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Whether it was supporting the burgeoning start-up sector or supporting more established companies, New York City had a huge opportunity as our economy transforms to put our thumb on the scale and fix systemic gender inequities. So I founded women.nyc, a comprehensive platform that provides tools, resources, and access to capital to help women succeed in their businesses and careers. ” — Alicia Glen

  • “Our goal with women.nyc is to be a model for cities and countries around the world on how to empower women. We’ve created actual tools and resources in New York City that put money in women’s pockets.”

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  • Over the past nine months, women.nyc, a women-empowerment initiative, has sought to address the unequal gender representation in public spaces through She Built NYC, which seeks to commemorate historical women across the five boroughs.

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  • “In New York City, however, that information and more is available in one hub, thanks to an innovative, interactive website the city launched last month specifically for women.”

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  • “By partnering with five [VC] firms, more women will have access to capital that they need to start and grow their great ideas,” said Glen.

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  • “The site offers information on processes such as hiring a lawyer, starting a business, and applying for affordable housing, in the tone of an after-work pep talk over Martinis. Women of NYC, make your power move.”

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  • “Created to help women further their careers, women.nyc is also designed to provide such services as legal advice, networking opportunities, mentoring and financial assistance. While approximately 40 percent of working women in the U.S outearn their husbands, this new initiative is meant to remind people to support female-owned companies in New York City.”

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