A St Albans mum has started work on a smartphone application that will allow women who work from home to book laptop-friendly spaces.

The app, WRKHERE, aims to combat "the isolation that working from home brings".

The application will allow users to use their phone to search and reserve spaces at local places, where they can work.


Danielle Wallington, who lives in St Albans with her two young sons, set up WRKHERE after feeling lonely and isolated whilst working from home.

She began to forge relationships with local cafés and other women who were in need of a wifi connection and a change of scenery.

She told The Herts Advertiser: "WRKHERE will be the first and only app for women who work from home to book local, laptop-friendly spaces they can work from.

Herts Advertiser: The app will allow women to book local spaces to work from.The app will allow women to book local spaces to work from. (Image: Danielle Wallington)

"A place to get work done that isn’t the kitchen table and with enough flexibility to fit into the work-life needs

"I am currently crowdfunding to be able to build the app, as only 1% of VC funding is given to female founders, and the response we've had so far has been amazing. We have lots of local businesses onboard and the community support has been incredible. 

"We are a strong supporter of the local high street and the app will help to support those independent businesses that have struggled so much over the past few years. 

"Our mission is to combat the isolation working from home brings.

"We believe that inspiring places to work shouldn’t be the thing that holds women back.

"Right now, there are women across the country who, given the opportunity, would revolutionise the world of work and business in their own unique way.

"But they can’t, because the cards are stacked against them.

"They are isolated, without access to inspiring places to get stuff done that works around their lifestyle."

Danielle has raised £6,745 so far, and is aiming to raise £18,618 overall.

You can support Danielle's work via her Crowdfunder site (www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/wrkhere).