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About

We’re stronger together.

On our own, it feels impossible to change careers, start businesses, expand our networks, and uncover resources. Maven Space offers amazing workspaces, powerful programs, and an inspiring network to spark your professional and personal growth.

Here you’ll gain access to:

An energizing & empowering environment.

Maven Space is a place of inspiration, collaboration, and connection with every inch purpose-built to meet the social and professional needs of women.

A community dedicated to supporting all women.

Mavens of all identities, orientations, and backgrounds are warmly embraced at Maven Space. We are deeply committed to creating a community where members feel safe and supported.

A powerful professional network.

Here, business executives, startup entrepreneurs, creatives, and civic leaders comprise a vibrant network of people who support one another as they blaze new trails and break new ground.

A place not just to work, but to thrive.

Sure, we’ve got a cafe and wine bar, a fitness and wellness studio, and plenty of spaces to stretch out and unwind, but Maven Space is far more than a workplace. It’s a place to socialize, restore, and build friendships.

A catalyst for personal growth and transformation.

Here, women don’t just get work done. They get opportunities to propel their professional and personal lives to exciting new places. By fostering the power of community in a dynamic femme-powered environment, Maven Space empowers its members to become the best possible version of themselves.

Community

Maven Space is…

A supportive sisterhood.

Maven Space is more than a coworking space. It’s a sisterhood of supportive peers. Our members look out for each other. Cheer each other on. Inspire each other. Empowered by empathy and a sense of belonging, our members are more likely to take bold action and discover new opportunities. 

A launchpad for women-led ventures.

Maven Space is where dreamers and doers will make the connections and find the resources they need to get their big business or civic ideas off the ground. From classes and workshops to one-on-one mentorship, Maven Space is perfect for people who are ready to take that next big step in their professional lives.

A wildly diverse tapestry of women.

Our doors are wide open to ambitious women of all ages, economic and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. At Maven Space, every individual is valued for their unique qualities, and is a vital thread in a larger tapestry that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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A young woman in an emerald green top sits at a cafe table in Maven Space next to a window as trucks pass by. A cup of coffee sits on the table. She has a magazine in one hand and a pen in the other.

Our Story

Inspiring Women

Men have historically defined the workspace. Maven Space will be a space that is defined by and for women.

“I started Indy Maven because my co-founder and I saw (and experienced) a gap in the market. There were no major lifestyle outlets in Indianapolis creating content with women in mind. Maven Space was born out of a similar need—to create a community where women go to get the resources, support, and inspiration to do truly amazing things. 

 

I know what it’s like to feel disconnected and that you’re working on an island from day to day. Our Indy Maven members were feeling it too. Now we’ve made this vision come to life, bringing this community of women together in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.”

-Leslie Bailey, Maven Space Co-Founder

Founder

Leslie Bailey

Co-founder + CEO 

Leslie Bailey is the co-founder and CEO of both Maven Space and Indy Maven. Prior to launching the Maven brands she was the managing editor for AAA Crossroads magazine, lifestyle editor at Indianapolis Monthly, and a reporter for The Indianapolis Star where she penned a popular column called “The Adventuress.”

Originally from Michigan, she lives in the heart of the city with her husband, three sons, two cats, and one very large slobbering dog. Her hobbies are cooking, reading, organizing (yes, really), and binging on all the TV shows and Masterclasses she can find time for.

Leslie Bailey