New York State Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) legislation lays the foundation for establishing procurement goals for MWBE’s in New York City. However, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer recently gave NYC a grade of “D” on MWBE procurement; out of the $17 billion that NYC spends on goods and services each year, less than four percent goes towards Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises.
On the Sunday, April 26 Episode of “Represent NYC,” NYC District 9 Councilwoman Inez E. Dickens discusses how NYC can better support the growth of MWBE’s with Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer of the MTA; Quenia Abreu, Founder, President and CEO of New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and Bertha Lewis, Founder and President of The Black Institute. Recently, the Black Institute released “Not Good Enough,” a report chronicling New York’s insufficient progress toward developing MWBE’s.
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The?NY Women’s Chamber hosted its 10th Anniversary New York Women of Excellence Celebration and Fundraising Breakfast on September 20, 2012.
Front row (left – right): Rashia Mason for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA),?Community Partner Award;?Monika Mantilla,?President and CEO,?Altura Capital Group; Dorothy Pentzke,?Founder,?Pentzke Group II, LLC;?Migdalia Rivera,?CEO and Founder,?Stiletto Media;?Nancy Lepre,?President,?Abracadabra Painting Company, Inc./?Avante Contracting Corp.;?Shirley Lam,?President,?Connetquot West, Inc.
Back row (left – right):?Debra White,?Director,Supplier Diversity Program,?New York Power Authority;?Sonya Covington,?Assistant Vice President, Commercial & Residential Development,?Forest City Ratner Enterprises;?Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President,?Gentleman of Quality (GQ Award);?Tanya Pope,?Executive Director,?Construction Business Services, Columbia University Facilities; Summer Alhamash, Principal,?Heritage Architecture, LLC
Not pictured: Claire Scanlon, for?BNY Mellon,?Corporate Partner Award