Mission statement

New Women New Yorkers believes in the vast potential that every young immigrant woman coming to New York has to contribute to our city, regardless of her national origin, cultural background, or educational level. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are fundamental.

Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities of young immigrant women we serve, the mission of New Women New Yorkers is:

  • To empower young immigrant women to get their first paying, fulfilling job in the NYC workforce, or to pursue higher education;
  • To provide a safe, transformative space where young immigrant women can build community and support each other, experience and demonstrate leadership, and share their stories.


Our key goals & impact

Through workforce development and networking, together with community building  and storytelling, we empower young immigrant women to:

  • Negotiate the transition to their first paying, fulfilling job in NYC;
  • Enroll in higher education;
  • Increase their confidence and self-esteem;
  • Become agents of change in their communities.



Our team

New Women New Yorkers is led by Arielle Kandel, founder and Chief Executive Officer, its Board of Directors, and Executive Team.

Key programs and activities of the organization are facilitated by volunteers, who are an integral part of New Women New Yorkers’ cross-community vision and of its career mentoring and transformational leadership model. The majority are women, and many are immigrants themselves; they come from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. As of early 2018, New Women New Yorkers has a team of 20+ regular volunteers.

One of our recent initiatives, the Community Ambassadors Group, provides graduates of our LEAD program with the opportunity to volunteer and contribute to the development of NWNY’s programs.


Learn more about our Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Meet with our Board of Directors

Meet with our Executive team

Meet with our Program team