It all started back in 2017, when Gyna, one of our co-founders moved to Seattle, WA and discovered the term “Seattle freeze”. She had already experienced moving to a new city with small kids and how difficult it was finding like-minded mom friends. Never did she imagine living in a city that was in dire need of ways for people to connect and build community. They call this the "Seattle Freeze".
Gyna saw the impact that Seattle freeze had on mothers when she proposed a moms night out outing on Facebook in a new moms group she had just joined. Never did she imagine that 16 women would come out! Gyna decided to facilitate a conversation amongst the moms and encourage them to steer clear of discussing their partner or children. As much as we love them, this night was for them to encourage and focus on themselves for once.
Rich conversation was had and new connections were made. This group of women closed the restaurant down and the gathering ended with tears of joy and a new hope of building authentic genuine community. Gyna realized that this was her life's work. Creating authentic spaces for moms to connect and find their community.
Fast forward to today, Gyna moved back to NYC and The Mothering was birthed, expanding our demographic, capabilities, and ambitions to bring even more moms together IRL and create a spaces where meaningful connection, tangible support, and encouragement of each other will help change the future of our families for generations to come.
Gyna Uhrlass, is a veteran stay at home mom of three children for over a decade, Gyna understands the challenges and joys that come with this incredible journey. It was her desire to create a safe space for new mom support groups where moms could find solace, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships that led her to establish The Mothering.
Looking ahead, Gyna is dedicated to expanding The Mothering reach, both locally and globally. She envisions a future where moms from all corners of the world can access the resources, support, and encouragement they need to thrive.
Join Gyna and the The Mothering movement as they embark on this inspiring journey of connection, growth, and empowerment. Together, they are redefining what it means to be a mom, one heartfelt connection at a time.
Eddwina Bright is a seasoned professional known for her contributions in corporate leadership, career development, and entrepreneurship. She began her career at Citi, excelling in process improvement and best practices for Global Transaction Services.
Eddwina's passion for empowering others led her to America Needs You, where she served as Chief of Staff and crafted career development programs for first-generation college students. She also founded a successful e-commerce fashion company.
With experience at organizations like Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and JP Morgan Chase, Eddwina's expertise is vast. Most recently, she served as Chief Product Officer at Health in Her HUE, a digital platform connecting women of color to healthcare resources.
Eddwina's academic journey is marked by achievements, including graduating as Valedictorian from Baltimore City Community College and earning an honors bachelor's degree in Finance from Morgan State University. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Eddwina enjoys travel, consulting with businesses, and cherishing moments with her husband and two daughters.