"Women Working It" Workshop

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins organized a business workshop for women at the annual Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus weekend. The workshop presented valuable information from a panel of successful women business owners and government partners about how to get a business off the ground.

Panelists included:

•Teri Coaxum, Regional Advocate, Small Business Administration

•Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Chamber

•Das Velez, Director of Division of Minority & Women Business Development Empire State Development

•Quenia Abreu, President & CEO, New York Women’s Chamber

•Jim King, NYS Small Business Development Center

•Pat MacKrell, President & CEO, NY Business Development Corporation

•Ramona Grey Harris, Owner/Property Manager, Edward Sisters Realty

•Kecia Palmer-Cousins, Co-owner, G & K Sweets

•And other special guests who are women entrepreneurs