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Berkeley Women

Berkeley College Women’s Entrepreneurship Week (WEW)
elevates the voices of women on key issues. Since 2015, WEW events have featured a wide range of diverse leaders in government, business and media who have shared resources for success in rebuilding the economy, fixing the broken rungs of the career ladder, and converting pivotal moments into opportunities. WEW speakers and panelists include the most prominent women in the Latinx, African-American and Asian communities. Topics center on advancing gender equity, business and entrepreneurship among Minority and Women-owned Businesses (MWBEs).

Womens Entrepreneurship Week 2021: The Future is Women

Press Releases and Stories

A Celebration of Pioneering Women – Berkeley College Commemorates Seven Years of Honoring Women's Leadership and Encouraging the Next Generation at "The Future is Women" Summit

New York Senator Jessica Ramos Announces Plans to Introduce Proposal for Universal Childcare at Berkeley College Women's Empowerment Awards Ceremony

Women are Integral to Economic Recovery, Says New York Senator Alessandra Biaggi at Berkeley College Women's Empowerment Awards Ceremony

#WEW2021 Newsletter

Women's Entrepreneurship Week 2021: Recap, Resources and Recordings

Watch the Keynotes and Panels

Grace Meng

Keynote by U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, 6th District of New York

 Juanita Holmes Berkeley 

Opening Remarks and Keynote by Juanita N. Holmes, Chief of Patrol, New York Police Department

Berkeley Sampson

Keynote by Barbara Sampson, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York

Kimberly Jean Pierre Berkeley

Keynote by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, 11th District of New York

Workshop: An Interactive Discussion on Microaggressions (Slides)

Panel One: The Women Shaping New York City’s Future

Panel Two: Women’s Rights – Creating a World that Works for Everyone

Panel Three: Meet the Influencers

Women’s Empowerment Awards

October 20, 2021 – Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, Manhattan, NY 

Berkeley WEW Recipients

In recognition of its 90th anniversary, Berkeley College recognized more than 100 remarkable women who have spoken at our Women’s Entrepreneurship Week events over the years. Click here to see the list of recipients.

Senator Alessandra Biaggi's Remarks

Senator Jessica Ramos' Remarks

Womens Entrepreneurship Week 2020

Berkeley College’s 2020 virtual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week forum, “Change Leaders: Recalibrating the Future,” with media partner City & State, attracted more than 780 attendees on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Click here to see some of the takeaways in the #WE2020 newsletter, including features on women on the frontlines of social activism (Panel 1); managing a business in a pandemic (Panels 2 and 3); bringing back New York City’s economy (Panel 3); navigating the remote workplace (Corporate Learning Partners Roundtable); and developing and marketing your personal brand (Career Workshops). Throughout the presentations you will learn about resources available for entrepreneurs and minority and women-owned businesses. With one in four women considering leaving the workforce because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this newsletter is a valuable resource to women seeking knowledge and advice on recalibrating  their futures.

The opening keynote by New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and closing keynote by Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, JP Morgan, provided insights and inspiration.

#WE2020 Videos

Welcome and Opening Keynote by New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Panel One: Change Leaders - A Conversation on Social Activism, then and NOW

Panel Two: Government Leaders Roundtable - Empowering Business Beyond the Reopening

Panel Three: Reclaiming New York City

Corporate Learning Partnerships Roundtable

Career Workshops

Closing Keynote with Joyce Chang, Chair, Global Research, JP Morgan

#WE2020 Resources

Click here to view a list of resources from "Change Leaders: Women Recalibrating the Future."

#WE2020 Press Releases

New York Lt. Governor Opens Dialogue at Berkeley College Virtual Women's Forum with City & State NY
Read this release.

J.P. Morgan Chase Leader Joyce Chang Inspires at Berkeley College Virtual Forum on Women Entrepreneurship
Read this release.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week 2019

In 2019, Berkeley College hosted Women’s Entrepreneurship Week events in two states, and stayed true to its mission of bringing the voices of the most diverse and accomplished women in business and industry to the table. The 2019 theme, Women in Leadership: Unleashing Your Superpowers, headlined events at campuses in Manhattan, NY, and Woodland Park, NJ, which were viewed by an audience of more than 400, either in person or through video livestreams.

Thirty-one panelists shared their experiences with how they surmounted obstacles and paved new pathways to success. Their determination to achieve pay equity, fix the broken rungs on the career ladder, earn a college education, and convert pivotal moments into opportunities will continue to motivate us.


Click here to view photos from the 2019 New York event.
Click here to view photos from the 2019 New Jersey event.

Media Coverage and Press Releases

Click here to read coverage from ROI-NJ.
Click here to read a press release from the 2019 New York event.
Click here to read a press release from the 2019 New Jersey event.

Feature Videos

Women in Leadership:
Unleashing Your Superpowers (2019)