As traditional offices begin to diminish, remote working has increased. This has left room for niche coworking spaces to thrive. That’s what led Vandhana Ramanathan and Jinal Patel to launch WSquare, a women-centric coworking space.
Ramanathan and Patel started on this journey after establishing a digital marketing company that allowed them to work with 30 other women from various job sectors who quit previous jobs to watch after their homes. As the company grew, they found a need to be in an office environment.
“There are a number of mundane activities that demanded their attention, distracting them. So, the work that normally took two hours would take 4-5 hours. Also, the motivational factor was missing,” Ramanathan said.
Learning from their employees and personal experience, the two decided to create an atmosphere where women could work and motivate one another.
Now, WSquare is a 40-seat space that houses women entrepreneurs, freelancers, professionals, startups, legal teams and more. The office also offers internships for students.
Ramanathan said that the space offers on-site groceries, beauty services and homemade food to reduce at-home stress.