About She Built NYC
In June 2018, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen launched She Built NYC, an initiative to commission public monuments honoring the women who have made New York City the most dynamic place on the globe.
The effort kicked off with an open call for nominations. Through women.nyc, members of the public submitted close to 2,000 nominations of women, groups of women, and events in women’s history they believed should be permanently memorialized through She Built NYC.
To see the full list of public nominations, please click here.
The announcement of Shirley Chisholm as the first woman to receive a monument is just the first step in that process: We won’t stop until the record is corrected, and at least 50% of the monuments in our public realm honor the incredible contributions women have made to our City.