There are over 500,000 woman-owned businesses in New York (Source: US Census Bureau [PDF] ),
and these businesses need our support to thrive.
Woman Owned NY was created to increase the visibility of local women-owned businesses in New York, including the 5 boroughs, Long Island, and upstate New York, and to allow for local economic collaboration and support.
||For Business Owners|
By shopping with businesses in this directory, you are supporting the local women-owned businesses in your community which ensures that those businesses will continue to thrive and grow economically.
- To use the Business Directory, select a category from the Business Categories dropdown list in the left column.
The local resources section of this website provides information about local business employment, business coupons/sales, and local professional specialists.
By listing your business in this directory, you are allowing both consumers and other business owners who want to work with women-owned businesses to find you.
The business resources section of this website contains valuable business tools, as well as New York business news and events, a directory of local woman-owned business organizations, and a business alliance forum.
DEFINITION OF A WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS
According to MWBE.com (the Minority and Women Owned Enterprises website), a woman-owned business is defined as a business that is least 51% woman-owned or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is woman-owned.
Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by women.
WomanOwnedNewYork.com conforms to the same standard as MWBE.com with the additional requirement that the business have at least one location in New York.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
Woman Owned NY was conceptualized and developed by Veronique Topping, owner of
I-NetUniq Technologies, a web development company that works EXCLUSIVELY WITH WEB DESIGNERS to provide customized internet solutions for small business owners.
After spending over 15 years working in IT for other companies, Ms. Topping decided to put her business and technology experience to better use by developing her own web development company.
She then developed WomanOwnedNewYork.com as her way of supporting women-owned businesses as well as exposing these local business owners to a worldwide audience through the use of the internet.
Banner ads displayed in the Business Directory section are from online women-owned businesses as well as women-owned businesses in New York.
Banner ads in the Business Owner Resources section are from any business that wants to reach women business owners in New York.