Highlighting NFBID Women Board Members! Emily Edwards

We are thrilled to be highlighting some of our incredible North Flatbush Avenue women board members! Here’s Emily Edwards of NYC Department of Small Business Services

Your name:

Emily Edwards

What category of board member are you? 

Elected Official

What committees are you on?

Finance committee, audit committee

How long have you been on the board? 

4 years (as an alternate)

What are some of your favorite North Flatbush Avenue businesses?

Shaka Shaka Tiki, Bergen Bagels, Sofreh, Sharlene’s

What is your favorite woman-owned business in Brooklyn? 

Butter & Scoth (RIP), Miss American Pie

What is your favorite North Flatbush event or tradition?  

Flatfoot Flatbush

What makes North Flatbush a good place to have a business? 

Great community of business owners, location between Barclays and Grand Army Plaza (high foot traffic)

What are your social media handles? (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc)

@eedwards_nyc (IG and Twitter)

What other social media accounts would you recommend following?

@nyforever (IG), @femalecollective (IG)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a renewed awareness of structural inequalities faced by minorities and women in America, particularly when it comes to accessing opportunities as an entrepreneur. Can you recommend any materials (books, documentaries, social media accounts, etc) that seek to educate on these experiences and/or propose a better path forward in regards to gender equality in America?

WE NYC! SBS’s women entrepreneurs program