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We are New York's advocate for women entrepreneurs.

About the Women's Chamber

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC) is a 501c3 not for profit organization established in the City of New York in 2002 to address the obstacles disproportionately faced by women—particularly women of color—in achieving success and economic independence through small business ownership, microenterprise, and self-employment.

NYWCC is an advocate of gender equity, parity and social economic justice, actively working in partnership with the City and State of New York to level the playing field and create equal and fair business opportunities for women and entrepreneurs of color. 

Advocating: We advocate for women and minority entrepreneurs, and act as the collective voice for women, entrepreneurs of color and small businesses on public policy and economic development decisions at all levels of government.
Connecting: We connect women and minority entrepreneurs to clients, business networks, government agencies and corporations for business and contracting opportunities. We also connect Women and minority entrepreneurs with the resources and funding they need to start, develop and grow their businesses.
Opening Doors: We open doors by working with government, corporations, small businesses and community stakeholders to break down barriers to entry and ensure that women and minority entrepreneurs of color are included in economic opportunities and given access to the resources they need to build capacity, grow their business and create generational wealth.






Women entrepreneurs received business services and training

Women & minority entrepreneurs have applied for the Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE)

New businesses created with our support and resources

Women entrepreneurs received business services and training


$ 65,000 Million

$100,000 Million

$20,000 Million


In capital for entrepreneurs in our network

In procurement contracts for women in our network

In PPP loans and $1M in grants for small businesses through technical assistance provided by NYWCC (during the pandemic)

Entrepreneurs got access to grants and other sources of capital (during the pandemic)


A Champion of MWBE

▪ NYWCC was instrumental in the passing of Local Law 1 and Article 15-A, which mandate M/WBE participation in City and State projects

▪ NYWCS is a member of the MWBE Advisory Boards for the Mayor, School of Construction Authority (SCA) and Department of Education (DOE)

Your success is our success.

We strive to forward your business. And, we do that through a number of business services and member events. Interested in learning more about the ways we connect, promote and open doors for women owned businesses.

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