NWS is a vibrant and affirming community-led event space centered on gender equity, creative expression and celebration of identity.

Our mission is to build strong relationships, create economic opportunity and inspire possibility for women, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in an accessible, supportive, safer space.


New Women Space was founded in 2016 as a 30 day pop-up space by founding members, Sandy Hong and Melissa Wong. Kickstarted by a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised over $17K in less than 2 weeks, NWS has continued to evolve and maintain its operations over the past years through community organizing, fundraising, strategic partnerships with mission-aligned groups focused on relational community building and principles of emergent strategy. 

NWS generates revenue and maintains its operations through the following activities:
Sustaining Memberships
Space Rental
Retail Store
Event Cafe


Planning your visit to New Women Space: 

Check out our events schedule to learn about early closings or events open to the public. 

Store & Workspace Hours