Support businesses run by women and people of color in Greater Boston: YW Boston’s 2021 Small Biz Map

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For the past four years, YW Boston has featured a variety of local businesses in our Small Biz Maps. This year we have partnered with Black Owned Bos. to curate a list of local businesses run by women and people of color in the Greater Boston Area. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted small businesses, particularly those owned by women, people of color, and women of color. Continuing to support these businesses year-round is one action individuals can take to become better advocates for greater equity and inclusion. Check out the 2021 list to find some new businesses to endorse this year.

Mango and Marigold Press In The Cut Soleil Boston Designs by Rey The Pearl Beacon Dental Group Emerald City Plant Shop

Mango & Marigold Press
Cambridge, MA 
Mango & Marigold Press is an award-winning independent publishing house that shares the sweet and savory stories of the South Asian experience.

In the Cut
1437 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02120
Located in the heart of Mission Hill, In the Cut Barbershop is a Boston-based, family-owned barbershop with a mission to provide its community with top-notch service while staying true to the “old school” barbershop culture.

Soleil Boston
2306 Washington St, Boston, MA 02119
Southern-style with a Soleil twist. Crafted with love, fueled by culinary passion, and committed to great food and service, Soleil is your go-to spot for simple, yet elegant, home cooking located in Roxbury’s cultural Nubian Square.

Designs by Rey
3161 Washington St, Boston, MA 02119
Since he was 13 years old, Rey Pimentel began to practice his skills in the field of design in his hometown in the Dominican Republic. The goal of Designs by Rey is to meet the design and fashion needs of the people of Boston.

The Pearl
20b District Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125
Southern hospitality with city sophistication. The Pearl is committed to a high-quality culinary experience with its open concept scratch kitchen. Owned and operated by Roxbury natives, hiring local, buying local, and serving local are baked into our DNA.

Beacon Dental Group
1026 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02124
At Beacon Dental Group, we use quality dentistry combined with patient-focused care to not only light our patients’ smiles but light our patients’ lives. Black-owned.

Emerald City Plant Shop
702 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062
Emerald City Plant Shop is a small Black womxn-Owned, plant shop based in Norwood. Our focus is on teaching people how to best care for their plants while providing quality plant selections, gardening supplies, and unique gifts to help make you, as well as the spaces you occupy, feel beautiful.

Check out previous editions of YW Boston’s small business map.

Small Business Map Boston women people of color
Boston Small Business Map Women People of Color Owned


Supporters of YW Boston receive a physical copy of our small business maps in the mail. If you would like to receive future editions, please consider making a gift to support YW Boston’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. 



About YW Boston

As the first YWCA in the nation, YW Boston has been at the forefront of advancing equity for over 150 years. Through our DEI ServicesInclusionBoston and LeadBoston—as well as our advocacy work and F.Y.R.E. Initiative, we help individuals and organizations change policies, practices, attitudes, and behaviors with a goal of creating more inclusive environments where women, people of color, and especially women of color can succeed. 

As part of that work, we are helping organizations prioritize Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and become socially connected while staying physically distant. During this time, YW Boston is providing organizations with digital workshops and resources to help them better understand the challenges faced by their employees. For more information, please contact Sheera Bornstein at