Audrey Gelman

She created the leading co-working and community space for women—and inspired others to follow suit.

Company name:
The Wing
Location:
New YorkNY 
Founded:
2016
Industry:
The New Girls' Networks
Co-founder:
Lauren Kassan
Audrey Gelman. Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

Women today don’t just need a room of their own--they need a whole wing. That was the thinking when Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan named their concept for a women-focused networking and co-working space back in 2016. Since then, they’ve grown the Wing to eight locations, with three more opening before the end of year. That’ll put its membership roll at 15,000. The Wing expects to nearly double its locations in 2020 and create a digital membership for women everywhere. The company has raised $117.5 million in venture capital, mostly from women investors, and spends that money hiring other businesses founded and run by women as contractors and suppliers. --Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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Twitter:
@the_wing
Website:
the-wing.com