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This is a lonely time to be a leader. Here’s how I’m saving my business while I recover from COVID-19


A month ago, I was preparing for a speaking engagement with women entrepreneurs and small-business owners about career pivots and building a company. I left my two-decade career in banking to start Luminary, a company focused on advancing women in the workforce through community from our 15,000-square-foot space in New York City.

I would soon face one of the swiftest and most difficult business pivots of my career. While we began taking all of the necessary health precautions, in less than two weeks, the global pandemic forced me to temporarily close the door to a space that I had opened just a year ago.