Today, First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as a part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statues in our public realm. These four women have made extraordinary contributions to society and were nominated by the public as part of an open call conducted last year. The monuments—which include Billie Holiday, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías, and Katherine Walker—mark a critical step towards creating a more dynamic, diverse, and inclusive collection of permanent public artwork across all five boroughs.
Kicking off Women’s History Month, women.nyc, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and American Express today launched a citywide, month-long marketing campaign that aims to elevate and promote women-owned businesses. The “Shop Women Owned NYC” campaign will appear on bus shelters, LinkNYC kiosks, digitally, and on storefronts of participating businesses, which includes restaurants, retail shops, and more.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced progress on ConstructNYC, a program designed to catalyze prequalification and development of small to medium-sized, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses enterprise (M/WDBE) contractors. Since the program’s inception in 2016, NYCEDC has prequalified 64 M/WDBE firms and has awarded nearly $18 million in contracts to work on projects such as demolition work at the Made in NY Campus at Bush Terminal and interior restoration at the St. George Theater.
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Archer Gray, Future\Perfect Ventures, Golden Seeds Venture Fund, WOCstar Fund, and the Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley as partners of WE Venture, the City’s first Venture Capital Consortium designed to support New York City based tech start-up companies founded by women and minority entrepreneurs.