WED World Ambassadors 2018

Do you have a powerful voice in your country? Are you looking to network with other entrepreneurs around the world?

WEDO World Ambassadors are the world’s leading women in business! We are excited to invite you to join our mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide! WEDO Ambassadors create our movement in their countries by collaborating with Government Officials, Women’s Empowerment and Business Organizations/Foundations, and Influential Business People to support our mission. Our team is looking to grow our exceptional collective of World Ambassadors! We invite you to nominate someone or apply for yourself to represent the Women’s Entrepreneurship Movement on November 19th, 2018 (United Nations Women’s Entrepreneurship Day will be held on November 16th, 2018) and November 28th, 2018 the #ChooseWOMEN digital campaign!


 Meet our  current WEDO World Ambassadors:

Afghanistan – Manizha Wafeq
Founder of Wonderland Woman , Co Founder of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Network & Afghanistan Country Facilitator
Africa Lusophone Regional & Mozambique Ambassador – Tatiana Pereira
Entrepreneur, facilitator, speaker, and ideiaLab's Executive Catalyst and Co-founder
Africa Regional & South Africa Ambassador – Nola Mashaba
2014 Young African Leader for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a President Obama initiative, Head of Corporate Communications for CNBC Africa & Forbes Africa under the ABN group
Albania – Viola Thoma
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Founder & Executive Director of A Woman in Power
Angola – Lucia Stanislas
Founder, Mentor, Consultant Lucia Ltd. & Business Development PowerHouse
Antigua & Barbuda – Sandra Baptist
Entrepreneur, best-selling Author, Strategic Business Coach, Founder of the Caribbean Business Academy & the Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners (ABASBO)
Argentina – Maria Cecilia Ribecco
Branding & Communication Consultant, Founder and President of CRIAR Community of Female Entrepreneurs, Member of Vital Voices
Armenia – Lilit Asatryan
Founder & President of Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA) & Coordination Board Member of the “Woman-Leader” forum of Armenia
Australia – Ana Saad
Co Founder & General Manager J&JJ Developments Pty Ltd, Founder KDU Organics Australia
Australia – Natalie Goldman
Founder of Launch Pod, CEO of FlexCareers, Senior member of the Women as Entrepreneurs team, Living Fearlessly Leader at Global Sisters
Bahamas – Simmone Bowe
Seasoned speaker, author, mentor, transition strategist, personal power advocate, newspaper columnist and radio and television host
Bahrain – Nada Alawi
Founder & Creative Director Annada, Board Member Bahrain Economic Development Board
Bangladesh – Moon Ahsan
Globalist, Changemaker, CEO Ahsan Marketing, Worked directly with two world leaders – Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus & Marketing Guru – Prof.Philip Kotler
Barbados – Harriette Skeete
CEO/Founder Int'l Women of Power & Mary Sunchyne Ltd.Marketing Consultant,Int'l Speaker,Trainer & Coach.I believe your Passion = Purpose
Belarus – Yuliya Malkova
Founder & CEO of ProWomen By in Belarus, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Belgium – Cheryl Miller
Executive Director at Digital Leadership Institute & CEO at Zen Digital Europe
Belize – Danalyn Myvett
Founder & President of LeadHerShips & Belize Center for Training & Development
Benin – Rachael Orumor
Founder & CEO Soft Digital, Founder at femCoders Initiative, FIRST Global Robotics [Team Benin] mentor
Bolivia, La Paz – Mónica Chuquimia
Executive Director MKT GROUP, innovation and marketing specialist with 10 years experience, speaker and startup advisor . I was participant of WEAmericas Program for Women
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Aida Zubcevic
Founder & CEO FAVEDA & President of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana – Gomolemo Lolo Madikgetla
Social Entrepreneur, Founder Flam Arc Holdings, Curator TEDxGaborone, Board Member Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Chartered Marketer in the financial services sector
Brazil – Cristina Castro Lucas
Professor, specialist in Innovation, Patent and Trademark. Participant of WEAmericas Program (2015), appointed to be the Women Empowerment Ambassador for Latin America/Brazil. Visitor scholar at Cornell University
Burundi – Gahimbare Vestine
Senior Finance Officer CRDB Bank, Founder Impact Africa
Cambodia – Johnan Sokleang Chea
Founder& CEO of Eco GMS, 2015 JCI Cambodia-Chaktomuk President, Member of Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association and Cambodia Chamber of Commerce
Canada – Kerry Gibson
President, EcoCentury Technologies, Board Member the Canadian Club &
Central Africa Regional & DRC Ambassador – Tatiana Madi
Founder The Legacy Group, Marketing Communications Expert Global Brand
Chile – Pamela Abello
Female influencer. Produces MeetLatAm conference, largest startup conferences in South America with 15,000 attendees and 100 speakers worldwide and MaasLatAm, mentorship platform for entrepreneurs
China, Shanghai – Kelly Mingxia Lu
Founder & Executive Director of CareerFrog Inc, Curator of Global Shaper Community of World Economic Forum
Colombia – Carolina Parra
Co Founder ASDLUZ, Lighting Designer, Social Entrepreneur – Pazaluz Project
Comoros – Anturia Mihidjai
Founder Nutrizone Foods Company, Medical Assistant Peace Corps
Costa Rica – Adriana Alvarez
Business woman, female empowerment advocate, author, life coach, season speaker, trainer, female influencer, television host, newspaper columnist and President & CEO Hablemos Mujer
Croatia – Gordana Nikolic
Founder of the Business Academy Rijeka & Business School PAR in Rijeka
Cyprus – Christina Kokkalou
Managing Director at Insights Market Research
Cyprus – Janice Ruffle
Founder of the Business Women Awards in Cyprus, Creator of Notable Women, Creator of Paphos News & Media & Marketing Journalist
Dominica – Virginia Riviere
A business advisor for the OECS for the Caribbean Export Development Agency and has helped establish and facilitate SMEs, the majority of which are women entrepreneurs
East Africa Regional & Uganda Ambassador – Dorothy Mpyisi-Adebanjo
Co-Founder, International Consultant & Country Chapter Director New Faces New Voices (NFNV)
Ecuador – María Elisa Muñoz
Founder D’Cuero, a social enterprise that sells leather shoes handmade by artisans in a rural community South Ecuador. D'Cuero supports fair trade, eco-friendly practices and empower it's artisans through permanent skill trainings
Egypt – May Abdel Asim
Founder & Managing Director, Media & More Founder & Managing Editor, What Women Want…Magazine
El Salvador – Marta Sigarán
Manager CCK El Salvador, Communication and PR Company Leading Latinamerica
England, London – Seema Khinda Jhonson
Co-Founder & COO Nuggets Blockchain, Strategic experience leading teams and delivering large-scale commercialization products, for Skype and Microsoft.
Ethiopia – Birkit Terede Tiruneh
Director of Women’s Health Association of Ethiopia
France – Marie-Louise Ducarre
Founder & CEO Marie-Louise Corompt Consulting Company
French Africa Regional & Cameroon Ambassador – Ngalle-Miano Adélaïde
Founding President Cameroon Women Business Leaders (CWBL), Executive Advisor Interpatronal Group of Cameroon (GICAM)
Germany – Heléne Rhodin
Entrepreneur, Business Coach for Women and Founder of Heléne Rhodin Coaching & Consulting
Ghana, Kumasi- Valerie Labi
CEO Clean Team Toilets Director of WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene) at iDE (International Development Enterprises)
Grenada – Aine Brathwaite
Management Consultant & Facilitator, Vice President of OECS Business Council, Senior Partner at AJ Business Solutions & Owner of Hi-Tech Printery Ltd
Guatemala – Andrea Pinto
Architect, Entrerpreneur, Founder & CEO Garaki
Guyana – Valrie Grant
Entrepreneur, Founder & Managing Director of GeoTechVision, Info Dev/ World Bank Accredited AP Facilitator for the Caribbean Region
Haiti- Daniella Jacques
Co-Founder & President Haiti Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii, Honolulu – Melanie Kosaka
Daughter Mediaworks Inc & James Beard & Emmy Award Winner
Hong Kong – Payal Shah
Founder of L’ Dezen Jewellery & InstaJewel App, VP of Communications at Gen-Next Jewelers Org
Hong Kong – Pearl Ng
Director of Pearly, bespoke fine jewelry; Director and Wine Specialist of The Great Wines
India, Ahmedabad – Ruzan Khambatta
Award winning Social Entrepreneur, Reformist, Action Agent for Women Safety & Empowerment. Speaker, Debater
India, Bengaluru Youth Ambassador – Veena Sujay Kumar
Serial Entrepreneur & has been recipient of ‘Women Founder Of the year’ 2016 felicitated during India women Leadership summit event
India – H.R.H Princess Fay Jahan Ara
President Asian Arabian Chamber of Commerce &Main UN Representative ESCWA
India, New Delhi – Summi Gambhir
Co-Founder, Chief Experience Officer, DigiVation; – Partnering Corporations in building SME communities
India -Uttar Pradesh – Rupa Rani
Founder of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs; Karnataka Chapter , Chairperson of Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Indonesia – Sophia Hage
Co-Founder of Selamatkan Ibu & Lentera Sintas Indonesia
Ireland – Cathy Martin
Founder of the Belfast Fashion Week, PR guru & TEDx Speaker
Israel – Imi Eiron
Co-founder and CEO for Saloona – the leading women website and blogging platform וn Israel.
Israel – Merav Oren
CEO & Founder​ Culiz.Market, & Founder WMN, a women’s co-working space
Ivory Coast, Abidjan – Myriam Carius
Founder & Managing Partner CADICISS International Law Firm
Jamaica & Caribbean Regional Ambassador – Cecile Watson
Int’l speaker, Crowdfunding entrepreneur & C-Suite Operations Leader, Cecile Arms senior Women Leaders & Entrepreneurs for success in business
Jordan – Fida Taher
Founder of and co-founder of Atbaki, creating the largest digital recipe platform in Arabic
Kazakhstan – Merey Mustafina
Entrepreneur, Applied Networking Expert, Co-Founder of the Ladypreneur, Chair of Astana Ladies Club, Social Activist & Impact Maker
Kuwait – Maha AlBaghli
President of the Business & Professional Women Network of Kuwait, Founder and Managing Director of Safira CSR Company, & Advisor Alimtiaz Investment Group
Kyrgyzstan – Ainoura Sagynbaeva
Founder SIAR Ltd. Research & Consulting LLC, Co-Owner and Director “STEPPE LEARNING KG” by Dyned & Founder Women’s Forum KURAK
Lebanon – Lamice Joujou
CEO SMILE Holdings, Stevie Business Award Winner, Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Europe, Africa & Middle East
Liberia – Barkue Tubman
President and CEO at MBL International Group
Libya – Hala Bugaighis
Business Lawyer, UN Women Global Champion for Women Economic Empowerment
Lusophone Africa Regional & Cape Verde Ambassador – Eunice Mascarenhas
President of Cape Verde and Diaspora Business Women Association Vice-President of CPLP Business Women Federation & Cape Verde Chamber of Tourism
Luxembourg – Christine Hansen
Founder & CEO of Sleep Like a Boss
Macedonia – Valentina Disoska
Founder and CEO MM Disoski, President Association of Business Women in Macedonia
Malawi – Ursula Banda
(Founder& Lead Consultant Business Creative Hub, Founder & Head of Product Design and Innovations The Village Shop Mw , Founder & Managing Director Makeover Guru Inc
Malaysia – Mi-Ki Choong
Entrepreneur, Property Developer, TV Show Creator and Presenter of “LifeInStyle”
Malta – Michelle Gialanze
Founder of MCAST Entrepreneurship Centre & NGO Maltese Women Directors & Education Consultant
Martinique – Sandra Casanova
President of Femmes 3000
MENA Regional Ambassador – Sarah Al Ayed
Co Founder & Partner TRACCS, Founder & Managing Director The Art of Business Communication
MENA Regional Ambassador – Lynn Zovighian
Managing Director The Zovighian Partnership, Director of Nexus for the MENA Region and Arab Diasporas
México Country Ambassador – Magda Chavela
CEO and Founder Petra65 (, Ex-President at Young Entrepreneurs Coparmex Veracruz, Member of Future Leaders Club part of Líderes Mexicanos Magazine, G20 Mexican Delegate China 2016
México and Central América Regional Ambassador – Vanessa Martinez
Entrepeneur, Adviser on Strategic Communication for health industry, Co- Founder of Clan Companies. CoAuthor of the book “Si yo Cambio el Mundo Cambia”
México, Estado de México– Rosario Velasco
Founding partner and Former President of “Ciudades Hermanas de Toluca AC”, Council member of the “Alianza Franco Mexicana de Toluca AC”, Former member of the council at International Red Cross, Social environmentalist and entrepreneur activist
México, Sonora- Kinny Villegas
Movilmix Concretos, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, Member of Women's Leadership Initiative Global & WE Americas Delegate
Mexico, Toluca city- Liliana Ortiz Jardón
Master in business administration and management, strategy specialist. CEO Toluca Business Center
Mexico, Yucatán– Ligia Aguayo
CEO Integra Business Advisors & Midwoman Fashion Magazine
Mexico, Yucatán- Nayelli Hernández
National G20 YEAS Delegate, Na’lu’um Collective Advisor & Spokesperson for International Climate Change Issues
Moldova – Olesea Fortuna
Founder & President of Global Entrepreneurship Network Moldova NGO, Representative of GEW in Moldova, CEO GEIA Group LLC
Mongolia – Khulan Davaadorj
Founder, Director & Chief Technologist LHAMOUR - Mongolia's first organic skincare brand. Mentor, Public Speaker, Director of Mongolia Blossom NGO, Mongolia Forbes 30 under 30
Montenegro – Ljubica Kostic-Bukarica
President Co-Founder Business Women Association of Montenegro, Founder/CEO M.A.S. CODE (Marketing & Advertising Solutions)
Morocco – Hafsa Benmchich
Entrepreneur, Psychologist, Author & Partner of TRACCS Morocco. Founder & President of “Fondation Arts et Cultures” in Morocco
Myanmar – May Thingyan Hein
CEO of Myitmakha News Agency & Myitmakha Media
Namibia – Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwikeni
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Rich Africa Consultancy
Nepal – Nikita Acharya
CEO/co-founder at Urbangirl
Netherlands – Carine de Meyere
Founder de Meyere Professional Communication, Ambassador B Lab Europe for the B(enefit) Corporation, Global Knowledge Broker Hub Culture
New Zealand – Emily Gallagher
Founder of Conscious Boss Ltd & Conscious Boss Clique- an empowered global community of conscious entrepreneurs
Nicaragua – Francella Muñoz
Ceo and Founder Serviplus, SA, Entrepreneur Award Winner with greater social impact Thrive Nicaragua
Nigeria – Adenike Kuti
Associate Director LeapFrog Investments, Assistant Manager, Financial Advisory Services at KPMG
Palestine – Fida Almalki
Founder Muadi Inc. Financial and Small Business Consultancy
Panamá-Laru Linares
Manager Entrepreneurs Channel, part of City of Knowledge Innovation Center
Paraguay – Alexandra Cortese
Founder of Ecobrand, Co-founder of Entorno Social Projects, Writer & Columnist
Peru – María Piedad Guarin
CEO of Small Place Coffee & Fun. Visual communicator with experience in marketing, image, management, BTL, advertising, communication and public relations.
Philippines – Dyan Pastrana
Board of Directors, Mindanao Montessori School, Gender and Development Focal Point Officer and Vice Consul, Philippine Consulate General, Foreign Service Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs.
Poland – Sylwia Mokrysz
Board member Mokate, Family Business Network, Million Women Mentor and The Ambassador of Enterpreneurship
Poland – Urszula Cioleszynska
Founder and President of the “International Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors”, Leader of the “Polish Network of Women Entrepreneurship Ambassadors”
Portugal – Marta Sousa
Entrepreneur/Community Evangelist Startup Portugal – The Portuguese Government’s Strategy for Entrepreneurship
Puerto-Rico – Monique Caradine
Award-winning TV/Radio Personality, Certified Money & Influence Mentor
Qatar – Alanoud Hamad Al Thani
Qatar Financial Centre, Board Member: Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship; Tomouh; i2Co School of Transformative Leadership; Global Shaper, World Economic Forum
Republic of Guinea – Tiguidanke Mounir Camara
Entrepreneur, Chairman and CEO of Tigui Mining Group, a mineral exploration company in West Africa
Russia – Elena Kalinina
Founder of St. Petersburg Social & Economic Institue, Professor & Dean at St. Petersburg Polytechnical Institute, Governor Assistant & President of Alliance of Women
Saudi Arabia – Suha Mousa
Founder & CEO Jathal, Founder & CEO Qualité
Senegal – Ndeye Absa Gningue
Business Owner, Fashion Designer, IT Leader, Launching fresh new venture on Social Entrepreneurship across Africa, One child at a time
Serbia – Ksenija Vlaović
CEO and Co – Owner, Futura d.o.o., Founder and President of VAWE-Vojvodina’s Association of Women Entrepreneurs
Sierra Leone – Zainab Clarkson
Executive Secretary for The Organization of Women Networks for Entrepreneurs
South Africa, Durban – Nokuthula Luthuli
Founder & Managing Director of Bloom Marketing
South Africa, Free State – Lebo Selloane
Founder & Managing Director Visionary X-rays, Co-Founder Deam Girls Foundation
South Africa, Johannesburg – Meta Maponya
Co-Founder & Director Mahlako a Phahla Investments, Advisor South African Revenue Service
South Africa, Nelspruit – Mikateko Holeni-Mdhluli
Founder & Managing Director Zethu Consulting Services, Chair AGGY-M Group
South Africa, Pretoria – Innocentia Motau
Executive Director Potlako Global Logistics, Co-Founder G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance, President of the Young Entrepreneur South Africa
South America Regional Ambassador – Katherina Capra
Economist, Strategy Advisor, Entrepreneur, Professor, Columnist and Disconnect Ambassador. Passionate to empower people to will allow them to be at their best
Spain – Patricia Araque
Co-Founder and President of Ellas
Sri Lanka – Shazna Muzammil
Partner Flow Health Bar Inc, Head of Business Development JWT Sri Lanka , Women’s Chamber Board Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis – Valerie Onu
A leading international development and digital economist
St.Vincent & Grenadines – Candice Sealey
Marketing & PR Consultant at Ignite!, Voiceover Talent, and Media Personality
Sudan – Hanan Mohamed Abdel Karim Abbas
Head of the Board of Trustees of the Future Makers EX Global Change Makers, Member of the United Nations Global Compact Sudan Network Executive Committee, Member of the Jury for the Arab CSR Award in Dubai, Member in the Board of Trustees of the Children Cancer Hospital
Suriname – Reina Kolf
Founder and CEO of ‘The Slight Edge; as well as the founder of the “BeYou!’ movement
Sweden – Jennie Kvintåhs
Founder of AmazeME, Business Developer and Executive Coach, Facilitator, Relationship Marketing and Networking Specialist
Switzerland – Aliona Schastlivtseva
Lawyer & Sales Marketing Expert, Business Developer & Marketer of Ennea Business
Syria – May Massijeh
Co-founder at Pencil and Brush Academy, Social Entrepreneur, Interested in Art education, social entrepreneurship and sustainabilit
Taiwan – Peggy Wang
Board Member of Children’s Charity Association, Former foreign correspondent for International TV networks & Former news anchor
Tanzania – Imelda Lutebinga
Head of Human Resources at G4S Secure Solutions LTD, Human Resources Manager DHL Global
Thailand – Caterina Meloni
Founder of Connecting Founders, Entrepreneur & Finance Specialist
Timor Leste – Kathleen Gonçalves
Founder & CEO Kadoras, Founding Members Timorese-Chinese Association in Victoria, Founder Businesswoman Association of Timor-Leste, Founder Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste
Trinidad – Georgina Terry
Accountant, coach, change management consultant, inspirational speaker, project management professional and best selling author
Turkey – Hande Unan
Executive Sales Manager at Borusan Mannesmann, Founding Member of Women’s Empowerment Committee at Borusan Holding, Founder of
United Arab Emirates – Moza Saeed Al Otaiba
Founder & CEO of Al Otaiba Inmaa Group
Uruguay – Dr. Cristina Bertolotto
Consultant in Translation Medical Research, Technology Transfer and Visionary for Innovation
USA – Denver,Colorado – Sylvia Scott
Founder Girl’s C.E.O. Connection™ (Girl’s Creating Enterprising Organizations) & Best Selling Author
USA, Detroit, Michigan – Bethany Shorb
Founder/Creative Director Cyberoptix Tie Lab Inc. & Founder Well Done Goods
USA – County Orange, California – Dr Parmis Khatibi
Anticoagulation/Antithrombotic Specialist & Tobacco Treatment Specialist
USA, Idaho – Latisha D. Taylor
Founder, National Speaker, Author, Former Pro-Cheerleader, Business Development HCPN Alliance, HackCancerSF & HealthTech Women
USA, Los Angeles – Katie Chin
Award-Winning Cookbook Author, Food Blogger, Caterer and Celebrity Chef.
USA, Miami – Lisa Wheeler
COO & Partner at the Supersede Group
USA, Michigan – Tonya McNeal-Weary
Founder & Executive Director Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
USA, Minnesota – Laura Keller
Founding Partner Executive search and organizational consulting firm Pixie Dust Inc. Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Social Activist
USA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Elissa Bloom
Executive Director, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator; Founder, Elissa Bloom New York
USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Lisa Lurie
Co-Founder , Chief Technology Officer & CEO Cancer Be Glammed, Cancer Survivor & Cancer Style Xxpert
USA, San Diego – Mia Mian
Speaker, Marketing Strategist and Startup Enthusiast
USA, Seattle – Nicole Donnelly
Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author, Speaker, Coach and Athlete
USA, State of Ohio and City of Cleveland Ambassador – Lorraine Schuchart, APR
Social Entrepreneur - Founder & CEO, Prosper for Purpose, a Certified B Corp, Writer, Speaker, Advocate for Social and Environmental Impact
USA, Virginia – Anne N. Truong
M.D. Founder & CEO Truong Rehabilitation Center & President of the Virginia Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society
USA, Wisconsin & Midwest Regional Ambassador- Laura Gallagher
President and Founder The Creative Company, Wisconsin Trailblazer
Venezuela – Claudia Valladares
Social entrepreneur passionate to make a difference in our world. Co-founder & Director Impact Hub Caracas, Board Member Impact Hub Global Association
Wales – Ruth Jacobs
Managing Director Randstad Business Support & Technologies
World Ambassador – Wendy Diamond
Founder & CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Founder, CEO & CPO of Animal Fair Media and leading animal welfare advocate
Zambia – Kuzengu Namwanza
Business Development Manager Discovery Financial Advisers, Ardent Speaker, Mentor, Health Risk Management Entrepreneur, Occupational Therapist
Zimbabwe Country Ambassador – Natalie Jabangwe-Morris
Chief Executive Officer, Head Business & Market Development EcoCash ZW
Zimbabwe, Harare City – Angeline Mikiri
Founder & Media Director Shekinah Media, Publisher Great Zimbabwe Times


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