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Are you ready for Central New York's premier Women's EXpo? Join us for a day and evening of art, fashion, culture and entertainment. Click the link below and get your complimentary tix TODAY. Then tell your girl and guy friends to meet you at the CNY Blk Women's EXpo. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
You're just who we're looking for! Join us September 30th (10:00am-4:00pm) in Syracuse, New York and build your spheres of influence and affluence at CNY’s premier Expo for Black and BIPOC women entrepreneurs.
Enjoy the sultry sounds of international saxophonist J. White, fashions by Styles by Bellamy and Lady D's Afro Centric Experience, scents from Cocoa's Candles, beats by DJ Dr'e and much, much more. Come for the Expo and leave with the Experience.
If you have amazing beauty, wellness/life products, or brands and services that meet the Black and BIPOC consumer base, then this is the EXpo for you! Let's get you access to more of your share of the marketplace! Strong Black businesses mean stronger communities, healthier families, and a more robust economy. Click the Vendor Registration link below to register and return to the website and select the proper Vendor Booth Level to make your payment. We look forward to seeing you on September 30th at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY for the 2023 CNY Black Women's Expo.
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CNY's 2023 Black Women's Expo is a day and evening of fashion, empowerment, entertainment, and some real talk about breaking barriers and building relationships. Are you interested in attending? Click the Eventbrite link to attend and the Vendor Registration Form (next section) to sell.
*Food vendors please call 315-551-2500
Calling all Black-owned (man and woman) luxury, beauty, and lifestyle brands!!! Vendor registration is officially OPEN for the CNY Black Women's Expo! If you have an amazing product or service and Black/BIPOC women and families are your target market, join us for a day of entertainment, beauty, and empowerment.
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.
The Entrepreneur's Roundtable will strengthen the pipeline of Black/women entrepreneurs and professionals throughout Central New York; foster stronger community development with Black allies/stakeholders; infuse much needed capital into Black enterprises and non-profits; build scalable sustainable business solutions; and establish a business incubator/accelerator.
The Roundtable also provides educational programs which increase financial preparedness, fiscal health, and access to credit for small businesses. Contact the WEI at 315-551-2500 to learn more about our BIPOC Women's Incubator and programs/resources for women-led enterprises.
Join us for a special Red Carpet evening w/ legendary house music recording artist CeCe Peniston and special guest international saxophonist J. White
Tix are General Admission $50 and *VIP $100 (*Includes comp drink ticket, premium seating, red carpet, and artist photo.)
The WEI is excited to partner with 100 Black Men of Syracuse, NY to launch our Cocktails with the Masters series featuring Daphne Jones. Daphne is a Fortune 50 technology/global executive and author of "Win When They Say You Won't". Purchase your copy at www.daphneejones.com
The Institute is excited to launch the 3rd Cohort of The WEI Incubator—a think tank style program designed to create peer-to-peer mentoring, small business development, a community of entrepreneurial support, and in-the-classroom training with today’s diverse woman entrepreneur in mind. We’re committed to providing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) women entrepreneurs access to capital, meaningful networks, and business training/coaching on business plan design, marketing/branding, product development/placement, and financial planning.
The WEI Small Business Incubator is a six-month immersion program. We meet bi-weekly on Fridays (2 times per month) for 6 months (12 meetings) (11:00am-2:00pm), followed by 6 months of coaching, networking, and programming. Participants must attend all classes and participate in networking, peer-to-peer learning, and extra-curricular assignments to maximize your program experience.
To apply for membership in the Spring 2023 WEI Incubator you must be:
1. A woman owned company or a woman who owns more than 70% of the company;
2. A woman of color;
3. The founder, co-founder, owner or co-owner of your company;
4. A legally formed entity or desiring to form a legal entity (LLC, Corp, Enterprise, 501c3); and
5. Currently generating less than $250K annually in revenue
If you meet the above qualifications and would like to apply, click on the Find Out More Button and tell us about you and your company.
For application related questions call 315-551-2500 TODAY. Rolling admission available. Next incubator starts April 2023.
Join The Women's Economic Institute for our 2023 Spring YWMI Program. 6 weeks of amazing programming designed with young BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) women and girls in mind (ages 14-24). Are you looking for technical skills, job readiness, peer-to-peer learning, and mentoring? What about building meaningful relationships and having real dialogue about the issues that matter most to you? Well join us at The WEI and be a part of the Mentoring Initiative. All programming to be held at 109 Otisco Street, 2nd Flr, Syracuse, NY 13204. Call 315-551-2500 and register today.
To register for the Spring 2023 Young Women's Mentoring Initiative please call 315-551-2500 or click the link below.