The latest entrant, Blackbird, focuses on women of color and will open its first location in Los Angeles next month.
Programming will focus on women of color, said founder and L.A.-based designer Bridgid Coulter.
Coulter said she was inspired to create Blackbird last summer, when her design firm was looking for a new space.
Coulter said that while she didn’t feel unwelcome in other co-working spaces, she described an intangible benefit of spaces where women of color aren’t in the minority.
Women of color are consistently underrepresented in the workplace, studies have shown and in surveys, have described microaggressions, unconscious bias, and double standards, according to a Harvard Business Review article in March.
Around 10 of the roughly 75 or so people who have already expressed interest in working at Blackbird are not women of color, a point Coulter called “Vital.”
“It’s for women of color and allies.”