The values that motivate The Third Space are:
equitable and respectful inclusion
hopeful and bold action
We are committed to being honest and trustworthy. We are committed to promoting a spirit of openness in all that we do.
We are passionate about creating and cultivating an inclusive community. We are committed to serving all of humanity in a respectful and equitable manner.
We believe in learning, growing and developing throughout life, which involves engaging in open discussions and listening to others.
We are committed to collaborative work that facilitates the collective good and the joint promotion of our common interests.
We are passionate about maintaining positive and hopeful perspectives as a basis for bold and energetic action in our community.
The Third Space is based on a model of community over profit. Therefore, memberships that allow access to our coworking space are free of charge. Our founders do not profit from rental and workshop fees. All proceeds benefit The Third Space, its members and guests. Your fees and donations support the space, including compensating our workshop leaders, to ensure that you have the best possible experience working, learning and growing here.
We appreciate your support in helping us continue to provide free coworking and community building at The Third Space. All donations go directly to serving our members.
“We think it’s important to have completely safe and empowering spaces. The Third Space is a place where you can come and just enjoy each other and learn from each other and empower and support each other.”
Creative & Operational Director and Co-Founder
As a designer and artist, Jacque wanted a space where she could create alongside other interesting and curious individuals. She believes that working in a colorful, unconventional and mutually supportive environment encourages people to create at a higher level. Her drive to build vibrant shared workspace that supports community-changing work inspired her to cofound The Third Space.
Jacque is the founder of Bluering Design LLC and the designer and creative director for proFmagazine. She worked for OU’s College of International Studies for 13 years.
“We want all of our workshops here to provide some sort of action item, something you can take away and actually use.” –Jacque
Co-Founder and Supporter
Suzette believes that everyone should have a place to work, learn or relax where the feel like they belong. Her dedication to building a supportive community where individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences can come together and talk inspired her to cofound The Third Space.
Although less involved in the day-to-day operations of The Third Space, Suzette continues to serve as a strong advocate and supporter for the organization.
Suzette is a professor of international studies at the University of Oklahoma and has lived and worked in the field of higher education for over 30 years.
Front Desk Coordinator
The Third Space Advisory Board is comprised of members from across the community. Our advisory board provides insight into how we can best fulfill our mission of creating a shared, supportive, empowering space.