Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit 2018 – United Nations

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) and international campaign #ChooseWOMEN is a non-governmental volunteer organization.

Our movement accelerates and educates the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to empower women in business globally. WEDO convenes Business Leaders, Change Makers, Government Officials and Civil Society to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship eco-systems, education and policy creation to empower women in business. WEDO is celebrated at the United Nations and in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally. When women are elevated financially, communities, states, and countries prosper, this builds a global blueprint to alleviate and eradicate poverty. 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. Their presence represents WED’s commitment to inspiring and uplifting the next generation of young women to become strong global leaders. 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 and inspiring group of WEDO Change Makers, Social Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Major Fortune 500 C-Suite Executives, UN Senior Officials, Heads of International Organizations, Civil Society Leaders, CEOs, Celebrities, and Major News Media.


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 & ChooseWOMEN, and why should I support it?

Consider these basic facts:

Women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Simultaneously, women 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 passionately dedicated and committed to elevating the following six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help make the world a better place:


Anyone interested in business who is ready to make a positive difference for women in this world and join an inspiring group 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. Together we collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship eco-systems, education, and policy creation to empower women in business to alleviate poverty worldwide!


Adi Eckhouse
Founder Chess Girls Organization & Co-Founder/CEO Realface, the facial recognition sold to APPLE!
Amir Dossal
Founder & Chairman Global Partnership Forum, Former Director of U.N. Office of Partnerships
Anna Irrera
Reuters Correspondent covering the FINTECH intersection of Wall Street and Silicon Valley
Anna Sui
Internationally Renowned Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
Daniel Viola
Partner Sadis & Goldberg LLP, Founder Crypto Asset Webinars & Blockchain Shift
David Song
Founder & CEO Blockchain Collective & Rosie Labs Agency whose clients include Coca Cola Company, Orbitz, Welches and Sony
Diego Favarolo
Chairman & CEO Space Ai Inc, Advisor DIY Rockets & Founder Bumeran.com
Eileen Murray
CO-CEO Bridgewater Associates, The world’s largest hedge fund with $160 billion in assets - Ka - Ching!
Emma Channing
CEO and General Counsel Satis Group, the premier ICO advisory firm
Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri
Award-Winning Director/Photographer & Co-Founder/Co-Director Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation
Kate Rogers
CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter
Kathleen King
Founder Tate’s Bake Shop Sold to OREO giant Mondelez International for a yummy $500 million!
Latisha Taylor
CEO/Founder Health Measured.net
Lauren Young
Money Editor Thomson Reuters
Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk
President & Co-Founder Memnosyne Foundation & The John Philip Thompson Foundation
Meltem Demirors
Founder of Shiny Pony Ventures, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, and Advisor at MIT Media Lab
Mindy Grossman
CEO Weight Watchers, formerly HSN, Board of Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation
Paola Santana
Founder & CEO Social Glass, Co-Founder Matternet
Patricia López
CEO & Co-Founder NotesFirst, Inc Serves doctors in emerging markets with a mobile EHR
Rachel Gerrol
Co-Founder & Curator Nexus Global Youth Summit, Advisory Board Member at Women's Entrepreneurship Day
Rachel McCrickard
CEO & Founder Motivo Online platform that empowers mental health therapists
Shannon Dellimore
Shanu Hinduja
Chairperson Hinduja Foundation U.S., Co-Chair Hinduja Global Solutions, Participant OCCAM’s Annual Infopoverty Conference
Shari Staglin
CEO Staglin Family Vineyard & Co-founder One Mind who has raised and donated over $1 BILLION for mental health causes
Shelley Zalis
Founder OTX Global Technology Consulting Firm, CEO/Founder The Female Quotient  
Tal Margolin Rubinstein
CEO Shupperz Connecting hoppers from all over the world
Wendy Diamond
Founder & CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc.

Our mission is to educate, empower, celebrate, and support women in business and inspire girls to be leaders in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) so they can create a positive impact in their communities worldwide.

WED global agenda 2018 will focus on the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, the disruption happening globally, and the important pivotal role women play!

November 16th, 2018 –  United Nations – Delegates Dining Room, New York City

  • • Healthcare 3.0: Women in Biotech and Life Sciences

  • • Women in Artificial Intelligence: The AI Machine & Business Dynamics

  • • #ChooseWOMEN: Why Women Need To Invest In Women?

  • • Celebrities: Leveraging Stature for Social Good

  • • Social Impact Investing: Women Leading The Way Through Technology

  • • The Next Food Revolution: Blockchain Will Change How We Eat

  • • Blockchain In Action: Incorporate Blockchain & AI In Your Work

  • • Global Partnerships: Celebrating Governments Investing In Women In Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence


The November 16th Closing Reception will be held at a unique undisclosed location featuring exceptional “Women Entrepreneurs in the Culinary World and live entertainment!


We hope you will join us and rally your colleagues, family, and friends to celebrate this monumental movement to empower women in business! 

United Nations Delegates Dining Room, New York City

Can’t make it? We are being celebrated in 144 countries! Click Here to meet the teams around the world!


Flying to NYC for WED 2018 at the UN is a breeze! There are flights daily to and from three major international airports: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).


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