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We Are

♀ Women Inspiring Women

We believe strongly that women rise in community with one another. At Sphere, our goal is to create a space where women can work and create in proximity to one another and be lifted by each other’s energy.

Built with intention

We lovingly choose every feature, amenity and offering at Sphere based on whether it supports our mission: To make Sphere a place where women can work, connect, move, grow, and be nourished.

♥Kindness always

Kindness is the underpinning to everything we do at Sphere. Without kindness, we have nothing.

Welcoming to All

Simply saying we value diversity and inclusion is just half the story. The second—and more important part—is putting those values into practice. We strive to ensure that everyone who enters Sphere feels truly welcome.

Keep It Local

We are committed to supporting the strong, diverse women of Oakland by providing a vibrant work and wellness space, and prioritizing local Oakland businesses for Sphere partnerships.

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Meet the Team

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GINA TEGa
CO-FOUNDER, CEO

Gina’s insatiable curiosity and passion for personal growth inspire her to bring new experiences and discoveries to her community, which led her to found her first company, Shevolve. As a community leader and entrepreneur at heart, she is excited for her next venture to create an inspiring space where women can be productive, rejuvenated, expanded and connected. Gina is a dedicated mother of three, loves cooking, dancing and hitting the road in her Airstream.

SIGNY JUDD
CO-FOUNDER, CWO

Signy has dedicated much of her life to improving the health, care and rights of women and girls the world over. From the frontlines of family planning and abortion care, to creating programs and policies at a University-based think tank, she has worked with smart, dedicated, fearless women from different perspectives, languages and cultures. Six years ago, while pursuing a PhD, Signy realized she didn’t want to study theory and data, but get back to collaborating with women, on projects large and small. Sphere is the next big venture! Signy has two kids, two dogs and one husband, with whom she loves to go on adventures. Her favorite is climbing mountains and swooshing down on skis.


MARIELLE LORENZ
CO-FOUNDER, COO

Marielle has always been passionate about women’s issues. Through Sphere, she wants to create a physical space where women can identify with and experience their true selves, outside of their roles of being a wife, partner or mother. Marielle’s professional experience ranges from account lead at globally-known ad agencies to providing strategic support for investors and startups in the Bay Area. Marielle has called Oakland home for the past 10 years and is strongly focused on cultivating her Hispanic roots in the community and being an example to her twins.

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