The Wing announced that its New York City spaces have fully reopened and it has brought on new executive leadership. Above all, The Wing is a network of community and co-working spaces designed for women. The executive leadership team will provide strategic advice on matters related to the company’s policies and programs. Restaurants are starting to reopen and companies are switching to a hybrid work model or going fully remote. Meanwhile, The Wing remains a space dedicated to helping women work, grow and connect. The pandemic has disproportionately and significantly impacted women in the workforce. McKinsey and Lean In found there has been an increase in layoffs for women compared to men. Moreover, it is growing even worse for women of color.
An impressive executive leadership team
Robbin Mitchell is joining the Board of Directors alongside executive chairwoman Sheila Lirio Marcelo. Mitchell is a Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group. She also brings two decades of experience in retail and fashion. Most recently, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Club Monaco. She will join Marcelo to accelerate The Wing’s national and international expansion plans. She will also help The Wing further its mission of creating workspaces that work for women. The Wing has fully opened its Soho, Bryant Park and Flatiron locations. At this time, there are plans to begin programming and reopen nationally in the coming weeks.
“Our New York locations are now open and we’re looking towards the future of continuing to reopen our spaces nationally and launch in new cities, and as part of us moving forward, I am excited to expand our board and launch our Advisory Board,” said Sheila Lirio Marcelo. “Robbin Mitchell brings a wealth of experience in retail and operations and will be a crucial asset to us as The Wing continues to focus on creating a diverse and inclusive space for its members and staff. I am thrilled to have a number of new incredible women join our leadership team and advisory board to help us do that.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to join The Wing’s board of directors with a focus on retail and operations, where I will be providing support to The Wing on scaling operations and re-growing its retail and partnerships in the spaces for members to take advantage of,” said Robbin Mitchell, The Wing’s Board of Directors. “It has been a very challenging time for women — especially women in the workforce — so the need to think creatively and thoughtfully about work and workspaces is more critical than ever.”
Guiding the executive leadership team
The Wing also launched a new Advisory Board. This Board will provide the executive leadership team with essential guidance on operations and diversity as the workspace reopens. The Board will work closely with The Wing’s Board of Directors and management team. Together, they will provide objective opinions, feedback and ideas related to the company’s policies, programs and events. Members will also identify areas of improvement and inclusion inside the company and in its spaces. The founding members of the Advisory Board bring a diverse set of skills, input and knowledge and include:
- Donna Byrd, Founder and CEO of BlueButterfly
- Luvvie Ajayi Jones, speaker, author and digital strategist. She is the author of New York Times bestsellers “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual” and “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual“.
- Hitha Palepu, CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals and investor. She is an entrepreneur, investor and author. Her second book, “We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris,” will be published this fall.
“Being an Advisory Board member at The Wing means being instrumental in building truly inclusive spaces to work, collaborate and grow. This is an opportunity to be a part of progress, accountability and change,” said Luvvie Ajayi Jones.
As New York City and other cities continue to reopen by adhering to the CDC guidelines fully, The Wing is poised to be a space that is made for the future of work. If interested, sign up to join The Wing’s membership and receive updates.
About The Wing
The Wing is a growing community of professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders from across the globe. These professionals find sanctuary and productivity at our beautiful, shared workspaces; meaningful connections through our networking opportunities; career growth through our job platform; and perhaps most importantly, support and camaraderie through sharing strategies and resources. The Wing’s vision is to create the space for our members to thrive and improve their lives. It aims to do this by helping them pursue their ambition, grow their careers and forge meaningful connections that last a lifetime.
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About Robbin Mitchell
Robbin Mitchell is a Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”), a global management consulting firm. She has held that role since June 2016. From 2011 to 2015, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Club Monaco, a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren Corporation, a luxury and apparel company. Before that, Mitchell held several executive management positions at Ralph Lauren for ten years, including Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President Global Business Process Integration and Supply Chain Management, and Vice President Wholesale Polo Brand. Before joining Ralph Lauren, Mitchell held various senior executive roles in strategy and operations at Tommy Hilfiger and GFT USA, a designer apparel manufacturer and distributor. Prior to her industry operating roles, Mitchell spent nine years working in the consulting and investment banking industries specializing in the retail and apparel sectors including at McKinsey & Co, BCG, and Lehman Brothers.