J. Kelly Hoey

The Center for an Urban Future released "Breaking Through: Harnessing The Economic Potential For Women Entrepreneurs" at the start of the month. The comprehensive study was made possible through Capital One's Future Edge initiative, a $150 million, five-year effort to help more American workers and entrepreneurs succeed in the 21st century economy. Unleashing all this economic potential--so that it is more than solopreneurs, home-based and "mom" shops--is also a massive opportunity to grown and diversify New York City's economy. As the study notes:
If only one-quarter of the existing 376,405 women-owned businesses in New York City with no employees added a single employee in the next three years, it would result in more than 94,000 new jobs.
I summarize 21 findings / recommendations from the report on Inc.com. The YWCA of New York City has also released a new study Welcome to the YWSTEAAMocracy ‘The Future of STEM is Inclusive’”. The conclusion? Not surprisingly — significant work still needs to be done. Check out my summary of the report's recommendations on Medium. This girl, will be in Chicago and Detroit this coming week for the Tomorrow Tour, a multi-city event and reporting series organized by local tech news site Technical.ly and Comcast NBCUniversal. Chicago is Tuesday, March 8 and Detroit, on Thursday March 10.  RSVP! 

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