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June 2020 News

Has your work/life perspective changed?

As we wait for circumstances to be safe enough for the majority of businesses to open, we want to hear whether your needs for a family-friendly coworking space have changed, as well as what insights you may have for us about your working-from-home experience during Covid. Please help us by completing the survey below, especially if you are doing so for the first time.

We are always looking for:
  • Connections to funders or potential investors
  • Realtors, developers, or space owners who want to help us build or host Nestworks, or future pop-up events
  • More people to join our online community on social media and our newsletter so we can build the support when our crowdfunding campaign launches.
Thank you as always for your support!

We at Nestworks wish all of the fathers out there a great day on June 21!

With strength, health, and love,
Madeleine and the Nestworks team: Hilary, Shayna, Jennifer, Sandra
Tell us your needs here
We asked you to share your workspaces at home.
Thank you to Gisele Forge @workinmomspod for sharing her lovely workspace and son!

Send a photo and description of your workspace to us via e-mail or social media DM, and we'll share yours on social and in next month's newsletter!
Madeleine was recently on the Workin' Moms Podcast, hosted by Gisele. Click on the image below to listen to the interview!
Workspace Possibility Inspiration
This month we share photos of Poppya family coworking space in Austin, TX where every day can be “Bring Your Child To Work Day.”

All photos courtesy of Poppy
Recent news articles

How Quarantine Has Brought My Family Closer Together - A father and writer for The New York Times talks about how family connections are flourishing without obligations for sports, volunteering or church.

‘I had to choose being a mother’: With no child care or summer camps, women are being edged out of the workforce - The Lily explores the story of one mother and CEO and what happens when parents can’t do it all.

Everything I learned about being a dad, I learned from my mom - A father and writer for The Washington Post shares what he's learned about parenting from his mother.

Child care is a key building block of our social support systems and our economy - Minister of children and family development Katrine Conroy and Minister of state for child care in B.C. Katrina Chen published an opinion article for The Province on where we need to do more to build a child care system that works for families and child care professionals.

8 Tips From Mom Founders Navigating Parenting While Running Their Companies From Home - ForbesWomen shares eight takeaways collected from conversations with inspirational women.
Kitchen Table Chat with Anthonia Ogundele

This month, we talked to Anthonia Ogundele, Founder of Ethọ́s Lab.

What is your professional background and current role?
A 15-year career in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Environmental Sustainability. I'm currently the Founder of the Ethọ́s Lab, a creative co-working space for youth.

What are 3-6 words that describe you?

Curious, Resourceful, Entrepreneurial, Fun, Mother, Partner

What is your experience with managing parenting and your professional life?

It has been a fine balance managing parenting, a marital relationship, and launching a new enterprise. Somewhere between those three lies self-care. As a mother to a teenage girl, it continues to amaze me how so many families are going through the exact same thing. In light of all of these priorities I look to may faith, family and community to be able to ground me in managing it all.

What excites you the most about the idea of Nestworks, a family-friendly workspace?

I remember when I was a young child, the prospect of visiting either of my parent's workplaces was filled with excitement and curiosity. I had the privilege of being welcomed by their co-workers with candy, and questions about my basketball games or future life endeavours. They watched me grow up, and for some of them they have become like family. I'm excited for the possibility to generate that same type of environment, where youth are welcomed in to this workspace, not as just visitors but resident contributors to the beauty that is community. I am excited to introduce my daughter to these possibilities.

Anything else you'd like to share?

I'm looking forward to all of the possibilities that come out of creating a space like Nestworks!
Thank you for chatting with us, Anthonia!
If you'd like to support the creation and distribution of fabric masks created by Aisle for frontline workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, please click here to donate what you can; everything helps.
We're now in the process of choosing our first location, and would like to hear from as many people as possible to help us select more locations across the Lower Mainland. Please share the application with people you know who are interested.
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