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COVID-19 revealed gross disparities in education, housing, access to technology, economic stabilization, healthcare and food insecurity in many urban cities.
Syracuse, NY is an urban city with amongst the highest concentrated Black and Latino poverty in the nation. More than 64% of the City's Black and brown children live in severe poverty.
Dismantling these age-old inequities requires public private partnerships and bold thinking with a commitment to building stronger, more economically sound communities; communities where women, families, and small business come first. Communities where families have access to quality affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, good schools, jobs, and pathways to greater community and generational wealth building.
We’re excited to expand our reach into New York and to launch The Institute in Syracuse this October. A 6,000sf incubator/accelerator space designed with women entrepreneurs, at-risk girls, and communities of color in mind, The Institute will offer programming, training, technical assistance, and much needed services/resources.
Let's all build back stronger from the Pandemic. Stronger community stakeholders, allies, and partners create greater pathways to business ownership, economically sound communities, and strategic youth development initiatives that empower and move women entrepreneurs, leaders, and youth toward greater outcomes.
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 email@example.com. For more info on the 2022 CNY Black Women's Expo click the CNY tab at the top of the page.
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The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
Thank you for joining The WEI in Phoenix on July 31st and in Syracuse, NY August 6th and 7th for the 3rd Annual Black Women's Equal Pay Forum and the CNY Black Women's Expo; both in support of the national Black Business Month. We look forward to you joining us in 2022, so stay tuned for details.
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.
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, academic enrichment/workforce readiness programming, entrepreneurial development, and leadership training.
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, there's little to no access to mid-level management opportunities, and lack of access to the C-Suite. Women of color also experience an increase in unemployment, under-employment, and employment at poverty level wages. Well we're committed to changing the economic trajectory for communities of color one woman at a time.
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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 Women's Mentoring initiative click the link below.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed to help close the race and gender wealth gap by providing access to capital and professional resources for 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, community partners, and allies 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.
Mentoring and quality programming also helps put girls on a solid track for success
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.
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