NEW ORLEANS – Dozens of female businesses owners in New Orleans are working together to support each other while giving back to their community.

“Babes in Business” is an effort by more than 45 local women entrepreneurs to support each other. The group says their partners are in every neighborhood in New Orleans and represent a wide range of industries including clothing boutiques, coffee shops and apothecary.

Click here for a map of businesses involved in “Babes in Business”

The organization was founded by Alice McGillcuddy, the owner of Glitter box Boutique, which sells crafts, clothes and other Knick knacks made exclusively by women artists and designers.

The goal of the group is to create spaces around New Orleans that are all about celebration and community action around women. That includes transwomen and non-binary people who are femme-identified.

WWL-TV reporter Jade Cunningham can be reached at jcunningham@wwltv.com; Follow her on Twitter at @cunningham_jl