The Power of Women Supporting Women
The Riveter was founded with a simple mission — we build spaces that empower women in work and wellness.
Women are an incredible force in our economy, our homes and our communities. We own businesses and build brands. We give to good causes with our time, talent and treasure. We manage households, lead our nation’s youth, care for our elders, and support one another. In a single day, we can develop an app and find time for our own health and wellbeing.
The Riveter is the community and coworking space we deserve. We are champions for our own success, and we’ve designed this place to support every role we take on. We are home to creative entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, part-time freelancers, board members, nonprofit volunteers, and everyone in between. We are grown-up women doing grown-up things. Together, we bring our entrepreneurial spirit to ignite our ideas, invest our resources and amplify our voices.
We are not like any other co-working space in the market today. No ping-pong tables or beer kegs here. While anyone with entrepreneurial spirit is welcome to join, we’re lacking in the “broworking” department, and we’re good with that.
The Riveter is an inspirational, collaborative workspace with intentional room for the mind and body. Here, you’ll work with fellow strong, smart women who strive to be their best. We invite you to our meditation room and beautiful wine cellar. We’ve created a state-of-the-art workspace, complemented by professional development and support for wellness. We built The Riveter for you.
Co-founders Kim Peltola and Amy Nelson met at a fitness challenge orientation day. At that time, they were both brand-new mothers, thousands of miles from family, and immediately connected on everything from work to self-care to parenting. Over the years, the two realized that even though they came from wildly different sides of the professional world — Amy spent a decade as a corporate litigator, and Kim built a career as a social worker — they faced the same struggles at work and at home. As Kim made the jump into private practice and Amy decided to go out on her own, the pain points became even more real. And they knew they were not alone.
They needed a place where women like them could find support, skills training and community. Somewhere they could find time and space to focus on their minds and bodies, even for just fifteen minutes. This space didn’t exist. So they created it. For themselves — and for you.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Amy believes deeply in the power of women helping women. She has spent a lifetime bringing people together and finding solutions that work. She endeavored to strengthen democratic processes in Latin America and Africa with The Carter Center, and practiced corporate litigation for more than a decade on Wall Street and with Fortune 500 companies. She competed in marathons and triathlons, and helped to build a national political-fundraising organization for young Americans from the ground up. Amy is a graduate of Emory University and the New York University School of Law.
Amy is also a mother to two clever daughters, Sloane and Reese, and is excitedly expecting a third daughter in September 2017. When not at or evangelizing about The Riveter, you’ll likely find Amy building forts with the girls and her husband, Carl, figuring out a solution to childcare, or surviving another HIIT workout.
Kim holds a fierce conviction that wellness is essential for personal and professional success, and women must take care of themselves in order to take care of others.
Kim received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. During her early career as a social worker, supporting extremely vulnerable populations, she learned the importance of her own self-care practice.
In her downtime (ha!), Kim loves to spend time with her husband, son and dog, exploring the Pacific Northwest and take in everything it has to offer. Kim likes to schedule meetings around a workout, and it’s probably the best way to connect with her. She can typically be found at SoulCycle (front row) or trying other workouts around Seattle.
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The Riveter’s communities are built through an incredible network of support. There is nothing better than hearing how our mission and our spaces are resonating with women everywhere. The success of our members drives us to form incredible partnerships with incredible businesses, and we are intentional about the partners we choose. We believe that when women support each other, incredible things happen, and we thank the incredible women business owners who help bring The Riveter’s mission to life.