Women in the Black - Entrepreneurship for Women of Color

Women in the Black

Women in the Black New York Inc. supports entrepreneurial women of color in the New York metropolitan region through education, networking, and resource sharing. Headquartered in Harlem, Women in the Black's mission is to help women start and grow businesses, creating new jobs and positively impacting their communities.

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Women in the Black Key Information:

Year Founded



Princess Jenkins


New York, New York


1 (212) 631-1022


24 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035 US



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Women in the Black FAQs:

What are some of the ways Women in the Black supports entrepreneurs?

Women in the Black helps women of color start, build, lead, and grow businesses through education and networking with successful entrepreneurs.

  • Start - Women in the Black helps women entrepreneurs establish their businesses by helping them with the basics: how do I get an LLC? How do I get a tax ID number? What's an EIN? Women in the Black can answer all those early-stage questions that face new entrepreneurs.
  • Build - Now that your idea has its foundation, Women in the Black can help you take the next steps and begin doing business.
  • Lead - Your business is off the ground and running well, and you're ready to take on employees. How do you lead them? How do you do payroll? Are you paying the proper taxes? Women in the Black can help you become a solid leader.
  • Grow - It's time to take your business to the next level, but how? Women in the Black can put you in touch with successful business leaders who can mentor you through the next phase of your business.

How do I get help from Women in the Black?

You can contact Women in the Black at their office in Harlem for information about programs and services.

What events does Women in the Black sponsor?

Quite a few, the most recent being the Who's the Boss Women's Business Conference held on June 8, 2019 and featuring Harriet Rosebud, a successful milliner at Harriet Rosebud Hats and social media expert; Shamika Braithwaite, a peak performance strategist; Jonathan Bodrick, Creative Director of JB b.o.r.n.; and Claudia Washington, a fashion branding expert.

Past events include Harlem's Annual Red, Black & Green Affair and Men Cooking for Change. Future events will be posted at WomenintheBlack.org's events page.

How do I volunteer for Women in the Black?

If you'd like to volunteer to help out at one of Women in the Black's events, visit the Volunteer page. If you'd like to volunteer in some other capacity, contact Women in the Black. You can also sponsor Women in the Black events.