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

$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. 

Congratulations to our President, Quenia Abreu and the rest of the outstanding leaders for making the 2021  MWBE Power-50 List!

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For the full list of the City & State MWBE Power 50, click here.

City & State’s first MWBE Power 50 – Compiled in partnership with journalist Leonard Robinson – recognizes the contractors, public officials, industry leaders and advocates behind rising utilization rates for New York’s businesses owned by women and racial minorities.


Quenia Abreu co-founded the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2002, when it became the first and only women’s chamber of commerce in the state. Abreu, who previously directed the Women’s Business Centers at the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation, has led the NYWCC since 2004, spearheading its efforts in assisting firms seeking MWBE certification. A member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on MWBEs, she also launched a women and minority business development center in Upper Manhattan.

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. 

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Upcoming Events

NY State Pandemic Small Business Grant Webinar with the NYWCC
Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 10:00am - 11:00am EST.

Partner Webinars

Harlem Community Development Corporation "Becoming New York State MWBE Certified"
Free Webinar: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST.

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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