Alex West Steinman

Because co-working members in the middle of the country need diversity and inclusion just as much as those on the coasts.

Company name:
The Coven
Location:
MinneapolisMN 
Founded:
2017
Industry:
The New Girls' Networks
Cofounders:
Bethany Iverson, Erinn Farrell, Liz Giel
Alex West Steinman.  Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

In 2017, Alex West Steinman teamed up with three other Minneapolis-area PR and advertising professionals to create a femme-forward co-working space with the mission to “economically empower women by providing safe, accessible space for personal and professional transformation.” After crowdfunding its first location, the Coven grew to 500 members within a year. A second location opens in December. For every five memberships purchased, the Coven gives one to a member of the community who couldn’t afford it, “prioritizing people of color, folks from the LGBTQ community, those who are differently abled, immigrants, and veterans,” it says. The broad goal for West Steinman and her team is to corner the middle of the country (“underdog cities,” as the Coven calls them). It wants to open more than 20 locations in the next five years. --Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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Twitter:
@thecovenco
Website:
thecoven.com