programs helps women advance their careers in the greatest city in the world. Learn more about the programs that are making it happen.

Ask for More

Our salary negotiation workshops give you the strategies you need to make the strongest possible case for a new job, a raise, a promotion or better benefits. You’ll leave with a refreshed sense of confidence, killer negotiation skills and a new support network to help ensure you make what you’re worth.

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.

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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, NY Foundation for the Arts, and the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment. Click here for more information and to register.

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We Venture

Just 2.2% of venture capital funding goes to women-owned or led startups. So New York teamed up with venture capital partners to launch WE Venture, a bold new program that is funding NYC based companies founded, owned or led by women and/or minority entrepreneurs. For the next five years, New York will commit $10 million alongside $20 million from our consortium of VC firms, which will target early stage (ranging from seed stage through Series A) technology or technology-enabled companies.

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Designed by moms for moms, MotherCoders teaches moms JavaScript, CSS, HTML and other skills so they can 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 are free—and include childcare.

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Shop Women-Owned

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 helps New Yorkers (and out-of-towners) find women-owned businesses in all five boroughs. Look for “Shop Women-Owned” decals in shop windows or online, and put your wallet where it counts.

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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 VC capital, credit and expert legal teams so women can grow NYC startups into world-class companies.

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