About the NYS CDO

About the NYS CDO

NYS Career Development Opportunities, Inc. (CDO) was incorporated in July of 2005 and is a tax-exempt 501 C (3). Initially created as a funding source for New York State Women, Inc. (NYSW), its overall goal is to support females to achieve their full potential, and

  • Provide outreach programs to women who would otherwise remain unemployable;
  • Empower business and professional women by sponsoring lectures, seminars, and online training;
  • Support educational assistance to women where benefits do not exist. NYS CDO offers scholarships;
  • Introduces girls (ages 13-17) to workshops and seminars about making career and lifestyle choices.

Our accomplishments include financially supporting speakers and programs at NYS Women Inc. meetings and presenting The Reality Store. The Reality Store (trademarked by BPW Indiana) is a financial simulation project where high school students make decisions about future careers and lifestyle choices based on their financial savvy. NYSW members can log in and access The Reality Store program manual and materials.