Eligibility

Eligibility for the Workshop at Macy’s

To be considered for participation, an applicant must be the majority (51 percent or more of equity) owner or co-owner or otherwise have operational control (by control of voting stock rather than all equity, by contract or other arrangement) of an established U.S. –based business that produces goods for resale in a department store environment for at least two consecutive years.

Applicants also must meet the following criteria:

  • Be either a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Legal Resident Alien status (note: you must have a current U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate, naturalization papers, or Permanent Legal Resident Alien card (green card))
  • Be a woman or of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Indian or Asian-Pacific descent
  • Aged 21 years or older
  • Operate an established U.S.-based business that produces goods for resale in a department store environment
  • Able to travel to New York City to participate in the Program

This program will most benefit business owners who:

  • Own a business that has growth potential
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about their business