New York, NY – March 8, 2023 – In celebration of International Women’s Day, WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading global flexible space provider, today announced a partnership with Equality Now, an international human rights organization that works to protect and promote the rights of all women and girls around the world. Through the partnership, WeWork will provide Equality Now’s global employees with access to flexible workspaces that can help foster innovation through collaboration to help support the organization’s work.
During the pandemic, Equality Now became a fully dispersed organization, enabling it to recruit incredible talent from cities and countries across the globe. Today, Equality Now has staff in 20 countries working to achieve legal and systemic changes that address violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.
As the exclusive flexible workspace provider to Equality Now, WeWork is providing the organization with private office space in New York City and London where staff can come together, collaborate and foster a free flow of ideas and strategies.
In addition, WeWork is providing Equality Now’s global employees with WeWork All Access memberships, allowing them to access work space around the world, including Costa Rica, England, India, Scotland, South Africa and Washington, D.C. WeWork All Access is a monthly membership to intentionally designed coworking spaces – with 24/7 access in select locations, complimentary business essentials, and the ability to book private offices by the day and meeting rooms by the hour with your included credits on the WeWork app. By utilizing WeWork All Access, Equality Now can continue to be a global employer and offer its staff a flexible and connected working environment.
“Equality Now strives to be a best in class employer and so we want to ensure we have an accessible and flexible working environment for a team that works on the world’s most important issues,” said S. Mona Sinha, Global Executive Director of Equality Now. “The partnership allows our global team to have a touchstone in New York, London and many other cities to connect with each other to learn, share, collaborate and secure the rights of women and girls.”
“WeWork is thrilled to partner with Equality Now to provide its team with spaces where it can foster collaboration and further its critical work supporting women and girls around the world,” said Lauren Fritts, Chief Corporate Affairs and Marketing Officer at WeWork. “Partnerships like this are central to WeWork’s purpose to harness the power of community to make a positive impact, and we look forward to welcoming the Equality Now team to our spaces across the globe.”
The partnership with Equality Now is part of WeWork’s broader Impact work, through which the flexible space provider is committed to supporting underserved communities and empowering economic opportunity. In addition to its ongoing work to raise the visibility of women and marginalized genders in the workplace, WeWork has launched programs like the Women For Tomorrow Initiative, which provided women-led businesses with up to $5 million worth of workspace and mentorship in the U.S. and Latin America.
WeWork (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.
About Equality Now
Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an international human rights organization that works to protect and promote the rights of all women and girls around the world. Our campaigns are centered on four program areas: Legal Equality, End Sexual Violence, End Harmful Practices, and End Sexual Exploitation, with a cross-cutting focus on the unique needs of adolescent girls. Equality Now combines grassroots activism with international, regional, and national legal advocacy to achieve legal and systemic change to benefit all women and girls and works to ensure that governments enact and enforce laws and policies that uphold their rights. Equality Now is a global organization with partners and members all around the world. You’ll find our 70+ team across the world in places such as Benin, Beirut, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, London, Geneva, San Jose, New York, Nairobi, Tbilisi, Washington DC among others. For more information, visit equalitynow.org.