When Gotham 360 was founded in 2008, the U.S. had just over 7.8 million women-owned businesses. As of 2016, that number has grown to over 11.3 million businesses that employ nearly 9 million people, demonstrating how women-owned businesses have become a significant part of the U.S. economy.
Founder Jennifer Kearney, who was recently recognized by Enterprising Woman Magazine, saw not only the financial benefit of becoming a certified Woman Business Enterprise, but also the importance of joining and collaborating with a strong network of women. To date, Gotham 360 is a member of several prestigious organizations and programs including:
In the male-dominated field of energy, Gotham 360 has flourished not only through providing unparalleled service to our clients, but also making it a priority to partner with local, young women through various mentoring programs including:
iMentor – Gotham 360 employees partner with a high school student, assisting them in the often confusing college application process and providing additional support during their first year of college.
The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Entry Program (CSTEP), Big Sister, Little Sister Program at Barnard College – Each year, Gotham 360 collaborates with Barnard College students, offering interested students a chance to seek career advice and internship opportunities in their relevant fields of study, including the energy sector.
QuestBridge Quest for Excellence NYC Award – The Excellence NYC Award is a local initiative of the national QuestBridge Quest organization. Gotham 360 works with QuestBridge Quest, helping create opportunities for talented, high-achieving, low-income high school students, and assisting them in navigating academic and life choices.
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) – Gotham 360’s Executive Partner, Jennifer Kearney, was selected as one of the keynote speakers to share her knowledge in career planning, life skills, time management skills, and various other areas to college students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).