Detroit Evening Report: Sisters create women’s workspace in Hamtramck when they couldn’t find one

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Sisters Aliyah, Laila and Taqwa Mahdi posing in front of The Social Loft in Hamtramck.

Sisters Aliyah, Laila and Taqwa Mahdi posing in front of The Social Loft in Hamtramck, a co-working space they founded for women.

This week on the Detroit Evening Report, we’re sharing stories we’ve covered in 2022 that show how special the people and places in our community truly are.

Sisters Aliyah, Taqwa and Laila Mahdi looked for an all-women’s working space during the pandemic.

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In this story produced by WDET’s Nargis Rahman, the trio tells us that when they couldn’t find a women’s co-working space, they created their own in Hamtramck.

“We created the place in mind for an all-in-one space for women to come to feel comfortable with and working together and networking (and) business,” Aliyah Mahdi said.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.