Last Friday evening, co-working space WORQ officially launched their new Subang site at UOA Business Park, unveiling one of the largest co-working spaces in the Subang vicinity with 22,500 square feet dedicated to a host of co-working options and facilities.
The space hosts all the basics including hotdesks and fixed desk co-working, and also added trimmings such as nap rooms, shower rooms, and nursing rooms for mothers among other things.
The Subang space also follows in the mould of their first location in TTDI, aiming for a hyper-localised feel and focusing on community building as well as helping local businesses make new connections and find resources to help them grow and scale.
Going hand-in-hand with this focus, WORQ Subang revealed plans to host networking and gathering sessions called WORQ Business Block Parties that will take place on the first Friday of every quarter.
Specifically falling on January 4, April 5, July 5, and October 4 of 2019, these sessions will bring together entrepreneurs from around the Subang locality to mingle, share ideas, and find new collaborative opportunities.
“WORQ is an inclusive community because everyone is important—everyone needs to make a living and feed their family,” said WORQ co-founder and CEO Stephanie Ping.
“Here at WORQ, we have people from conglomerates, we have one-man shows and freelancers—all parts of the spectrum from small to big,” she added. “At WORQ, we want to make sure that everyone works with each other to better our lives.”
“While you may think it’s a small thing, it’s the summation of all the small things in our lives that make up the big things. For example, if you need a T-shirt printer for your company, or if you need financing, you can basically get these from the WORQ community.”
Also present at the launch were a number of high-profile individuals supporting the Subang community including Datin Diana Danielle, actress Lisa Surihani, and our Deputy Minister of Family, Women, and Community Development YB Hannah Yeoh. They were also around to lend their support to WORQ’s initiative alongside Women’s Aid Organisation to make working environments safer and to provide more opportunities to women in the job market.
“I’m glad that when I walk around I see these posters up, and I hope that the culture of creating a safe environment for ladies will be continue to be promoted,” said YB Hannah at her opening address.
“I also appreciate the initiative to hire mothers who are returning to the work force, and giving them priority, because currently there are 54% of women in the work force, and by 2020 we aim to push it to 59%, but that number isn’t going to grow without intervention.”
“So now we have to practice a culture of work-life balance to make sure it’s friendly enough for all women—flexi-hours, childcare, especially for those in the B40 group.”
Following the launch of their Subang site, WORQ now plans to expand to two more outlets–one in Bangsar, and another location to be announced in the near future.
To know more about WORQ and their offerings, check out their website here.