ABOUT ONE ROOF
One Roof was born from the stark realisation that there is a persisting gender gap in entrepreneurship and that not enough women are starting and succeeding in business.
It began as a test. A pop up co-working space in an Airbnb mansion in St Kilda. It was called One Roof to embody the idea of creating a physical hub providing everything a female entrepreneur needs to thrive under one roof. When 400 people came through the doors in just one week it was clear there was a need for a female focused co-working space.
The Founders tested the One Roof concept in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles and NYC until landing on a permanent home and headquarters in Southbank, Melbourne.
One Roof, has become Australia's leading co-working space dedicated to women-led businesses and the second you walk inside you will notice the flurry of activity. Set over a sprawling 1,000 square metres, festooned with hanging planters and colourful modernist furniture, it is the home of over 80 different startups and small businesses.
It's here that these entrepreneurs gather to work, meet, pitch and share ideas, attend events and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. There's weekly legal, social media and sales support sessions, wellness workshops, meditation classes, networking events, community lunches & Friday evening drinks.
One Roof is the home of community, support and innovation for women-led businesses. And it is leading the way as the Australian equivalent of a growing global groundswell of all-female or female-centric co-working spaces and clubs. Examples include The All Bright in Bloomsbury, London, the first female-only workspace of its kind in the UK and The Wing, exclusive female-only club based in New York, which recently received significant investment from co-working giant We Work. One Roof's goal is to establish hubs in every major city in Australia over the next few years. Each co-working space will have the key necessities including office space, childcare, event space and extensive business support to ensure that they have everything they need to thrive and succeed under one roof.
A big thank you to our corporate supporters who, without them, One Roof wouldn't exist as it is today and wouldn't be able to have the impact it is currently having on the startup ecosystem particularly for women-led businesses.