Coworking, gender and development: The case of Tribe XX Lab

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In the last decade, coworking and coworking spaces have become a truly global trend and are now also a feature of Africa’s major cities. However, coworking needs to be better understood in the context of developing countries and contextualised by the cultural and socio-economic dynamics of each location. In this chapter, we consider the way coworking interacts with different politics of gender and how it is not always an inclusive practice. Using a case study of Tribe XX Lab, a female-focused coworking space in Lagos, Nigeria, the chapter both addresses the gap in understanding of gender-based experiences of coworking and presents how the coworking model can be tailored to help address the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and support women’s empowerment in Nigeria

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Creative Economies in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationSpaces and Working Practices
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781000441000
ISBN (Print)9780367481940
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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