Community Connections
M/WBE Mentors is the first peer mentorship program for NYC’s certified Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). The program will help M/WBEs to further build their professional networks and expand their access to resources and contracting opportunities. The following entrepreneurs have successfully led their businesses through the pandemic, and will mentor certified M/WBEs to introduce them to government contracting and expand their businesses: Penda Aiken, President and CEO,

Penda Aiken, Inc

Hugo E. Almeida, CEO, Abitronix, LLC

Denise Arboleda, Vice-President of Sales, Compulink Technologies, Inc.

KY Chow, President, GM Printing\

Micoy Hamilton, CEO, Nifty Concept, Inc.

Barbara Armand Kushner, President, Armand Corporation

Colleen Molter, President, QED National

Nayan Parikh, Founder & President, Ashnu International, Inc.

Rafael Perez, Jr., President, GCCOM Construction Company, Inc.

James Peterson, CEO/ Executive Chef, E.A.T. w/Culinary Professionals