About Us

The Wing is a network of co-working and community spaces designed for women.

The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community.  We believe that the act of coming together as women creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.

Nothing Is Heavy To Those Who Have Wings

Our Team

Audrey Gelman

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Lauren Kassan

CO-FOUNDER & COO

Diedra Nelson

CFO

Mia Merrill

Director of Talent

Penelope Luksic

Executive Assistant

Madeleine Budd

Office Manager

Marianna Martinelli

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Chanell Garcia

Community Associate

Crystal Fawn

Community Manager, SoHo

Yari Blanco

Community Manager, Dumbo

McLean Peterson

Member Services

Chip Perro

Community Analyst

Helen Dally

Community Manager, DC

Alex Covington

Brand Director

Isabel McWhorter-Rosen

Social Media Coordinator

Deidre Dyer

Executive Editor, No Man's Land

Laia Garcia

Deputy Editor, No Man's Land

Deva Pardue

Design Director

Michelle Shekari

Creative Production Manager

Abby Carlson

Junior Graphic Designer

Sarah Clancy

E-Commerce & Retail Associate

Maddie Boardman

Email Marketing Manager

Melanie Altarescu

EVP, Partnerships

Emma Holland

Programming and Curation Manager

Hana Kim

Director of Partnerships & Experiences

Giovanna Gray Lockhart

Senior Director for Civic Engagement

Callie Marx

Brand Partnerships Associate

Kristine Keller

Partnerships Director

Rebekah Jett

Events Associate

Maria Lombera

New Space Openings Manager

Madison Warren

Director of New Space Openings

Nora Cady

New Space Openings Coordinator

Nicola Kehoe

Interior Design Coordinator

Liz Dean

Regional Manager

Jacqueline Rago

Director of Operations

Shana Steele

General Manager, DC

Meg Johnson

Assistant General Manager (Facilities), Dumbo

Deidre Davis

General Manager, SoHo

Layla Alter

Assistant General Manager (Events), Soho

Shaquell Davis

Assistant General Manager (Facilities), Soho

Rae Wright

General Manager, Dumbo

Franca Cardamone

Assistant General Manager (Cafe), Dumbo

Nellie Choi

General Manager, Flatiron

Kat Frey

Assistant General Manager (Events), Flatiron

Dani Dillon

Culinary Director
Our Press
  • “How The Wing is Reviving the Radical Women's Club Movement”

  • “The Wing is a modern take on a much-needed tradition”

  • “Why This Women-Only Club Is 
More Important Than Ever”

    Roots
    01

    The women’s club movement was formed in the 19th and early 20th century by pioneering women who provided each other with encouraging community at a time when they needed it most.

    There were over 600 such groups in New York City by the 1930’s and over 5,000 nationwide.

    02

    In 1868, Fanny Fern was turned away from an all-male New York Press Club dinner honoring Charles Dickens. Fern, a popular American newspaper columnist, explained that she was invited to “listen to the speeches ‘through the crack of a door.’

    One year later, Fern cofounded America’s first professional women’s club, Sorosis.

    03

    By the 1920s, the social club wasn’t just for middle class or wealthy women. Working women met in groups under names like the Lady Flashers, the Lady Millionaires, and the Lady Liberties.

    In the 1970s, women’s clubs took on issues more pertinent to the times. The Jane Club of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union maintained a network of abortion providers, and the Boston Women’s Health Collective published Our Bodies, Ourselves.

    Written by Alexis Coe - The Wing’s in-house historian