Congratulations to Jessie Lee, Managing Director of Renaissance!
As we celebrate women's history this month, we are grateful that our dedicated leader, Jessie Lee, has been honored by City and State New York as one of the 50 remarkable women who have gone above and beyond in improving the lives of New Yorkers. The Renaissance board and team are so proud of Jessie being recognized for her efforts in serving the small business communities in need. Her recognition exemplifies Renaissance's commitment to gender equality - in addition to Jessie, two of Renaissance's senior departmental directors, and half of the organization's overall staff, are women as well. When given the opportunity to shine, Renaissance's women leadership have always stepped up and met difficult challenges, helping Renaissance become one of NYC's top nonprofits assisting small businesses. Therefore, this is not just an honor for Jessie, but also for all the amazing women on the Renaissance team who strive for excellence every day.
With a shared passion and commitment, Jessie and the Renaissance team she leads help make entrepreneurship a pathway out of poverty for many immigrants who struggle economically due to cultural and language barriers. Under Jessie's leadership, Renaissance is committed to bringing affordable capital and trusted counseling to entrepreneurs who would not otherwise have access to these critical resources. She welcomes collaboration with her peers, funding partners, small business technical assistance partners and innovators to address the challenges and ever-changing economic environment facing New York City's small business community.