YW Boston’s 2022 Small Biz Map: Shop local this summer and support women and people of color-owned businesses

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For the fifth year in a row, YW Boston has assembled a Small Biz Map featuring local businesses run by women and people of color in the Greater Boston Area. We hope you will use this list for all of your shopping and business needs this year. You can help Boston become a more inclusive city by supporting businesses run by women and people of color. Below is our 2022 Small Biz Map; click on each business to visit their websites and learn more about them.

House of Art and Craft AJ Events Clarke's Cakes and Cookies Imani Massage CrossFit Boston Iron & Grit Little Cocoa Bean Co. Roundhead Brewing Company

Our people of color- and women of color-owned business map was illustrated by Boston-based artist Tiffany Mallery.

House of Art and Craft

Speedway 525 Western Ave, Brighton
Our mission is to change the way people think about ingredients and products they bring into their homes.

AJ Events

75 Newbury St, 3rd floor, Back Bay
At every stage, our team works with you, giving thoughtful attention to detail and proudly putting our name behind your event.

Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies

196 Quincy St, Dorchester
We hope to share mouthwateringly delicious, plant-based, baked goods such as carrot cake, banana bread, vegan bourbon pecan pie and more, made with a lot of love, with all of you.

Imani Massage

3464 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
The goal of Imani is for each client to feel empowered. This is done by being clear about session expectations and providing recommendations for an ongoing relationship.

CrossFit Boston Iron & Grit

1230 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury
For us, fitness is about community and the commitment to working hard for permanent changes that you can be proud of. Our coaches go through rigorous training to help every member improve their quality of life no matter when they decide to start.

Little Cocoa Bean Co.

At The Little Cocoa Bean Co., our goal is to provide families with access to vital information, supplies, and services during their child’s first 1,000 days of life.

Roundhead Brewing Company

1 Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park
Great beer is the starting point for our mission: Bringing people together in our neighborhood taproom. Hyde Park is a diverse community, and we could think of no better place for Massachusetts’s first Latino-owned brewery.

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

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 Services—such as InclusionBoston 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 sheera@ywboston.org.