Women entrepreneurs are key drivers in New York; their businesses generate $50 billion into the economy per year and employ over 190,000. So when they thrive, NYC gets stronger. WE (Women Entrepreneurs) NYC was formed to connect women to resources that have been historically directed to men. WE NYC provides venture capital, credit, and expert legal advice so women can grow their startups into world-class companies.Read more
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.Read More
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 familiesRead More
New Venture 50+
New Venture is a free bootcamp for NYC woman age 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. The first group of participants graduated in July 2020 and said the program enhanced not only their knowledge but their sense of possibility as well.Read More
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 $5.5 million in grants to projects for, by and about women. The first round of funding, worth $1.5 million, was announced in February 2019 and is currently supporting 63 projects in TV, film, and the theater. In July 2019, the fund added an additional $500,000 for music projects such as EPs, LPs or videos for yet to be released works in all genres. The NYC Women’s Fund is a campaign of women.nyc, NY Foundation for the Arts, and the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment. Applications are now closed. Recipients will be notified in March 2022.Read More
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.
WE Venture Partners include Archer Gray, Future\Perfect Ventures, Golden Seeds Venture Fund, WOCstar Fund, and the Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley.Learn More
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 women.nyc, 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.Read More
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 women.nyc for updates about future sessions.Read More
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, women.nyc 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.Read More