Even as Covid-19 has strained nearly every aspect of life in New York City, in recent weeks, we’ve heard about so many women who are meeting the moment with creativity, intelligence and empathy.
Whether she’s pivoting her catering businesses to make food for first responders or redeploying her 3D printers to forge Covid test kits, these New Yorkers are looking at what’s possible — and how to help the city they love come back.
Michelle Alerte, New Women Space
Learn more about Michelle and New Women Space, a community-led event space in Brooklyn and 100% of NWS’ programming is led by self-identified POC, women, femme, queer, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
Helen Aboah, Urban Zen
Learn more about Helen, CEO of Urban Zen, a NYC-based luxury lifestyle and wellness brand is providing free, holistic healing to our remarkable frontline healthcare workers.
Adina Levin, Collab
Learn more about Adina, CEO and Co-Founder of Collab, a community of world-class creatives and makers that has pivoted to assembling Covid-19 test kits—exclusively by, and for, New Yorkers.
Deepti Sharma, FoodtoEat
Learn more about Deepti, CEO and Founder of FoodtoEat, a catering service that connects immigrant, women and minority-run food businesses with corporate clients throughout NYC and how they pivoted to support New Yorkers in need.
Marcela and Wendia, Love Notes to NYC
Learn more about Marcela and Wendia, founders of Love Notes to NYC, an initiative filled with crowd-sourced love notes from New Yorkers to the city they love.
Selma and Sara, Friendly Fridges
Learn more about Selma and Sara of the Friendly Fridge initiative, which provides free food via public refrigerators placed around NYC to aid food insecure communities 24/7.
Elena Besser, The Lineup
Learn more about Elena Besser of The Lineup, a NYC-based monthly dinner series that has pivoted to support the restaurant industry by highlighting chefs and cooks who lost their income due to Covid-19.
Zarith Pineda, Territorial Empathy
Learn more about Zarith Pineda of Territorial Empathy, a NYC-based, volunteer-driven design lab that is addressing pressing urban issues and advocating for vulnerable populations both in NYC and around the world.
Crystal and Julia, Shower Power
Learn more about Julia Chambers and Crystal Adams of Shower Power, a nonprofit bringing hygiene kits and mobile showers to New Yorkers who lack regular access to hygiene resources.
Hannah Goldberg, Tanabel Table
Learn more about Hannah Goldberg, founder of Tanabel Table, a NYC-based food and events company working with talented refugee chefs that pivoted to preparing meals and delivering groceries for New Yorkers in need.
Kaylin Marcotte, Jiggy Puzzles
Learn more about Kaylin Marcotte, founder of Jiggy Puzzles, a NYC-based puzzle manufacturer that works with emerging artists to transform original, one-of-a-kind artwork into one of the year’s most sought-after quarantine activities.
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