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 14-16th 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?
Everyone interested in making a positive impact for women in business worldwide by joining an inspiring and powerful collective of WEDO 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.
WE WELCOME DIVERSITY! All Races, All Genders, All LGBTQ, All Classes, All Ages- So Become A Member and Join Us!
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).
2020 Speakers Are to Be Announced!
Distinguished 2019 Speakers Included:
Missy Elliot- Grammy Award winning Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Philanthropist
Stephanie Newby - Founder Golden Seeds, an angel group investing in women.
Francine LeFrak- Founder of Same Sky- a company teaching survivors of the Rwandan genocide how to create jewelry and generate income.
Julia Jackson- Founder Grounded, a scalable climate change updater & 2nd Generation Kendall Jackson Family Wines Proprietor.
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 - WONDER WOMEN of Finance REUTERS Wealth Editor.
Wendy Diamond - CEO/Founder LDP Ventures,
Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization & Animal Fair Media, INC.
Leah Busque Solivan - Founder TaskRabbit (Recently SOLD to IKEA), General Partner FUEL Capital, Board Trustee Sweet Briar College.
Patty Baker - Philanthropist, Broadway Producer, Founder Baker Scholars, Board Member Hunter College Foundation (Baker Theater Building), New York Public Theater, Baker Art Museum/Naples & Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Larry O'Connor - CEO/Founder OWC www.owc.com.
Pennelope Beckles - Chairwomen UN Women, Ambassador Trinidad and Tobago.
Satya Tripathi - Asst. Secretary General and Head of United Nations Environment Program.
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! Be a part of the WED movement to EMPOWER, SUPPORT & CELEBRATE women in business and uplift girls by attending Women's Entrepreneurship Day!