Cate Luzio had no intention of starting her own business. She didn’t perceive of herself as an entrepreneur; she didn’t have a solid plan when she left her 20-year career in corporate banking.
But when interviewing for jobs in February 2018, conversations kept coming back to her ideas for advancing women in corporate leadership roles, and also helping guide them to entrepreneurial success. She wanted to provide a platform for support, for mentorship, for coaching and networking. Eight months later, she opened the doors to Luminary, a 15,000-square-foot space for working and networking in New York City.