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

Announcements from the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA):


SBA is currently offering PPP Loans until May 31, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

Below are the following steps needed to 

1. Find a lender:


You can also contact us, the New York Women's Chamber of Commerce for assistance on finding a lender. Call our office at

(212) 491-9640 anytime between 10am - 5pm, Monday through Friday and we will gladly help.


2. Identify a loan:

  • First Draw PPP loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP loans are available to you.

  • Second Draw PPP loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP loan.

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and its President proudly congratulate Isabel Casillas Guzman on her confirmation to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


“This could not have come at a more timely occasion, considering it is Women’s History Month. We are excited to have a woman with the expertise and accomplishments of Isabel Casillas Guzman to lead one of the most important Federal Agencies during this time,” said Lina Gottesman, Chair of the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce.


“The NY Women’s Chamber has been a long time partner of SBA, and today more than ever, we look forward to continuing to work with SBA under the leadership of Ms. Guzman, a proven champion of small businesses to help get our Economy back on its feet,” said

Quenia Abreu, President of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

We are ready to join her and support her efforts to increase access to capital, to business development programs and to contracting opportunities, so that women, minority enterprises and the small business community at large can survive, recover and thrive!”

President Biden could not have chosen a better person for the job. The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce is excited and proud to support Ms. Guzman’s confirmation. 

Remembering Katherine Creag

We at the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce are saddened by the recent passing of Katherine Creag a beloved member of the News 4 family morning news “Today in New York” for years. 


Katherine who emceed our 2014 New York Women of Excellence Award Breakfast was a bundle of energy, joyful, witty and funny, with a friendly personality that warmed you up and made you feel comfortable. Our 2014 NY Women of Excellence remains one of my favorites because of Katherine! I remembered her words that day, “Quenia I got this, sit down, relax and enjoy your event.”  And I did! It was magical. We tried to honor Katherine at our last NY Women of Excellence but her schedule did not permit it. We will honor her posthumously at our next NY Women of Excellence. 

A 1996 NYU graduate who spent five years  at Fox before joining NBC, Creag won or shared in winning multiple Emmys, AP and Murrow awards over the course of a career that also took her to Dallas, Charlotte and Syracuse. Creag joined WNBC in 2011 and spent the better part of the last decade covering anything and everything across our region.


Instantly recognizable for her distinctive voice and hearty laugh, Creag was the first face many New Yorkers woke up to every day.


We are going to miss Katherine, her vivacious personality, her voice and her smile! 

On behalf of all of us at the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, we extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. 

Upcoming Events

Partner Webinars

Harlem Community Development Corporation "Patents for Startups And Beyond "

Free Webinar: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am ET.

Walmart Pre-Application Open Call Webinars

Walmart is looking for small businesses and U.S. manufacturers that have shelf ready, innovative items at the great value that Walmart customers are looking for. If your product is made, grown or assembled in the U.S. and you want the chance to pitch your products at Open Call 2021, join one of these Pre-Application Webinars to decide if you’re ready to apply. Hear directly from select Walmart Merchants about what they look for at Open Call, as well as insights from business owners who became Walmart Suppliers through this annual event.


Sign up for the last pre-application webinar on schedule. Webinars will be hosted on Zoom.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

The Women's Chamber champions women-owned businesses of all industries, ethnicities, sizes and at all stages. Welcome our Member of the week!

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

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“Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.”

The Women’s Chamber corporate sponsorship consists of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

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