Cate Luzio

Creating an inclusive space for women doesn’t mean you have to exclude anyone else, including men.

Company name:
Luminary
Location:
New YorkNY 
Founded:
2018
Industry:
The New Girls' Networks
Cate Luzio. Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

New York City-based Luminary founder and CEO Cate Luzio left her two-decade finance career at the end of 2018 to start Luminary, which differentiates itself from other female-first co-working spaces by emphasizing that membership is open to everyone (no applications; you can be an intern or a CEO), and that men are warmly welcomed in the space. “I had many male mentors,” Luzio says, “and if we're ever going to change all of the statistics we hear about [workplace inequality], we need men as part of the journey.” Since opening in a 15,000-square-foot space this January, Luminary has hosted 150 events and has grown to over 500 members, with 37 percent of members being women of color. --Anna Meyer

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