Workforce development & networking

LEAD is a free workforce development program for young immigrant women that combines job readiness training, teamwork, and leadership development. LEAD for New Moms, specifically for immigrant mothers of young children, offers workforce development alongside free childcare sponsored by Project Playdate.

Key goals are to support and prepare our participants for entry or reintegration into the workforce in NYC. We empower young immigrant women to negotiate the transition to paying and fulfiling jobs, attain self-sufficiency, and achieve independence.

Roundtable discussions with immigrant women professionals, mock interview and career counseling sessions, and field visits of company offices are offered every month to LEAD participants, providing them with additional workforce development training and practice, and opportunities to grow their professional network.


Interested in LEAD or LEAD for New Moms? Read more here, and sign up to enroll in one of our Spring 2018 series at NYPL branches and other partner locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. 


Community building & storytelling 


New Women New Yorkers aims to offer a safe, transformative space for young immigrant women to meet and support each other, share their stories, and learn and speak up about the issues they care for.

An additional objective of our community building and storytelling programs is to create public awareness and positive dialogue about immigrant women and immigrants in general.


Our current community building and storytelling programming includes:

  • Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York exhibit
  • Storytelling with The Moth
  • Blog
  • Wellness, Culture, & Food Club *new


Read more about Real People. Real Lives and visit our blog.