Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.  Continue Reading →

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Construction Industry Members Form External Diversity Advisory Board That Provides Guidance To DDC M/WBE Program

Fourteen leaders from the regional construction industry have joined to form the second DDC External Advisory Board, lending guidance to the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program at the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC), one of the City’s leading agencies in awarding contracts to M/WBEs. Continue Reading →

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JPMorgan Chase Announces $1 Million Investment To Support Women Of Color (Update)

JPMorgan Chase today announced a $1 million investment to help Black and Hispanic women-led startups thrive from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

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First Lady Chirlane McCray: Don’t Rewrite My Office Romance Into A #MeToo Moment

First Lady Chirlane McCray, has responded to a recent New York Daily News story that falsely portrayed her love story to husband and New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

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Baby-Friendly Celebration At NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

will host a special luncheon for mothers, babies, and their families on Monday, March 5, 2018, to celebrate the hospital’s “Baby-Friendly” designation. Continue Reading →

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WE Connect Event: Goals To Growth From Harlem To Hollis

Celebrate National Women’s History Month with Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)! Join us for a half day event to learn how to achieve your goals and take your business to the next level. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Is Making Moves To Level The Playing Field In The Business Of NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million to minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).

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Why Someone Was Dead Wrong For Defiling Harriet Tubman Statue With A ‘Pink Pussy Hat’ In Harlem

On Saturday, as an estimated 1 million people took part in the Women’s March in cities all over the country, someone defiled a statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem by putting a pink pussy hat on top of the legend’s head. Continue Reading →

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Girl Code, The Journey From Average Teens To Powerhouses

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere from Harlem to Hollis, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. Continue Reading →

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Seitu’s World: Reel Sisters Of The Diaspora 2017 Celebrates 20 Years

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On October 21 – 22, 2017, the Phyllis Stickney, Carlyn Butts, and others celebrated the 20th anniversary of Reel Sisters Of The Diaspora 2017 at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem, New York.

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Mayor de Blasio And Others Launch New Paid Internship For Women In Tech

Mayor de Blasio, Cornell Tech and the City University of New York today launched a new winter internship program as part of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in NY (WiTNY) initiative. Continue Reading →

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NY Women’s Foundation Honors Women From Harlem And More (Photographs)

The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) honored four inspiring Manhattan women at its Neighborhood Dinner on September 19th, 2017. Continue Reading →

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The Future Of Women’s Equality Must Learn From Its Flawed History

By Erin Vilardi, CEO and Founder, VoteRunLead

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Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that was passed by Congress June 4, 1919 and ratified in August 1920, granting the right to vote to women. Continue Reading →

Google At Essence Festival 2017 In New Orleans

Google made a big splash over the weekend with three signature events all hosted at The Chicory: a Women’s Entrepreneurial Luncheon (Harlem fave 135th Street, CEO Shante Bacon served as one of the speakers) at the Essence Festival 2017 in New Orleans. Continue Reading →

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3 Tips For Women Worried About Outliving Their Retirement Nest Egg

Few things make retirees more nervous than the possibility their savings could run dry.

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And the situation can be even more troublesome for women, who are at greater risk of outliving their money because, on average, they live longer than men. Continue Reading →

Join Ms. Janet Mock At AOL Build

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Janet Mock is a TV host and advocate lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Ms. Foundation for Women. Continue Reading →