Juggling a career and motherhood is never easy, but that doesn’t mean being a mom should be hidden from view in the workplace. The Wing CEO Audrey Gelman proudly bares her baby bump on the cover of Inc. magazine and it’s about time.

The October issue of Inc. magazine features a cover story about female founders with a prominent image of Gelman in a snug-fitting black dress against a bright yellow background. There’s absolutely no denying that beautiful baby bump and it’s a groundbreaking day for working women everywhere.

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I am honored to be featured on the cover of @incmagazine’s female founders issue and to be the first visibly pregnant CEO on the cover of a business magazine. It is amazing to be featured on this list alongside incredible trailblazers and friends like @shanlynm @nicolegibbonsstyle @whitney @jennifer @jenniferyael @lepitts and more. Check out @youfoundchristine’s story on @the.wing’s growth over the past three years and our future plans, which include our first conference for members + non-members, The Wing’s #StrictlyBusiness, and how we’re developing new definitions of what Wing membership will be. I am humbled by what we all go through together collectively to change the ratio – and how when we gather and support one another, we go further, faster. 💛 photo by @hollyandres!

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“My hope is that women see this and again feel the confidence to take greater professional risks while also not shelving their dreams of becoming a mother and starting a family,” Gelman told TODAY.

Gelman is the co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a women’s co-working space with locations across the country including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago. She explained to TODAY that images like this are critical to eliminating the bias that women can’t successfully balance a career and motherhood.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Inc. via Instagram

 

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