When Meagan Ward, founder and CEO of Creatively Flawless, met client-turned-business-partner Ashleigh Brock they immediately bonded over the need for a physical space to connect and support other women in business. Next thing you know, Femology was born. Femology is a membership-based business lounge expected to open July 2017 in the mecca of downtown Detroit.
“Years ago, when my business started to pick up, I was working on client work in a tight one-bedroom apartment, meeting clients in coffee shops, hosting workshops in libraries and working out of expensive hourly co-working spaces, says Ward.
“I noticed they all had a masculine edge and didn’t directly support the dynamics of women in business. With many women-owned businesses growing within Detroit, it was time that we had a space that was dedicated to us and for us. Femology will be [that]. It was created to support the modern woman’s experience in the world of business from self-care, and social needs to financial support.”
On the heels of opening Detroit’s first modern business lounge for women, Black Enterprise caught up with Ward to learn more about Femology.
BE: How will Femology support and celebrate Detroit women entrepreneurs?
Meagan Ward: Femology will house over 100+ women-owned brands. We’ll have femininely crafted and curated business workshops, seminars, and socials, specifically tailored for millennial women in business. Aside from our events, we will also support our members in hosting their own events and initiatives from launch parties, book clubs, photo-shoots, webinars/workshops and small panel discussions.
The business lounge amenities includes:
• A women’s based book collection
• A gourmet coffee station
• Stylish desks & office chairs
• A lounge area with comfortable seating
• Personal mailboxes for members
• Late hours as well as weekends
BE: What are the benefits of membership?
Ward: Every month, our members will have access to our beautifully designed
business lounge to hold meetings, connect with other women and
attend special events. A portion of membership funds will go toward the Femology grant, which will support two women-owned startups each year. In addition, recipients will receive expert services from a host of partners in accounting, law, branding, public relations and marketing.