Owner of Arepa Lady
To support her family, Colombian immigrant Maria Cano began cooking out of a food truck and developed a reputation for her delicious arepas – now she owns the Arepa Lady restaurant in Queens.
(Photo credit: Gerardo Romo)
Owner of Carry Me Cute NYC
Inspired by her daughter, Staten Island resident Lynnette Brooks launched her online retail businesses Carry Me Cute NYC to offer vibrant, handmade accessories for women and girls.
(Photo credit: Jennifer MacFarlane)
Owner of Dotory
South Korean native Haegeen Kim came to New York City for art school but ended up opening Dotory, her own eatery in Brooklyn offering a playful take on authentic Korean dishes.
(Photo credit: Ed Lefkowicz)
Engaging women entrepreneurs across the five boroughs
At interactive workshops across New York City, women entrepreneurs brainstormed opportunities for the future of WE NYC, collaborating with the City to identify challenges and design services. Read more in Forbes.
(Photo credit: Amy Rice Lavelle)
Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City – building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs. WE NYC is a first-of-its-kind effort in a major American city to address the entrepreneurship gender gap and empower women business-owners to reach their full economic potential. Focused on underserved communities, WE NYC connects women entrepreneurs with the resources, education, and community they need to thrive.
Through extensive research and engagement efforts, WE NYC has connected with more than 1,500 women entrepreneurs across the five boroughs to learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities women-owned businesses face. In response, WE NYC is working with an incredible set of partners to launch a series of free, tailored tools and services that will be available in the coming months.
Are you a woman entrepreneur? Get involved with WE NYC programs today! You can also stay updated on WE NYC services by signing up for our WE NYC newsletter and joining the WE NYC Facebook group. You can also chat with us online using #WENYC.
Deputy Mayor Glen and Department of Small Business Services Announce Inaugural Class of Mentors to Support Underserved Women Entrepreneurs in New York City
February 23, 2016
A diverse group of women entrepreneurs from across all business sectors will be mentoring women entrepreneurs from underserved communities in a new City program called WEConnect Mentors, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced today.
Deputy Mayor Glen and Department of Small Business Services Announce New Services to Address Needs of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City
November 19, 2015
In honor of International Women's Entrepreneurship Day, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, the Department of Small Business Services, and Citi today released an extensive analysis on the state of women’s entrepreneurship in New York City, and announced a corresponding set of tailored services for women entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of the City's WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City) initiative.
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Glen and Citi Launch Women Entrepreneurs NYC to Expand Entrepreneurship in New York City
March 12, 2015
First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities.
Join the WE NYC Facebook group, a space for you to connect with and support other women entrepreneurs.
Share your story and help us celebrate New York City women entrepreneurs using #WENYC.