WNY Woman-Owned Business Directory launched

Have you ever wondered what the local landscape looks like, in terms of the number of WNY women-owned businesses in our community? In recent years, more and more women-owned businesses have been established, helping to create a more diverse economy in the region.

When the pandemic hit, the WNY Women’s Foundation sought to find a way to ensure that these female entrepreneurs would not be as at risk, which is why the organization created a directory called the WNY Women-Owned Business Directory. The Foundation believed that this new repertoire would benefit women who “continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic”.

To date, more than 230 local women-owned businesses are listed in the Participatory Business Directory, which will be officially launched later this week. At this point the website is live, for anyone who wants to get a preview (or add their business) before the official launch.

All companies currently listed are offering services during the pandemic.

Visit the WNY Woman-Owned Business Directory.

E-mail [email protected] for questions.

Newell Nussbaumer is ‘queenseyes’ – Eyes of the Queen City and founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder of the Elmwood Avenue Arts Festival. Co-founder of the Powder Keg Festival which built the largest ice maze in the world (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter party. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of the Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of retro and vintage market The Peddler on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Launches the Witches’ Ball in Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival and the Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | [email protected]

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