Times are changing in 2019 and we are here for it! Audrey Gelman, the CEO and co-founder of The Wing, a women-focused coworking space, has just become the first visibly pregnant CEO to grace the cover of a business magazine.
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I am honored to be featured on the cover of @incmagazine’s female founders issue and to be the first visibly pregnant CEO on the cover of a business magazine. It is amazing to be featured on this list alongside incredible trailblazers and friends like @shanlynm @nicolegibbonsstyle @whitney @jennifer @jenniferyael @lepitts and more. Check out @youfoundchristine’s story on @the.wing’s growth over the past three years and our future plans, which include our first conference for members + non-members, The Wing’s #StrictlyBusiness, and how we’re developing new definitions of what Wing membership will be. I am humbled by what we all go through together collectively to change the ratio – and how when we gather and support one another, we go further, faster. 💛 photo by @hollyandres!
Audrey is shown on the cover of Inc Magazine’s Female Founders issue cradling her baby bump. It’s a powerful image that speaks volumes about the climate of business for women, especially working mothers. It’s a strong message that says women do not have to sacrifice their careers for motherhood. Gelman wanted to show other mothers that it is possible to simultaneously run a business and start a family.
Audrey co-founded The Wing in October of 2016. At the time, co-working spaces were booming and the trend has only continued to grow over the years. Since its inception, the company has since grown to 10,000 members and raised $117.5 million in venture-capital funding. The co-working space has everything a working mother needs including pump rooms, beauty products, and a women-focused lending library.
It’s incredible to see this milestone broken and is a huge step for working mothers. Thank you for Audrey for being an inspiration!
Kate Fann (she/her) is the BabyNames.com celebrity blogger, as well as an established content writer, aspiring author, and social media expert. She has been featured in online publications such as Bolde, ManoByte, Medium, The Social Observer, and more. Kate has ghostwritten numerous romance novels and is currently working on publishing her own works in the Young Adult genre.
Kate lives in East Tennessee with her husband Casey and her two sons, Quinn and Noah. When she's not writing or scrolling Instagram, Kate can be found tasting delicious wines, playing with make-up, baking yummy treats, or hiking the beautiful Smoky Mountains.