WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY ORGANIZATION IS A MOVEMENT TO EMPOWER, CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT WOMEN IN BUSINESS WORLDWIDE!
We would be honored for you to join us at the United Nations on November 15-16th to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)! We are a grassroots mission to alleviate poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide.
With a variety of calendar days dedicated to various causes across the globe, one might ask – Why does the world need Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and why should I support it? First, consider some basic facts -- women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. At the same time, they perform 66 percent of the world’s work and only earn 10 percent of the world’s income.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO) is a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WED ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide.
WEDO is celebrated in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally! The WEDO mission is to empower the 4 billion women across the globe to be catalysts of change, and uplift the 250 million girls living in poverty globally. Our achievements this past year include funding 500 Syrian refugee girls to attend high school in Jordan. In New York, at the United Nations, the WED Summit sponsored 75 students from Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, Lalela, Rethink Academy, The Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, Yale, George Washington University, and Northeastern University. The WED Summit granted 500 microloans to impoverished women to start their own business. In Oman, our WED ambassador announced an initiative to empower women and girls to use their vote against arranged marriage. In Uruguay, a partnership with a local university offered 20 scholarships to the girls present at the WED summit. Our Philippines team educated 1000 rural women with financial literacy – all over the world our Ambassador team is making an impact! Join our movement, and become a part of this driven group.
Who Should Attend?
Join an inspiring group of Change Makers, Social Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Major Fortune 500 C-Suite Executives, UN Senior Officials, Heads of International Organizations, Ambassadors to the UN, Civil Society Leaders, CEOs, Celebrities, and Major News Media to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship eco-systems, education and policy creation to empower women in business to alleviate poverty worldwide!
Here is your chance to Speak! Click Here To Nominate a Speaker!
Do you want to join our World Ambassador Team? Click Here!
Are you in School? Click Here To Join our Student Ambassador Team!
Do you have time or talent to donate? We need Volunteers - Click Here!
Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York City. Can't make it? We are being celebrated in 144 countries! Click Here to meet the WEDO teams around the world!
NYC has several flights a day to 3 major international airports: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Distinguished 2019 Speakers Include:
Tosca Musk - Founder/CEO of PassionFilx Inc, a streaming service that turns romance novels into movies and TV series.
Stephanie Newby- CEO of Proseeder and Founder of the investment bank Golden Seeds.
Francine Lefrak- Founder of Same Sky- a company teaching survivors of the Rwandan genocide to earn money by jewelry making.
Julia Jackson- Kendall Jackson Family Wines proprietor and founder of the Grounded Foundation, a scalable climate change updater.
Falon Fatemi- The youngest Google hire ever, who raised $10 Million (from people including Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban) for her new start up, NODE.io.
Lauren Young - Reuters write and wonder woman of Finance.
Wendy Diamond- Founder LDP Ventures,
Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization and Animal Fair Media, INC
Previous Honorary Guests and Distinguished Speakers:
Adi Eckhouse- Founder Chess Girls Organization & Co-Founder/CEO Realface, the facial recognition sold to APPLE!
Anna Sui (Fashion Pioneer Award 2018)- Internationally Renowned Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur.
Shannon Dellimore (Beauty Pioneer Award 2018)- Co-Founder & Creative Director GLAMGLOW.
Eileen Murray- (Financial Pioneer Award 2018)- CO-CEO Bridgewater Associates, The world’s largest hedge fund with $160 billion in assets - Ka-Ching!
Hanna Jaff- MADE IN MEXICO Netflix Actress & Founder Jaff Foundation for Education.
Flaviana Matata- SuperModel, Founder of Flaviana Matata Foundation & Founder Lavy Products.
Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King- Seventy-Fourth President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) United Nations.
Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise, The Royal House of Norway (Political Pioneer Award 2018)- Author & Chair Princess Märtha Louise's Fund to benefit disabled children.
Jenny Fleiss- CEO & Co-Founder, JetBlack / Co-Founder, Rent the Runway.
Kara Goldin- CEO & Founder HINT Water.
Kathleen King (Culinary Pioneer Award 2018)- Founder Tate’s Bake Shop Sold to OREO giant Mondelez International for a yummy $500 million!
Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk (Civic Pioneer Award 2018)-
President & Co-Founder Memnosyne Foundation & The John Philip Thompson Foundation.
Valentine Rugwabiza- Permanent Representative to the United Nations & Member of Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda.
WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY AGENDA
United Nations November 15, 2019:
CHOOSEWOMEN - Men Investing in WOMEN – Apply for a once in a lifetime chance to present your groundbreaking, disruptive, technology company making a positive impact in the world to the most successful men!
ENTRAPRENEURSHIP – Innovating Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in the Work Place
SUSTAINABLE INVESTING – Women are the future!
TECHNOLOGY - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs To Scale new heights!
AGRI WOMEN - Planting the Seeds for a Better World: Women in Food/Agriculture.
WED Inspirational Fellows Around the World
Celebrities- Leveraging Your Stature for Social Good
Global Partnerships – Celebrating Governments who Collaborate with Entrepreneurs and Support SDGs
We hope you will join us and invite your co workers, family and friends to celebrate! As a WEDO member, your donation supports our mission to educate the world why it’s so important to empower women in business to alleviate poverty!