Our Partners include The Huffington Post, Citi Community Development, Deutsche Bank, Grameen America, the Office of Financial Empowerment, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

WE NYC's Advisory Council consists of a diverse set of public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders that meet regularly to inform the initiative's efforts.

  • Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development
  • Maria Torres-Springer, President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan
  • Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
  • Majora Carter, Founder, Sustainable South Bronx; CEO, StartUp Box
  • Ana Oliviera, President & CEO, NY Women's Foundation
  • Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC Co-Host, Morning Joe
  • Debora Spar, President, Barnard College
  • Teresa Younger, CEO and President, Ms. Foundation
  • Norma Kamali, Fashion Designer
  • Jessamyn Rodriguez, CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen
  • Cristina Shapiro, Vice President, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Sheena Wright, CEO, United Way of New York City
  • Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America
  • Eileen Auld, Director for the New York Tri State Market, Citi Community Development
  • Shola Olatoye, Chair & CEO, New York City Housing Authority
  • Heather Jassy, SVP, Members and Community, Etsy 
  • Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
  • Fany Gerson, Founder, La Newyorkina Mexican Ice & Sweets; Co-owner, Dough
  • Patti Greene, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • Paul Quintero, CEO, Accion East
  • Premal Shah, Co-Founder and President, Kiva