WeWork, Laddrr Launch Initiative to Support Working Moms, Reduce the Motherhood Penalty

WeWork to increase visibility to various roles across nine cities, offer discounted WeWork All Access memberships to provide working moms with flexible office solutions

New York, NY – August 26, 2022 – WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading flexible space provider, and Laddrr, a new platform that seeks to prevent mid-career drop-off among working moms, announced today an initiative that bolsters Laddrr’s commitment to reducing the motherhood penalty while providing working parents with increased visibility to WeWork jobs and flexible workspace. 

Through the initiative, WeWork has offered to provide Laddrr users with increased visibility to open roles at the flexible space provider and cross-list relevant, open job positions on the Laddrr Talent Hub platform. The WeWork roles span a variety of functions, including Community, Facilities, Security, Sales, Technology, Finance and the People team, and are based in Austin, Bellevue, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. 

To help bring working women back into office settings, WeWork will also provide Laddrr users with 50% off WeWork All Access membership fees for three months. WeWork All Access is a subscription-style product that provides access to hundreds of WeWork locations across the globe, thereby providing working parents with greater flexibility to support their own unique work schedules and location needs.  

“WeWork is thrilled to work with Laddrr to help women at all stages of their careers succeed,” said Susan Catalano, Chief People Officer at WeWork. “Working moms face unique burdens in their careers and in the workplace, and we’re grateful to utilize the Laddrr platform to increase awareness of open WeWork roles with this community. We are especially excited to highlight positions across a variety of functions, levels and flexibility in and out-of-office work, so that parents can pursue positions that work best for them, and we look forward to WeWork All Access providing parents with flexibility.” 

Laddrr launched on May 5 to help working parents plan and manage both children and a thriving career, with the ultimate goal of helping to eradicate the ‘motherhood penalty’ – a pay gap many working moms face during their careers.  

Through Laddr, young adults, parents-to-be, parents, corporate managers and policymakers have access to vital resources and information to inform their life and career choices, policy making and management decisions. Laddrr also brings together a wealth of learning from parents at different stages as well as experts and partner organizations and includes relevant job listings with partner companies. The Laddrr Talent Hub platform allows for users to filter job listings by a number of criteria including hours worked and optionality for remote work – ideal for working moms or those seeking to return to the workforce.

“I’ve seen firsthand the motherhood penalty that many women face in the workplace, and one of the first steps to eliminating that penalty is to equip working moms with the proper tools and resources,” said Kirthiga Reddy, a Laddrr Founding Member, President of Athena Tech II and a member of WeWork’s Board of Directors. “Working parents need flexibility, and WeWork All Access will provide Laddrr users with the ultimate flexibility in accessing workspace, so that they can create an individualized career path that works best for them.” 

As part of the collaboration, WeWork and Laddrr will also host public lunch and learn sessions in September with TheLi.st, a community of high-impact leaders in media, technology, business and entrepreneurship. The events will foster discussions designed to empower women in the workforce, featuring speakers from TheLi.st’s network including: 

  • Adda Birnir, CEO of Skillcrush
  • Susan Chapman Hughes, Independent Director at Toast, Inc. and Independent Director at The J.M. Smucker Co., Former American Express EVP and SVP
  • Archana Gilravi, SVP Strategy, Programs, and Partnerships at Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
  • Lisen Stromberg, CEO and Co-Founder at PrismWork and Author of Work, Pause, Thrive
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Marshall Plan for Moms and Author of Pay Up; Former Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code
  • Samantha Ettus, Founder and CEO of Park Place Payments and Author of The Pie Life

More information about these events and a registration form can be found here.

About WeWork

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 Laddrr

Laddrr is reimagining the landscape for working women — from young adults to empty nesters, so that ten million moms across the globe can keep climbing higher. Laddrr will be the most comprehensive resource hub for planning and managing both children and thriving careers. The platform allows young adults, parents-to-be, parents, corporate managers and policy makers to find vital information to inform their life and career choices, policy making and management decisions. Laddrr also brings together a wealth of learning from parents at different stages as well as partner organizations. For more information, visit www.laddrr.com.