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MalamaDoe: Five Year Anniversary Celebration

For Immediate Release

SHOREWOOD, WI – (April 13, 2022)- MalamaDoe – A Coworking Community for Women is celebrating having been open for five years. MalamaDoe was one of the first women’s coworking spaces in the country to open in 2017. It hails its community-centric approach over the years for its growth and success.

Please join MalamaDoe founder, members, alumni, and supporters for a Five Year Anniversary Celebration.

Tuesday, May 3rd from 7-9 pm
MalamaDoe – A Coworking Community for Women
4465 N. Oakland Avenue, Suite 110, Shorewood, WI 53211
More information available and to RSVP visit this Eventbrite link.

Since its opening in 2017, MalamaDoe has tripled its square footage to nearly 3000 square feet. It continues to offer Hot Pods as it did when it opened, which allow for usage of WiFi at available desks and reservations of conference rooms and event spaces. In addition, MalamaDoe’s added 13 private offices which are now 92% occupied and offers a Club membership for those who seek a supportive business community.

To meet demand, the size and location of the conference rooms and event space has grown and spread to different floors in the building. Additionally, MalamaDoe built out a large 440 square foot event space to host events and speakers.

Over the course of five years giving tours, MalamaDoe’s founder, Sheila Long, created and fine-tuned an incubator model for women owned businesses while listening to and researching the commonalities of their personal and professional needs. She published it in an Amazon #1 New Release book entitled Surrounded by Awesome Women, which is available on Amazon or can be signed at the event.

MalamaDoe currently has 27 members and approximately 100 alumni.


Podcast with MalamaDoe Founder Sheila Long on WisBusiness

February, 2022 – Sheila Long provides an update on how the MalamaDoe space has changed over the past few years. She talks about the challenges faced during the pandemic and more. Check it out here.


MalamaDoe Founder is the guest on the Podcast: Make Life More Joyful

February, 2022 – Sheila Long speaks to Podcast hosts, Holly Teska and Kristin Strunk about the power of women helping women to succeed. Look here for the episode. 


MalamaDoe Featured in the Fall 2021 Issue of Shorewood Today

Fall, 2021 – “Meet MalamaDoe’s #GirlBoss.” This story features MalamaDoe’s members and Sheila Long’s new book, “Surrounded by Awesome Women.” Read more here.


MalamaDoe Featured on WisBusiness

June 4, 2021 – “MalamaDoe: ‘Surrounded By Awesome Women’ Celebrates Women’s Courage as They Build New Realities.” This story features Sheila Long’s (MalamaDoe’s founder) new book entitled Surrounded by Awesome Women.


MalamaDoe Featured on TMJ4

January 6, 2021 – “How a woman’s co-working community is rebounding amidst the pandemic.” This news story features Sheila Long and a few of MalamaDoe’s members who talk about their businesses and how MalamaDoe is helping them thrive.


MalamaDoe Featured on WisBusiness

January 23, 2020 – MalamaDoe founder Sheila Long is featured on this podcast. Long discusses what’s new with her Milwaukee-based coworking community for women including a new incubator program aimed at helping members grow their businesses. After categorizing companies into various stages of development, Long is looking to provide personalized guidance on how to reach the next level.


MalamaDoe in a News Story on Shepherd Express

September 11, 2020 – Sheila Long has made it her business to get women into business. Read more.


MalamaDoe Founder Featured on WisBusiness: the Podcast

September 30, 2019 – MalamaDoe founder, Sheila Long is featured on a Podcast: “Long discusses the importance of leadership and role models in her coworking space, and gives her take on what leaders in the state can do to foster the growth of women-led companies.”


MalamaDoe Featured on The Meaning of Life and A Donut

August 7, 2018 – Sheila Long, founder of MalamaDoe shares her inspiration for starting MalamaDoe. Watch the Facebook video interview here.


MalamaDoe Featured on TMJ4-TV – Crowdlending helped Shorewood business woman’s dreams come true

February 28, 2018   An entrepreneur shares how she went down an unbeaten path to make her dreams come true by Crowdlending — not to be mistaken with crowdfunding. Read more.


 MalamaDoe Featured on Radio WTMJ

February 6, 2018 – The audio for the radio segment is not availble at this time.


Women-only workspace opens in Shorewood – TMJ4

January 30, 2018 – Fresh off the #MeToo movement, a new women-only workspace in Shorewood aims to create a coworking community. Read more. 


Looking for a place to work? Here are 9 co-working spots around Milwaukee – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

January 23, 2018 – Entrepreneurs and remote workers are driving the need for co-working spaces where you can rent a desk, or a few, for a growing business. Read more.


MalamaDoe Members Featured in Comedy Sportz “Improv to Improve” Workshop News Story – WISN

December 19, 2017 – View the news story here.


Press Release for MalamaDoe’s Fireside Chats

August 28, 2017 – MalamaDoe, a local co-working community for women, will host Fireside Chats with Women Entrepreneurs each Thursday in October to celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month (read the press release). The event aims to support and encourage female business owners by showcasing local role models. Read more.


MalamaDoe Featured in the Fall 2017 edition – Shorewood Today

Fall 2017 – Billed as a “Coworking Community for Women,” MalamaDoe offers rentable workspace and amenities to women who are starting new businesses, looking for networking opportunities or just need a quiet space to work. Read more.


First Coworking Community for Women Launches in Milwaukee – MalamaDoe Press Release

June 19, 2017 – SHOREWOOD, WI – MalamaDoe, a coworking space for women, recently opened at 4465 N Oakland Ave, Suite 201, in Shorewood.  It’s the first community of its kind in the Milwaukee area which aims to provide women with office space, networking opportunities and resources. Read more.


Shorewood Coworking Space Promotes Female Entrepreneurship – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today and Northshore NOW

May 30, 2017 – Like many North Shore women, Sheila Long left her full-time corporate job in favor of consulting, which offered a more flexible schedule.  Read more.


Women’s Co-Working Space Opens in Shorewood – Biz Times

May 26, 2017 – A new women’s co-working space opened its doors this month in Shorewood.

MalamaDoe LLC, located in a 1,500-square-foot space at 4465 N. Oakland Ave., caters to professional women who are solo business owners.  Read more


 Calling all Female Entrepreneurs – WISN

May 18, 2017 – Starting or growing a business can be an expensive proposition, but a new “co-working” space aims to help women do just that. MalamaDoe, on the 4400 block of North Oakland Avenue, is an converted office space now outfitted for 22 women to rent an out-of-home area to do their work. See the TV story here and read more. 

Community in the News

FOX6 NOW, October 4, 2017 – End heel pain: Local woman invents product that will help you wear your heels longer featuring Abby Walker. Read more and see her TV appearance here.

CBS58, October 5, 2017Local Woman Invents Shatter Proof Wine Glass featuring Jessica Bell. Read more and see her TV appearance here.

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