A Global Platform for Professional Growth and Collaboration.
lu·min·ar·y [a person who inspires or influences others; a guiding light, an inspiration, a role model, a heroine, a leader, a legend]
Advancing Women in the Midst
Luminary is a first-of-its-kind global professional growth platform and collaboration hub created for women, women-identified, and our male allies to address the systemic challenges impacting women across all industries and sectors.
Our mission is to uplift, up-skill, and propel women forward through all phases of their professional journey. Whether you are entering or re-entering the workforce, a seasoned executive stuck in the middle, embarking on a career transition or entrepreneurship, Luminary is the ultimate career advocate providing “real world” advice, tools, and resources to advance, build, connect, and develop.
The community we've built is an ecosystem and an economy that is driven by women, for women. We are proud of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Luminary is open to all who wish to join, and there is no application process to become a Member.
Originally designed as a 15,000 square foot physical space in NoMad (NYC), Luminary went digital (literally) overnight in March 2020.
We knew we had to keep the conversations going and find a way to support our Members and community through all the obstacles ahead. As with many challenges, a great opportunity was presented to open our doors virtually and capture a worldwide audience -- quickly turning our site into a global platform and collaboration hub.
We now have Members based in 30+ countries, bringing additional diverse perspectives and ideas.
We also had to rebuild, recreate and redevelop tools to stay connected. We currently have over 700+ recorded hours of digital content saved in our Luminary Library, available to all Members on The Link (our Member portal). We continue to push forward and create additional assets and opportunities for our community -- watch this space!
Whether you’re participating in one of our digital programs from your home office or couch, working in our luxurious and modern space in NYC, or networking in our private, glass-enclosed rooftop lounge, The Glass Ceiling, the Luminary community welcomes you wherever you are in the world because...
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!
Some of our Corporate and Community Partners
“We became a Corporate Member of Luminary as we believe you get what it takes to move the needle in Diversity and Inclusion.”
Partner and Head of Global Financial Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
“Luminary is changing the status quo around what it means to be a women business leader, founder, and contributor.”
CEO, Ellevate Network
“Luminary is much more than just a beautiful space with co-working; it’s home to a powerful community of diverse individuals to learn from and network with.”
Tech & Disruptive Commerce Banker, JPMorgan
“Luminary has kept me sane during Covid-19.”
Career Coach and Business Consultant
“I learned so much from everyone at the “water cooler conversation” and felt that I can move forward with some really great new ideas.”
Psy.D. Founder, The Fashionologist
“Every time I spend time in Luminary, I make a great connection- meeting women who can help me with my current job, give me professional advice and support and expanding my network.”
Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta
“Just did my first workshop. Comments like “what you are doing is amazing” and “just knowing you are out there makes me feel better.” These words from Luminary members keep me going. Thanks for your support and I truly love the community!”
Founder of Indipop
“Luminary is helping me fill up my own cup and not feel guilty.”
Founder and CEO, Leave Your Mark / Host of Leave Your Mark Podcast
“Luminary has been a multi-functional sanctuary for me: whether it's acting as the calm, inviting space that promotes productivity, or programming that I know will impact my personal or professional life, or a gorgeous setting to see familiar faces and meet more! If I could move in, I would!!”
Managing Director, SWAT Equity Partners
Join the Movement
Perks and amenities include a digital library with over 700+ hours of downloadable content, a virtual platform to connect with other Members, plus a three-floor work and social space in the heart of New York City!
Join us for one of our upcoming events
January 17, 2022
#ComeSitAtOurTable: Mentor Moment with Maribel Lara
January 18, 2022
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Female Founders 100: Cate Luzio of Luminary. For keeping women connected--and her company in business.