hera Hub signed its second licensing agreement to open in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. This will be the Southern California-based company's fifth location in the U.S., which will further Hera Hub's mission of supporting over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their businesses by 2020.
Leading Hera Hub's expansion into Arizona is Shatha Barbour. Barbour's first actions as licensee are to build the community while securing space for the Phoenix location. "Since I discovered Hera Hub, I knew that this was my mission in life: to create, nurture, and grow an environment that provides continuous inspiration and support for female entrepreneurs. The energy and collaboration I felt and saw in action was intoxicating! Phoenix is exploding with entrepreneurial energy, and I'm honored to bring Hera Hub's female wisdom and voice to enhance the city's business environment," said Barbour.
Phoenix and its surrounding metropolitan areas are growing at a rapid rate, forecasted to be the #4 largest city by 2020. Phoenix is intent on bolstering its small business and entrepreneurial environment to compete with other large cities due to a number of favorable factors. This makes it a prime location to open a Hera Hub and support the female entrepreneurial market.
"We see Phoenix/Scottsdale as the perfect market to expand Hera Hub's reach, not only because it's a hotbed for female founders, but because it is host to so many growing industries, such as aerospace and defense, technology and innovation, renewable energy, bioscience, optics, and advanced manufacturing," said Felena Hanson, Hera Hub's founder. "Shatha Barbour is a natural connector, the perfect person to lead and support women in the region."
Felena Hanson will also be speaking at Phoenix Startup Week on Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. on the Keys to Building a Scalable Business - http://sched.co/9Plv. #yesPHX
Hera Hub's shared workspaces serve women across multiple industries, from biotech and high-tech, business operations, legal advisors, and tax professionals to artists, designers, educators, and creative experts. The spaces, which offer an open layout, lend to collaboration across industries. Weekly educational seminars, intensive workshops, and one-on-one mentoring also strengthen the business acumen and ties among members. While Hera Hub was designed by women, for women, it is open to all independent workers who value collaboration and community.
For more information about Hera Hub Phoenix, visit www.HeraHub.com/Phoenix.
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. The platform 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 for freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and authors. The company was founded in San Diego, California in 2011. www.HeraHub.com and www.HeraHubExpansion.com
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