Systemic Barriers Limit Opportunities for NYC Women of Color and Immigrant Women in Their Prime Years, According to a New Study Commissioned by The New York Women’s Foundation

New York City women—particularly those of color and who are immigrants—are hindered in what should be their prime years by challenges and barriers that limit their prospects and keep them in poverty, finds a new report commissioned by The New York Women’s Foundation.

According to the Blueprint for Investing in Women Age 25 – 59, prepared by Susan Leicher of Thompson & Columbus, Inc., in New York City, women of color and immigrant women aged 25-59 bear the main brunt of responsibility for both raising and providing for their own families; for furnishing the labor force that undergirds the economy; and for leading the efforts that sustain their communities.

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