FoundHERS Suite to Provide Co-Working Space for Entrepreneurial Women  

By Tim Moran  

Beverly/Morgan Park will soon have a co-working space to help local women entrepreneurs find the resources they need to continue to thrive in the business world.  

The FoundHERS Suite is “a 30-year dream come true” for Latanya Orr, who has long wanted to open a shared office space for women.  

“Words like ‘coworking’ and ‘collaborative space’ are all words from the last 10 years, but an endeavor like this is something I’ve wanted to do for a while,” said Orr, a South Shore neighborhood resident who said Beverly/Morgan Park is the ideal place to get this off and running.  

The collaborative space geared toward female entrepreneurs is now open after a May 31 grand opening at 1808-10 W. 103rd Street. It will offer resources like having experts in operations, human resources, legal, marketing among the variety of aspects involved in entrepreneurism.  Enhanced resources will be available for those who become members of FoundHERS Suite.  

“This is to amplify the experience we have as entrepreneurs,” Orr said. “There hasn’t been enough support or resources for us, so this will be a premier resource in Chicago, on the South Side and in Beverly.”  

The space will also be available for rent as a locale to host events, seminars, and leadership training.  

When realizing opening a co-working space like FoundHERS would be a possibility, “Beverly stood out on so many levels,” Orr said. 

“There really isn’t anything like this south of Hyde Park,” according to Orr. “There’s something like it on just about every corner in The Loop, but this will be the first of its kind in Beverly.”  

And after engaging the community through a series of virtual seminars, Orr looks forward to making things happen at the newly opened space.  

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