Columbus Women's Commission
Shelly Beiting, Executive Director
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Heather Whaling is founder/president of Geben Communication. In 2016, she was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN).
After launching the company from her dining room in 2009, Heather’s fresh approach to best practices has helped Geben evolve into a highly respected, sought-after, award-winning PR firm. With 20+ employees and offices in Columbus and Chicago, Geben was named the national media relations agency of the year (Ragan/PR Daily) and a top 10 agency for startups (Agency Post).
A board member of The Women's Fund of Central Ohio, Heather is a vocal advocate for issues impacting women and girls. As creator of RewriteTheRules.co – a crowdsouced database of paid leave policies – her perspective on paid family leave has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com and a variety of local and national media outlets.