2020 revealed gross disparities in education, affordable housing, access to technology, economic stabilization, and food security in many Black and urban communities across the nation.
Today, Syracuse has the highest concentration of Black and Latino poverty in the nation, with more than 64% of Black and brown children in extreme poverty.
Balancing these age-old inequities requires a commitment to building strong, economically sound communities; communities where women and families are first.
We’re excited to bring new programming, resources and services to women, girls and communities of color most impacted by COVID-19; and to build stronger community partnerships, greater pathways to business ownership, and strategic youth development initiatives that empower and move CNY's Black women entrepreneurs, leaders and youth toward greater outcomes.
In CNY, The WEI will continue to advocate for Family Medical Leave, women’s equal pay, and minimum wage while providing technical support, training, and coaching for women leaders and entrepreneurs. We've also launched the CNY Black Entrepreneur's Roundtable and the CNY Black Women's Expo. To join the Roundtable drop us an email. For more info on the CNY Expo click the CNY tab at the top of the page.
Black Women's Equal Pay Day 2021 is approaching fast and we’re making preparations for the Phoenix Forum and the CNY Black Women's Expo. Click your city's tab above and get your FREE ticket!
If your in Phoenix, AZ July 31, 2021 or Central NY August 7, 2021 join us for Black Women's Equal Pay Day. We're hosting the 3rd Annual Phoenix Black Women's Equal Pay Forum and the Inaugural CNY Black Women's Expo in Syracuse, NY. Both events are live, free, and open to the public! Click the Phoenix or Central New York links at the top of the home page and reserve your FREE ticket on Eventbrite. Interested vendors can also click their city and register.
The Women’s Economic Institute, Inc (The WEI) builds innovative community and economic solutions that elevate the quality of life for all women and girls. Irrespective of race, religion, color, creed or orientation we know that when girls have a fair shot, a healthy self-esteem, and an opportunity to thrive they become stronger women, better leaders, and more successful entrepreneurs. That's why we established the Young Black Women’s Mentoring Initiative and the Girls Empowerment Club. — We're committed to working with Black women and girls from all walks of life to drive academic achievement, economic opportunity, civic engagement, and life-long learning.
The Black AZ COVID-19 Task Force launched Winter 2020 to ensure health/economic equity for minority/low-income communities. We're engaging statewide decision-makers to protect our most vulnerable populations. Click the button below if you live in AZ and need vaccine locations, COVID-19 testing, or other resources.
Throughout the nation women of color earn between forty-three to sixty-seven cent for every dollar earned by their white, non-Hispanic, male counterparts. In addition to wage differentials and inequities, little to no access to mid-level management opportunities, and lack of access to the C-Suite, women of color are experiencing an increase in unemployment, under-employment, and employment at poverty level wages.
The Women's Economic Institute, Inc (The WEI) is a community and economic development organization focused on improving generational wealth, economic sustainability, and income security outcomes for women entrepreneurs, girls, and communities of color through policy, technical assistance, workforce readiness, entrepreneurial development, and leadership training.
At the WEI we're developing mentoring programs, a small business incubator/ accelerator, and targeted technical support services designed to help women professionals and entrepreneurs of color gain the necessary training, resources and networking to close the gap. To learn more about our small business goals, the Entrepreneur's Roundtable, or the Young Black Women's Mentoring initiative click the link below.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed in response to the under-representation, pay inequity, and dirth of capital and professional resources available to women professionals and entrepreneurs of color.
We are an economic and community based organization focused on making the world a more inclusive environment for all women and girls, through policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and strategic programming. With the help of our friends and community partners we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
Its been proven that mentoring, self-development programs, and sound policy help advance the career trajectory and income potential for working women and families. That's doubly true for women of color.
Under the CAREs ACT the federal government passed legislation providing resources to families and small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. If you need help with food, housing, filing unemployment or small business assistance please contact www.arizonatogether.org or contact the WEI at (623) 335-2071.
October 29, 2020 marks the number of months and days into 2020 that a Latina employee must work in order to earn what white, non-Hispanic males earned in 2018. That should be against the law. As a nation we don't support gender discrimination and neither should employers. Women deserve equal pay for equal work!
Unleashing challenges women to rebound from rock bottom in a world where the bigotry of under-expectation is the norm for women and girls of color. Despite the past you can choose to live into your best life. Charlene Tarver, founder and CEO of the Women's Economic Institute, Inc shares twenty steps on the how. Foreword by Atty Benjamin Crump.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed in 2017 in response to the under-representation, unemployment, pay inequity, and dirth of capital and professional resources accessible to women professionals and women entrepreneurs of color.
The WEI is an economic and community based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place for women and girls of color through advocacy and strategic programming. With the help of our friends and community partners we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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