On the heels of international expansion, female-focused coworking space, Hera Hub, signed its second licensing agreement to open in Phoenix/Scottsdale. This will be the Southern California-based company’s fifth location in the U.S., which will further Hera Hub’s mission of supporting over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020.

Shatha Barbour is leading Hera Hub’s expansion into Arizona. She will begin by building the community, while she secures space for the first location in Phoenix. “Ever since I discovered Hera Hub, I knew that this was my mission in life: to create, nurture, and grow an environment that provided continuous inspiration and support for female entrepreneurs. The energy and collaboration I felt and saw in action was intoxicating! Phoenix is exploding with entrepreneurial energy and I’m honored to bring that female wisdom and voice to enhance the city’s business environment and propel it into the future,” says Barbour.

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Phoenix and its surrounding metropolitan areas are growing at a rapid rate, forecasted to be #4 largest city by 2020. Phoenix is intent on bolstering its small business and entrepreneurial environment to compete with the other cities, due to a number of favorable factors. This makes it a prime location to open a Hera Hub and support the female entrepreneurial market.

We see Phoenix/Scottsdale as the perfect market to expand Hera Hub’s reach, not only because it’s a hotbed for female founders but also because it is host to so many growing industries such as aerospace & defense, technology & innovation, renewable energy, bio-science, optics, and advanced manufacturing,” says Felena Hanson, Hera Hub’s founder. “Shatha Barbour is a natural connector, the perfect person to lead and support women in the region.

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Hera Hub’s shared workspaces serve women across multiple industries, from biotech and high-tech, business operations, legal advisors, and tax professionals to artists, designers, educators, and creative experts. The spaces, which offer an open layout, lend to collaboration across industries. Weekly educational seminars, intensive workshops, and one-on-one mentoring also strengthen the business acumen and ties among members. While Hera Hub was designed by women, for women, it is open to all independent workers who value collaboration and community.

For more information about Hera Hub Phoenix, visit www.HeraHub.com/Phoenix.

Stay up-to-date on community building and opening plans by signing up at http://herahub.com/phoenix/contact

Learn more about expansion opportunities – www.HeraHubExpansion.com