Co-Working: Real Estate & Internal Collaboration Strategy

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | The Catalyst Loft: 701 Pike St, Suite 2125 Seattle, WA 98101

Catalyst Workplace Activation Presents: Future of Work


Co-working spaces continue to grow at an accelerated pace due to increased demand by corporations for short-term turn-key leases in Seattle’s tight leasing market. In Q4 of 2018, along with tech, co-working was one of the top two drivers of the Puget Sound real estate market.

In March, we will explore this topic in a new fresh way by looking at co-working space from two unique perspectives: How space design centered on equity and inclusion principles can drive the future of work and how you can use co-working concepts as an internal organizational strategy.

Jodi-Ann Burey, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Riveter a membership workspace and community platform, will speak to how you create an environment that is welcoming, inclusive to all and creates a sense of community.

Lori Walker, Principal with The Walker Group NW, will join us to talk about an innovative new project from the corporate perspective. Leveraging internal co-working to enhance collaboration and break down silos.


Lori Walker, MA, NCIDQ, The Walker Group

Lori Walker is a strategic design consultant who connects business vision, strategy, and culture with real estate and design. She began her consulting practice in 2014 after more than thirty years in architecture and design. Her experience has spanned all aspects of the design process: project management, strategic planning, design, workplace strategy development, and change management. In her recent work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Workplace Strategy team, internal coworking is a space strategy being used to explore how to improve team performance and cohesion.

Jodi-Ann Burey, The Riveter

Jodi-Ann Burey is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at The Riveter, a membership workspace and community platform built by women, for everyone. She leads the development of a robust programming portfolio to power The Riveter’s movement to redefine equity in the workplace. With a strong focus on intersectionality, Jodi-Ann works to ensure women and their allies—inclusive of any gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, ability, child status, can leverage The Riveter to develop as impactful leaders in their businesses, networks, as well as society at large.

Jodi-Ann is also one of the founding members and co-chairs of the Seattle DEI Community of Practice (DEI CoP), an expansive network of professionals across industry committed to improving DEI practices at work. Jodi-Ann earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors in Communications from Boston College.

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