RISE Collaborative Workspace makes its Colorado debut

Female-focused group offers professional programming, collaboration

A new female-focused coworking community is putting down roots in Denver.

RISE Collaborative Workspace will open next month at 730 Colorado Blvd. near Cherry Creek. The membership-based group first started in St. Louis in 2107 when founder Stacy Taubman realized a void in the work-from-home environment.

“After talking to hundreds of other professional women, I realized what we were missing was community and connection,” says Taubman. “RISE was designed to give professional women not only a workspace, but a means to advance themselves on every level through collaboration with other members and educational programming.”

The 10,000 square foot luxury space features 14 private offices; 10 dedicated desks; free parking; ample room and comfortable seating for working and coffee meetings; three conference rooms; one classroom; a social media room; two private phone/Mother rooms; and an open coffee and snack bar.

Another amenity is RISE’s curated community of like-minded, ambitious women and its high-caliber programming, based on its mission to help women succeed. The St. Louis location has 270 members, something Taubman hopes to replicate in Denver’s growing arena of female-focused businesses.

“We host weekly programming including Lunch and Learns, workshops, and other social events designed to connect members and promote personal growth,” says Taubman.

RISE is also behind a nonprofit organization, RISE Society, which invests in tomorrow’s female leaders. High school girls can enroll in a mentorship program where they are matched with an adult member of RISE Collaborative to provide advice and support around the teen girl’s career and personal interests.

“We believe that you can’t be what you can’t see. We’re creating a pipeline for success by providing a collaborative space for teen girls to engage with smart, strong, successful women who want to give back to the next generation,” says Taubman.

RISE has created a model that includes coworking options, programming and a community of both established and emerging leaders in the professional marketplace. Its success in transforming lives and businesses has led the brand to plan for expansion into 15 other anticipated markets.

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