Member Spotlight: Hera Hub Carlsbad
Tell us about your company.
Hera Hub Carlsbad is a coworking space and business accelerator where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community... thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.
What products or services does your business provide?
Spa-inspired coworking space. Business accelerator community catering to female entrepreneurs. Business-building, networking, and educational programming. Entrepreneurial events and experts available to both members and non-members. Meeting room, conference room, and event space rentals available to the public. Affiliated with Hera Hub locations in Sorrento Valley, Mission Valley, and Irvine.
What was the most memorable or successful moment in your business' history?
As of January 2019, Hera Hub officially became a Benefit Corporation. Since its inception, Hera Hub has served as both a resource and built-in community for women-owned businesses. This transition realigns Hera Hub’s continued commitment to their mission to provide support to women in the launch and growth of their businesses, as Benefit Corporations are committed to higher standards of accountability, transparency and social impact.
Founder, Felena Hanson, is excited about this step for Hera Hub claiming transparency, accountability and commitment to ensuring sustainable social and environmental impact. “Hera Hub has always been focused on making a positive impact on the community. We do this in three ways – programs to help people get back into the workforce, donation of space to non-profit organizations, and free business education and mentoring programming. Becoming a Benefit Corporation is simply a way for us to better articulate the impact we’ve made over the last seven years and the impact we hope to make in the future.”
Tell us an interesting fact about your business.
Hera Hub is named after Hera, the Greek Goddess of women, because in ancient times, Hera was revered as being the only Goddess who accompanied a woman through every step of her life; blessing and protecting her family and financial security. Hera represented the fullness of life and affirms that women can use their wisdom in the pursuit of any goal they choose.
You will see peacock images all over Hera Hub. That’s because Hera’s symbol was the male peacock feather. This was partly on account of Hera’s great beauty, and particularly her beautiful, large eyes, that she is linked to the peacock with its iridescent feathers having “eyes”. The peacock symbolizes her luxury, beauty, and immortality.
What tips/advice can you offer that is related to your business' industry?
If you are an entrepreneur and/or are working from home, you need to find your people in order to thrive. Finding a coworking space in which you can be productive is a fantastic first step, and cultivating your community is crucial. Surround yourself with supportive, like-minded people with whom you can be yourself, communicate, collaborate, and simply have fun too. Your personal growth is just as important as your business in the entrepreneurial journey.
Do you have any upcoming events or information you want your fellow Chamber Members and the community to know about?
Hera Hub Carlsbad has teamed up with EPIC (Empowering People, Inspiring Community) Magazine to host the Self-Care for Entrepreneurs Series. Every last Wednesday of the month at Hera Hub Carlsbad from 6-8 pm, come to listen to accomplished speakers, network with other entrepreneurs, and nosh on light bites and wine. All proceeds benefit a different nonprofit organization each month For more info, visit www.selfcare4entrepreneurs.com.
For more information on Hera Hub Carlsbad visit https://herahub.com/carlsbad/