Women supporting women
It’s no secret that Link Coworking is woman-owned and operated (cue line on the homepage). Link Coworking, Too and Flex are owned by Liz Elam and managed by Stormy McBride. The Link locations are currently fully staffed by an all-girl team as luck would have it and they are killin’ the game. In true entrepreneur fashion, the team behind Link has also expanded their reach to create a networking event for other women entrepreneurs… Women Who Start Shit.
This year Liz and Stormy teamed up to create Women Who Start Shit – a monthly event series where lady-preneurs from all over Austin, Texas, come to share their stories, have some wine and network. WWSS events are held once a month, typically on a Wednesday evening, and last about two hours. Each month has a different field of focus for the curated conversations sparked by their duo of guest speakers. April’s Women Who Start Shit conversation was centered around design and featured Becca Stephens and Ginger Johnson. On May 16, 2018, WWSS will be featuring Jessica Marrow Halich and Kendall Antonelli, two food entrepreneurs who are shaking up the food scene in ATX.
Women Who Start Shit was created out of Liz and Stormy’s desire to hear how other women were operating their businesses and balancing the rest of their responsibilities. “We have so much to learn from other women. Neither of us has children and yet at times we still struggle to juggle it all. It’s great to hear the perspectives of other boss ladies that not only started their own businesses but are still in the day to day of it.” said McBride.
So now, the ladies are doing more than just hosting these Women Who Start Shit events- they are opening up their coworking space, Link Coworking, to any and all women that want to get work done and network as well. Every Wednesday that Link hosts a #WWSS event, Link Coworking will open its doors for a day of free coworking and collaboration. What better way to support and link other women? Events are great, but working alongside someone else will not only connect you but motivate you.
If you and your lady gang are looking for a change of scenery, even just for the day… Liz, Stormy and the Link Crew would like to invite you to cowork with them and attend the next Women Who Start Shit event. You never know who will be in the room.