CELEBRATING 17 YEARS PROMOTING, CONNECTING AND OPENING DOORS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
On behalf of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, we want to congratulate our 2019 Honorees Lorraine Grillo, Shendora Pridgen, Francilia Wilkins Rahim, Zenaida Rodriguez, Kimberly D. Hardy, Sarah V. Man, Cira Angeles, Eugenia Foxworth, Renee Sacks, Rodneyse Bichotte & Mark Gjonaj.
We also want to extend a heart-felt thank you to our sponsors and guests for supporting our 2019 New York Women of Excellence Awards & ContractHER fundraising breakfast. Thanks to their enthusiastic response we were able to raise needed funds for our ContractHER Program.
Our ContractHer Sponsors are: SCA, Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, Foxworth Realty, Sacks Communications, MirRam Group, Diversity Agenda, WBC, Wells Fargo, Turner Construction, Skanska, Inca Kola, Verizon, Magnacare, McKissack & McKissack, L.A. Riverside Brokerage and Columbia University.
This event would not have been a success without all of you! We appreciate your commitment to the mission of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce and look forward to your continued support.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 HONOREES
MEET OUR 2019 HONOREES
Global Head of Supplier Diversity
President & CEO,
School Construction Authority (SCA)
Dept. of Design & Construction (DDC)
Global Head of Supplier Diversity
FRANCILIA WILKINS RAHIM
CEO and Founder
R.F. Wilkins Consultants, Inc.
Renee Sacks, Ph.D.
Publisher, Diversity Agenda
Executive Director, Women Builders Council
President & CEO, Sacks Communications
EUGENIA C. FOXWORTH
SARAH V MAN
Managing Director – Investments
The Voyage Group at Wells Fargo Advisors
ADEOLA ADEJOBI, ESQ
CEO and Founder
Business & Diversity Initiatives Unit
MTA Department of Diversity and Civil Rights
President & CEO
LA Riverside Brokerage, Inc.
Chair of the M/WBEs Subcommittee
Vice President of Compliance
McKissack & McKissack
Chair of the Small Business Committee
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
SUPPORT OUR 2020 NEW YORK WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS
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WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO INVEST IN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Join the New York Women's Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 New York Women of Excellence Breakfast Ceremony!
The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Women’s Chamber), established in 2002, is a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to assisting women achieve success and economic independence through business ownership and self-employment. NYWCC advocates for and actively works to create equal and fair business opportunities fostering an environment that nurtures the growth of women owned businesses in the City and State of New York. We propel and support business success for our members through network building, educational resources, assistance with government contracting and advocacy.
Since its creation, the Women’s Chamber has provided business services and training to more than 20,000 individuals, assisted with the creation of more than 5000 new businesses and aided entrepreneurs in accessing 35 million in capital and 45millions in procurement contracts. The organization has also assisted more than 1000 entrepreneurs in applying for minority certification through its Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Center and its Women Microenterprise Institute.
The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce actively advocates on the both the City, State and Corporate level for the advancement of minority women’s business enterprises.
The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce identifies minority suppliers; assists women business enterprises in becoming certified and facilitates procurement opportunities between major purchasing entities and certified minority and women suppliers. The Women’s Chamber membership includes close to 5,000 women that reflect adversity in in both ethnicity, industry and business stages. The Women’s Chamber corporate sponsorship consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
Learn more about the Women’s Chamber www.nywcc.org
Women in USA Economy
91% of all home purchases in the U.S. are driven by women
70-80% Global Consumer Spending delivered by women ($20 trillion annually)
Women-owned businesses make up 40% of all private businesses in NYC
Women-owned businesses in NYC generate $53 billion in revenue and employed nearly 273K people
NYC accounted for 57% of all women-owned businesses in NY State, which is higher than the city’s overall share of the state’s businesses and population
Only 2% of women-owned firms received public contracts in New York City
92% women entrepreneurs in NYC are non-employer businesses (self-employed or solopreneurs)
The average annual income of NYC Women entrepreneurs is only $32K
NYC women entrepreneurs make as much as 34% below NYC ‘s median income
Women-owned businesses generate only 13% of all private revenues in NYC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New York Women's Chamber of Commerce
Altus Metal & Marble
West Harlem Group
Community & Citizenship
CEI Altura Capital
Vera Moore Cosmetics
Former Vice President