WED Pioneer Awards

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Awards 2016 Winners

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Pioneer Awards recognizes and honors distinguished women who are leaders and innovators across multiple categories with inspiring accomplishments. We honor pioneers in the fields of Health, Education, Music, Business,Celebrity, Sports, Art, Fashion, Philanthropy, Beauty, Social Responsibility, Space/Science, Finance, Technology, and Environment/Animals. Each year we honor those selected on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) at the United Nations.

Kay Koplovitz
Finance Pioneer Award

Joan Hornig
Accessory Pioneer Award

Yue-Sai Kan
Business Pioneer Award

Tao Porchon-Lynch
Sports Pioneer Award

Mindy Grossman
Philanthropy Pioneer Award

Sandra Lee
Celebrity Pioneer Award

Katia Beauchamp
Beauty Pioneer Award

Iris Apfel
Fashion Pioneer Award

WED partnered with the Lalela Project

WED partnered with the Lalela Project founded by Andrea Kerzner! They provide educational arts for impoverished at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit. By linking arts education to academic achievement, social and emotional development and civic engagement, Lalela teaches at-risk students in South Africa, Northern Uganda and the Bronx, New York how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities. Lalela also offers specialized programs based on the needs of the communities they serve. Lalela has developed a signature art curriculum, called Heart Mapping. Using this method, an impoverished female student will create the beautiful piece of art customized for each Pioneer Award Winner!  

Tao Porchon - Lalela ProjectLeona Lewis - Lalela ProjectKids Lalela Project 2Kids Lalela Project 1

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