Lillian Gregory, Member of Forbes Coaches Council and Forbes Contributing Writer, is now VWEC's premier writer and blogger on topics covering entrepreneurship strategies, organizational culture, change management, and design thinking. 

Lillian is also the Founder and CEO of The Institute for Human and Leadership Excellence, a non-profit organization that is PASSIONATE about inspiring leaders to reach their full potential.

As a passionate advocate for 21st Century Leadership, Lillian is a #ChangeAmbassador focused on #LifeWorkIntegration for Women in Leadership, Women in Technology, and US Veterans and Spouses. She provides research, strategies, tools, workshops, and events to help close leadership, life-work, and career strategy gaps.

Her work is grounded in #ICorePrinciples - Intellect. Integrity. Influence. which guarantees Excellence in Leadership. Over the years, she earned a reputation for seeing things differently, for providing expert analyses and strategies that deliver outstanding results. 

Lillian applies her 21st Century thoughtful leadership expertise to help drive change that transforms organizations or careers into a 21st Century marvel. Why? Because change is constant.

Lillian is a US Air Force Veteran and has also produced articles for the Huffington Post and other media outlets. Sign up for the VWEC Blog to receive Lillian's latest insights on the entrepreneurship journey and innovative strategies for success!

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The VWEC listed as one of 15 Amazing Female-Focused Coworking Spaces Across the Nation

Last year, the U.S. dropped to last place on a list female participation in the labor force in leading industrialized economies, falling behind Japan. This development marked a dramatic shift for the U.S., which was in a leading position in the late 1990s―with roughly 76.7% of women ages 25-54 actively participating in the workforce―to last place in 2017, after losing 1.7% of working age women. What’s holding women in the U.S. back?

American women find themselves juggling work and family, often forced to sacrifice the former because of the scarcity of affordable childcare options. According to the National Study of Employers, 41% of U.S. companies provide access to information to help parents find daycare centers in their community, but only 7% have either an on-site daycare or one near the workplace. Several coworking offices have stepped in to support young mothers and parents who cannot afford to drop out of the labor market by providing daycare and other services.

Many women are also held back by less access to mentors, resources and opportunities to advance their careers, or feel ill at ease within the bro-culture of their workplace. Female-focused coworking offices seek to address some of these issues by providing amenities suited to women’s needs, as well as a calmer, safer environment for them and their families.

Review the complete blog for the full list of great coworking spaces for women.