The Flexible Space Association Marks International Women’s Day with Women in Flex Event in Manchester

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, The Flexible Space Association (FlexSA), in partnership with technologywithin, hosted its second Women in Flex event, this time in Manchester.

The event was held at Clockwise Manchester Linley House on Wednesday, March 8, and brought together women working in the flexible workspace industry. 

With over 40 industry professionals attending, the Women in Flex event aimed to inspire, inform, and build connections among women in the field. Two panels were held with a total of six speakers. 

A view of the Women in Flex event in Manchester.

Hosted by Alexandra Livesey, COO at Clockwise, the first panel explored career progression in the flexible workspace industry. The panel also featured Gal Leslie, Sales & Marketing Director at 2-work, and Jane Erasmus of UBC. 

The second panel, which was hosted by Heather Gray, Director of Sales at Clockwise, looked at juggling work and personal commitments, planning your work and setting career goals, working patterns, traveling with work and the shift to hybrid working. Panelists included Freya Cross, Head of Business & Corporate at The Deep Business Centre, and Hannah Al-Shaghana, Partner at Beyond Corporate 

A view of the Women in Flex event in Manchester.

Following the success of the first event held in London last November, FlexSA recognized the importance of providing opportunities to inspire women to develop their careers in the flexible workspace sector. The positive feedback and informative discussions from the London event spurred the organisation to continue with the Women in Flex series. 

“It was fantastic to be in Manchester and bring together so many women working in the flexible workspace sector to be inspired by the career journeys of our speakers, and make new connections with each other. International Women’s Day provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the role women play in the success of flexible workspaces,” said Jane Sartin, Executive Director at FlexSA. 


About The Flexible Space Association 

The Flexible Space Association (FlexSA) is the voice of the flexible workspace industry. It is the professional trade body for flexible workspace, with the remit to support, promote and represent this vibrant industry. 

Its members comprise the operators of serviced and managed offices, coworking space, business centers, workshop units and virtual office providers. The providers of services to the flexible workspace industry also form part of its membership, offering everything from technology solutions and furniture to recruitment and consultancy services. 

The flexible workspace industry plays a vital role in the UK economy, supporting businesses of all sizes to grow at the pace which is right for them. Bringing together businesses in a flexible workspace encourages entrepreneurship, innovation and growth. 

The Flexible Space Association speaks on behalf of the industry, working to ensure it has the conditions needed to thrive. It provides information and support to its members and provides opportunities for them to come together. 

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