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By AnaMaria Bech
The WB Collective is a woman-focused coworking space created by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), and it is more than just a workplace; it’s a community where women from diverse backgrounds come together to share their expertise, support one another’s endeavors, and spark groundbreaking ideas. The beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated space, located at 401 St. Joseph Street in New Orleans, exudes an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity.
At the WB Collective, diversity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a guiding principle. Two Latinas play pivotal roles on the team. Katerine García, the Director of Operations of the WBEC South, brings her extensive experience in supplier diversity, always finds ways to connect women, and provides mentorship and growth opportunities for their companies. “We have built a strong community of women who understand and support each other’s challenges and aspirations,” says Katherine.
Karla López-Gammage is the Director of the WB Collective. She ensures that entrepreneurs have everything they need to work and thrive and that events become memorable. As Karla says, “Social expectations and mentorship opportunities are major hurdles to success for women,” she believes “being in a space that understands how much of a disadvantage women business owners are in helps the woman entrepreneur in so many ways.”
Katherine and Karla represent the broader spirit of the WBEC South, which aims to empower women entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and break down barriers for women executives and CEOs. Their stories are a testament to the incredible potential of diverse perspectives in driving innovation and success.
Beyond its coworking memberships, mailboxes, luxury common spaces, private offices, dedicated desks, and smart meeting rooms, the WB Collective boasts a stunning event space for rent. “When women are surrounded by leaders like themselves, in a setting like ours, they feel inspired rather than the need to be competitive,” adds Karla.
This versatile venue has become a destination for hosting seminars, workshops, and networking events. Its charming architectural details and modern amenities make it the perfect place to host gatherings that inspire collaboration and growth.
“When you’re seeking an opportunity to connect, think of the WB Collective as your go-to resource,” says Katherine. Whether you’re looking for a workspace that inspires creativity, reflects your innovative personality, connects you to resources to grow personally and professionally, and helps leverage your network, or if you are ready to host an event in a stunning venue for your next event, the WB Collective has it all, making it a hub for empowerment and entrepreneurship in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.