Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City — building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs. 

WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

While there are almost 200,000 women entrepreneurs in NYC and women contribute approximately $50 Billion dollars annually in revenue, according to our research, men own 1.5 times the number of businesses, have 3.5 times the number of employees, and generate 4.5 times the amount of revenue.

Women entrepreneurs are growing quickly!

WE NYC has researched the reasons for this gender gap and developed tailored programs and tools with women entrepreneurs through user testing and intensive feedback efforts to create an initiative that connects women entrepreneurs with the resources, education and community they need to thrive. 

This summer, New York City was rated the best City in the world for women entrepreneurs. Get involved and join the movement!