Quenia Abreu, the president and CEO of the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, joined “In Focus” to celebrate the nonprofit’s 20th anniversary.

The NYWCC has more than 2,000 members and provides training to over 10,000 individuals, helping women and minorities achieve economic independence and success. Abreu discussed how women entrepreneurs and their businesses faired during the pandemic and offers advice for those getting their groove back.

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce empowers economic development by advocating, connecting, and opening doors for women and minority entrepreneurs. It’s the first women’s chamber of commerce in the city and state of New York.

Abreu discussed how the organization has grown over the years and explains how the New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce is encouraging New Yorkers to skip the Black Friday mayhem and shop local.

She talked about how the women’s chamber of commerce is leveling the playing field and creating fair business opportunities for women and entrepreneurs of color. ​