This week at Inc. we launched the October issue, featuring our second annual list of 100 Female Founders building the country's most innovative and ambitious companies. Inc. editor-at-large Maria Aspan explains the work that went into creating the extensive and diverse list--and some of the standouts included in it.
I'm Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and for the next segment, I explain the story behind our historic cover, in which Audrey Gelman, the chief executive of women's co-working business The Wing, is photographed roughly eight months pregnant. What's fascinating: We believe this is the first time a visibly pregnant CEO has ever appeared on the cover of a major business magazine. And inside my profile of Gelman and the fast-growing business she's built are some intriguing revelations about how The Wing has set in place a plan to scale beyond its physical locations in the future.
Finally, we are joined by Keith Kirkland, the founder of WearWorks, which makes haptic navigation devices. He and his co-founders have been working on touch-based communications for four years, and helped the first blind person run the New York City marathon in 2017. Now he's launching an audacious new concept--and explains how he'll participate in mentorship as part of Inc.'s Founders Project.
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