WeWork Launches 2022 Inclusion and Diversity Cohort to Champion Minority Businesses

Applications now open to Black, AAPI, Latinx and Native American business leaders in Atlanta, Boston and Charlotte to join initiative focused on collaboration and connection

Boston, MA – September 1, 2022 – WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading flexible space provider, today announced the 2022 Inclusion and Diversity Cohort, an initiative that aims to empower Black, AAPI, Latinx and Native American business leaders in Atlanta, Boston and Charlotte by unlocking access to the WeWork community. 

WeWork’s inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Cohort launched last year in Boston in response to a study conducted by Duke University, The New School and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston that notes the implications of the widening wealth gap amongst minority individuals on the city’s overall economic prosperity and growth. Given the correlation between wealth and business creation (as confirmed in a recent Brookings study), WeWork’s Inclusion and Diversity Cohort aims to provide a solution to some of these disparities by helping to create a collaborative environment for Black, AAPI, Latinx and Native American business leaders to support their success. 

In the initiative’s second year, the Inclusion and Diversity Cohort is expanding to Atlanta and Charlotte to unite minority business leaders from all three cities. The fourteen individuals accepted into the program will receive a complimentary one-year WeWork All Access membership, a subscription-style product that provides access to hundreds of WeWork locations across the globe, offering flexibility to support unique work schedules and location needs. Participants in the cohort will also join a series of discussion circles with leaders specializing in a variety of business topics and have access to member connections within WeWork’s community.

“WeWork is excited to launch the 2022 Inclusion and Diversity Cohort in Atlanta, Boston and Charlotte as part of our continued commitment to championing opportunity for all,” said Roberto Concepción, Jr., Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity and Employment Counsel at WeWork. “At WeWork, we strive to create a community where everyone feels welcomed and celebrated, and recognize that minority-owned businesses have historically faced unique challenges. We look forward to supporting the minority business leaders in this year’s cohort with some of the resources that can propel their success.”

More information about WeWork’s 2022 Inclusion and Diversity Cohort and the online application 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.