Browse our list of past and present programs

Digital Office Hours

Digital Office Hours is a 4-month pilot program launched in November 2021. This innovative virtual tool connects NYC women with successful, seasoned professionals in diverse fields for free career conversations. Participants can schedule a 30-minute conversation with an innovator, founder, or even a CEO, and seek guidance on topics including exploring a new field, navigating a career change, negotiating a job offer, and more.

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Childcare Innovation Lab

The Childcare Innovation Lab works to re-frame access to childcare as a core economic development issue rather than a private family matter by:

1) Leading research about the effect of childcare on NYC’s economy and families;

2) Working with NYC employers and fellow government agencies to catalyze public-private collaboration and innovation that can expand accessible, affordable, quality childcare solutions and support working women and families

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New Venture 50+

Offered in collaboration with the Department of Small Business Services, NewVenture was a free bootcamp for NYC women ages 50 and up who have an idea for a new business. The intensive course meets twice a week for six weeks in total and takes entrepreneurs from idea to action plan. The program teaches participants how to refine their business concepts, draft a strong business plan, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable small business, all through the lens of current market shifts and changes due to the economic impact of Covid-19.

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Women in Film Fund

NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre promotes diversity within New York’s media and entertainment industry by awarding up to $7.5 million in grants to projects for, by and about women.  The NYC Women’s Fund is a campaign of, NY Foundation for the Arts, and the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment.

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WE Venture

WE Venture invests in New York City based technology start-up companies founded by underrepresented entrepreneurs. Through this public-private partnership, more women and underrepresented entrepreneurs will have access to the capital that they need to grow their companies.

WE Venture will identify investment opportunities in start-up companies that meet the following criteria :

  • Include underrepresented founders.
  • Have a New York City-based location.
  • Seek early-stage funding (ranging from seed through Series A).
  • Provide a technology-focused or technology-enabled service or product.


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She Built NYC

Pioneering women have shaped New York history through politics, work and more. She Built NYC is a public-arts campaign that celebrates their impact while addressing gender gaps in city spaces. Launched by, She Built NYC aims to ensure that half of the city’s statues celebrate women. In this way, New York’s full story will be told and yesterday’s trailblazers can inspire the change-makers of tomorrow. For more information on public art in New York City, visit

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Ask for More (2019 - 2020)

Our salary negotiation workshops taught participants the strategies they needed to make the strongest possible case for a new job, a raise, a promotion or better benefits. Participants left the class with a refreshed sense of confidence, negotiation skills and a new support network. Check back on for updates about future sessions.

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MotherCoders (2019)

Designed by moms for moms, MotherCoders was a program that taught JavaScript, CSS, HTML and other skills to mothers so they could get careers in the tech industry, an important part of New York’s economy. Created in the Bay Area by moms for moms, MotherCoders made its New York debut at the Brooklyn Public Library in early 2019, thanks to a partnership between Google, MotherCoders and Nine weeks of classes were provided for free, with childcare included.

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Shop Women-Owned (2019)

New York is home to more than 200,000 women-owned businesses—more than any other city in the U.S. And since where people shop matters as much as what they buy, and American Express teamed up in March 2019 to launch Shop Women-Owned, a campaign that helped New Yorkers (and out-of-towners) find women-owned businesses in all five boroughs.  “Shop Women-Owned” decals were placed physically and virtually to help shoppers participate in the campaign.

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