Editor’s note: As 2019 turns into 2020, we’re taking the opportunity to look back at some of our best and biggest stories of the year. The Slate, a coworking space built for working mothers by two sisters was one of those stories.
The Slate, a new Dallas co-working space for small business owners, especially working mothers, is set to open March 1 at 2403 Farrington St. in the Design District.
Sisters Shelly and Jodie Slater, a small business owner and a lawyer, want their new venture to serve as a one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs can focus on work and grow their businesses while learning from a diverse mix of other users in the space.
“One person’s skillset can save you hours of your life,” said Shelly Slater, of Highland Park. “The point of The Slate is to simplify your life. A lot of working moms are running around with their heads cut off and feel like they have to choose one or the other.”
The sisters spent nine months searching for the right space and found a nearly 12,000-square-foot building surrounded by a variety of businesses and boasting views of downtown Dallas.