Coworking space for moms to launch in Portland

The Women’s Plaza will include a day care provider.

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A new co-working space will include a day care provider.

Entrepreneur Glaucia Martin-Porath is launching Women’s Plaza, a coworking space for working mothers.

From the Portland Business Journal:

She has the concept and early partners nailed down, including the childcare provider. Now, she is looking for the right real estate. Once the site is selected she can finish designing the facility and open membership sign ups. Martin-Porath is looking for 6,000 to 8,000 square feet for the coworking space and another 5,000 square feet for the childcare space. She is hoping to find a building in Northeast Portland but will consider other areas if the space is right. Martin-Porath has a background working in early childhood mental health as well as manufacturing and sales. She is also the mother of two young children: Her idea for Women’s Plaza came from her own experience of trying to balance work and life.

“I asked what would I have liked to have when the children were young? The answer came quick,” she said. “A place to go to work where I had affordable quality childcare and services that helped me grow in all areas, professionally, socially, physically and emotionally.”

Women’s Plaza aims to attract freelancers, entrepreneurs and other workers who telecommute or work remotely. According to the PBJ report, Martin-Porath would break even at 100 members.