The San Francisco Chronicle: The Hivery Finds All-Women Co-Working Sweet Spot

Every morning, after dropping her two sons off at school, Mary Michael Pringle would go in search of a place to work.

Pringle rotated among a familiar circuit of local coffee shops, anxiously hoping to hit the freelancing jackpot: a table large enough to house both her coffee and her laptop, not to mention high-speed Wi-Fi and a nearby electrical outlet.

More often than not, once Pringle finally got settled, she’d have to pack it all back up again for a business call, eagerly hoping her Google Docs would load from the car. A similar routine followed whenever she needed to use the bathroom.