The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce continues to open doors for minority entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, an advocate of gender equity, parity, and social-economic justice for women and entrepreneurs of color, held its Contract HER New York Procurement Fair 2023 on January 11, 2023, at CUNY City College.

The event allowed Black and Brown Women-Owned M/WBE Certified firms to meet with government agencies and prime contractors, including not-for-profit entities, for contracting opportunities and small discretionary purchases.

Karine Apollon, the New York City Department of Education’s Chief Diversity Officer, was the keynote speaker.

Participating agencies and firms included the NYC Department of Education, School Construction Authority, Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, NYC Small Business Services, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, Catholic Charities, Ponce Bank, The New Terminal One JFK International Airport, NYC Office of Technology and Innovation, Columbia University, NYC emergency management, and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

If you need help getting certified as a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), visit:

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