Promoting, Connecting and Opening  Doors for Women Entrepreneurs.  

Our focus is the economic empowerment of all women entrepreneurs.

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization dedicated to assisting women achieve success and economic independence through business ownership and self-employment.

COVID19 Resources & Financial Assistance

           COVID19 Resources &              Financial Assistance

Dear Women Entrepreneurs,

COVID-19 continues to have a monumental impact on our communities and small businesses across the Tri-State area and the entire country. In an active effort to prioritize the health and well-being of our community and staff, we will service all clients remotely from our office to ensure that we will still be in steady communication with you. 

We are committed to continuing to provide services to our women entrepreneurs during these perilous times. If your business is impacted by COVID-19 and in need of assistance please contact us and a member of our team will get back to you. We are fully accessible via phone and email at 212.491.9640 and

What's NEWS with the Chamber

Register for our Money Matters Financial Management Program                                                w/Financial Expert & Business Coach Tuesday Brooks

La Cámara de Comercio de Mujeres de New York por casi veinte años a ayudando a miles de empresas a obtener esta importante certificación destinada a empresas de propiedad de mujeres y minorías, que dará acceso a mejores oportunidades de negocios. Ya hemos iniciado nuestro proceso de asesoría y acompañamiento de empresas que deseen postular.

Register for our Money Matters Financial Management Program                                                w/Financial Expert & Business Coach Tuesday Brooks

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Tuesday Brooks, MBA, is owner of AJOY, a financial management firm on a mission to accelerate the growth of financially-sound women-led companies that employ. Tuesday has won numerous state and local M/WBE contracts in the public and private sectors. She is a Business Coach for BE NYC, Columbia CU Grow, Growth Path, and the NY Urban League.

Program topics include:

  • What it really means to be profitable

  • How to interpret your financial                 statements

  • Understanding your tax returns

  • How budgeting positively impacts cash flow

  • Preparing for capital

* This is a certificate program.                                          You are required to register for all sessions.

Key to NYC Vaccine Mandate Has Begun!

This week, NYC launched a lifesaving mandate to keep our city safe. Workers and customers will have to provide proof of vaccination in order to participate in indoor dining, indoor entertainment, and indoor fitness facilities. This mandate began on August 17th, with enforcement which started September 13th, 2021.


People 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:


   •   Indoor dining

   •   Indoor fitness

   •   Indoor entertainment

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Key to NYC is a first-in-the-nation approach that will be phased in over the next few weeks. For more details about the Key to NYC program, see below or visit

This new requirement includes bars, restaurants, nightclubs, performance venues, gyms, movie and stage theatres, museums and other indoor venues. Staff at these locations are also required to be vaccinated.

$800 Million in assistance through the Small Business Recovery Grant Program to Provide Funding to Small Businesses to Help Them Recover From the Economic Impact of the Pandemic; Online Applications are Available Now!

The small business recovery grant program will provide funding to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, with priority being given to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities. 

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Please contact our office at (212) 491-9640 for technical assistance. We will directly help you with the application process. 


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All of us at NYWCC are thrilled to let you know that our fearless leader, NYWCC CEO & President Quenia Abreu, is getting some much-deserved recognition for her tireless work helping women and minorities launch and grow MWBEs for nearly 20 years and for her dedicated efforts helping us survive and thrive throughout the pandemic and beyond! She is our champion and our advocate, and we are proud to applaud her.

In May, Quenia was named one of City & State’s first MWBE Power 50. Right on the heels of that acclaim, in a special virtual ceremony live streamed on July 15, Crain’s New York Business named Abreu its Civic Diversity Hero, making her one of just eight individuals and three companies selected among 37 finalists to win Crain’s inaugural Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award. 

The honor celebrated, as Crain’s wrote in the invitation to the online event, “New York City individuals and businesses that are leading by example and holding themselves and others accountable for diversity and inclusion initiatives.” 


Since the pandemic’s onset last year, the NYWCC has instituted over 100 virtual and in-person programs advising MWBEs of coping strategies and worked directly with communities to help struggling small business owners reopen and procure grants and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. The NYWCC has helped over 500 small businesses survive.


Quenia also launched the MWBE Center and Women’s Microenterprise Institute and helped more than 5,000 business owners apply for MWBE certification.


In other words, Quenia has our back, and she always will go the distance no matter the odds or the obstacles in her way! Once more, CONGRATULATIONS, Quenia! 

Upcoming Events

ContractHER 2021 Cohort Training Program
Every Friday, starting September 10, 2021 to November 12, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:30pm EST. (every session)


Money Matters Financial Management: For Women Business Owners
Every Wednesday, starting September 15, 2021 to October 20, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm EST. (every session)


Partner Webinars

Harlem CDCLaunch Your Food Business: Optimizing Products and Production
Free Webinar: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST.

NYC Department of Small Business Services: MWBE Certification Workshop 
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

NYC Department of Small Business Services: Customized Training Q&A 
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST.

The Women's Chamber champions women-owned businesses of all industries, ethnicities, sizes and at all stages.

Grow your business success through networking events, educational resources and advocacy.

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