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Strategic Partners

The Business Council of New York State Inc. (BCNYS)

The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state serving as an advocate for employers in the state’s political and policy-making arenas, working for a healthier business climate, economic growth, and jobs.

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Connecticut agency responsible for economic development in the State of Connecticut.

Empire State Development Corporation, New York State

This state agency provides public sector woman-owned business certification for doing business with the State of New York.

Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL)

IFEL is an independent, not‐for‐profit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. They are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of inclusion, supplier diversity, and economic development objectives.

Institute of Supply Management (ISM)

Association that exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession.

International Women’s Economic Conference Foundation (IWEC)

Since the IWEC Foundation’s inception on 2007, their goal has been to support successful midsize women-owned businesses in gaining and expanding access into international markets and in growing their visibility and brands.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC)

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a community of businesses -- including startups, long-time neighborhood stores, mid-market firms and large companies -- that help one another succeed.

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO)

NJAWBO promotes woman business owners in the State of New Jersey through educational workshops, conferences, and local meetings.

The New York City Department of Small Business Services

New York City agency providing public sector woman-owned business certification for doing business with New York City.

Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC)

The SDDC is a coalition of New Jersey public utilities promoting the use of diverse suppliers including WBEs.

New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (NYNJMSDC)

NYNJMSDC is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs), serving the New York and New Jersey region.

Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC)

The WBDC is a Connecticut-based non-profit women’s business center. It provides education, training, resources and connections to women at training sites throughout Connecticut, offering a continuum of programs and services to clients in need while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the spectrum.

Women Construction Owners and Executives New York (WCOE NY)

Dedicated to creating a level playing field for women-owned firms in the construction industry, WCOE is proud to represent large and small woman-owned firms as well as executive women in policy making positions with some of the largest corporations in the country.

Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC)

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. (WEDC), a not-for-profit microenterprise development program in Westchester County, New York, helps women achieve economic self-sufficiency through small business development.