The President of NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce speaks about Minority and Women Owned Businesses at Represent NYC

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. 

Construction Activities in Manhattanville Information Session 4-4-2013


Hosted by Columbia University and Community Board 9

Learn more about:

General Project Information ? Construction Activities in Manhattanville

Construction Activities at 148th and Broadway ? Project Design

Sustainability Initiatives ? Information for Minority, Women and Local Businesses and Individuals

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Nash Building
Enter at 96 Old Broadway

Make Taxes Work In Your Favor

?NYWCC Tax Workshop?

In Spanish
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
10:00 am ? 12:00 pm
Latino Microenterprise Institute
5030 Broadway, Suite 718
In English
Thursday, January 17, 2013
12 noon – 2:00pm
Operation Hope
2511 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Attend this workshop to learn about Federal, State and City filing requirements, techniques to minimize your tax bill, how business tax returns tie into personal tax filings, pre-tax health savings accounts, ?pre-tax spendable accounts, pre-tax retirement accounts and more.

Please RSVP – Space is limited


New York Women of Excellence – 10 Years and Growing!

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