Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2017

November 17th, 2017
United Nations

We convene Business Leaders, 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.

Amir Dossal

Founder & Chairman Global Partnerships Forum, Former Director U.N. Office of Partnerships

Andrea Kerzner

Director Kerzner International, Founder Lalela Foundation

Betty Liu

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc

Baroness Sandip Verma

European Union External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member The House of Lords

Bobbi Brown

CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi
Brown Cosmetics

Cindy Whitehead

Founder & CEO The Pink Ceiling,  Co-Founder & CEO Sprout Pharmaceuticals (creator of the “Female Viagra”

Dottie Herman

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman

Galia Benartzi

Co-Founder Bancor Protocol, Co – Founder Mytopia & Co & Founder Particle Code

Goldie Hawn

Academy and Golden Globe Award Winning Actress, Director, Producer, and Founder Hawn Foundation

Heidi Messer

Co-founder Collective[i] and LinkShare

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner Halogen Ventures , Founder Valley Girl Ventures & Venture Girls Inc.

Kate Rogers

CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter

Katia Cerwin

Co-Creator Programa Valentina

Kunal Sood

Executive Producer and Curator at TEDxUNPlaza

Lauren Young

Money Editor Thomson Reuters

Lizzy Flores

Her Excellency Ambassador Honduras to the United Nations

Lucy Jarvis

First Woman Television Producer, Peabody Award Winner

Mindy Grossman

CEO Weight Watchers, Formerly HSN Inc, Board Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation

Monica Iken

Founder September’s Mission, Board Member 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Rachel C. Gerrol

Co-Founder Nexus Global Youth Summit

Randi Zuckerberg

Founder and CEO Zuckerberg Media

Shelly Collins

Founding Partner – The Shatter Fund

Sonia Gardner

President, Managing Partner & Co-Founder Avenue Capital Group, Co-Founder Amroc Capital Group and Board of Trustees Mount Sinai Medical
Center

Suzanne Lerner

President and Co-Founder Michael Stars, and Board Member Women Thrive Alliance

Tao Porchon Lynch

Guinness World Record Oldest Yoga Instructor

Yue-Sai Kan

Emmy-winning Television Host & Producer, Founder Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist

Wendy Diamond

Founder & CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc.

Join Us November 17th, 2017 Women's Entrepreneurship Day @ United Nations

WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY ORGANIZATION IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO EMPOWER, CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT WOMEN IN BUSINESS WORLDWIDE!

We would be honored if you join us at the United Nations on November 17th to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO)! WE are a grassroots mission with a focused goal to alleviate poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business, and inspire every woman young and old globally that has a dream of becoming a successful businesswoman.

Why Attend?

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? 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 passionately dedicated and committed to elevating the following five United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to make the world a better place: Goal 1: Ensure inclusive and quality education. Goal 2: Achieve gender equality. Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Goal 17: Revitalize global partnership for sustainable development.

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.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in business who is ready to make a positive difference for women in this world and 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

Venue

United Nations, New York City. You can’t make it? We are being celebrated in 144 countries! Click Here to meet the teams around the world!

Travel

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).

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!

Our Confirmed Distinguised 2017 Speakers Include:

Ms. Goldie Hawn(Academy and Golden Globe Award Winning Actress, Director, Producer, and Founder Hawn Foundation)
Ms. Andrea Kerzner(Director Kerzner International, Founder Lalela Foundation)
Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch(Actress & Guinness World Record Master Yoga Instructor)
Ms. Loreen Arbus(President/Founder of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., & The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation)
Ms. Baroness Verma(EU External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member of The House of Lords)
Ms. Randi Zuckerberg(Founder & CEO Zuckerberg Media, host of Dot Complicated on SIRIUS Radio and New York Times bestselling Author)
Ms. Wendy Diamond(Founder & CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc.)
Ms. Mindy Grossman(CEO of Weight Watchers, Formerly HSN Inc, Board of Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation)
Ms. Kate Rogers(CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter)
Ms. Dottie Herman(President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman)
Ms. Jesse Draper(Founder Halogen Ventures)
Ms. Galia Benartzi(Co-Founder Bancor Protocol)
Ms. Cindy Whitehead(Founder & CEO of The Pink Ceiling)
Ms. Lauren Young(Money Editor, Reuters)
Ms. Suzanne Lerner(Co-Founder Michael Stars)
Ms. Heidi Messer(Co-Founder Collective(i), World Evolved and LinkShare)
Ms. Lucy Jarvis (CEO Jarvis Productions, Inc.)
Ms. Yue-Sai Kan (Emmy-winning Television Host & Producer, Founder of Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist)
Many More To Be Announced…

Women's Entrepreneurship Day Agenda

United Nations Summit November 17, 2017

7:30am – 8:00am Check- in and Registration

8:05am – 8:40am Breakfast and Spiritual Meditation Session

8:45am- 9:10am Welcoming Remarks

 9:15am – 9:35am WED Inspirational Fellows Around the World

 9:40 – 10:10 The Future of Blockchain: It Starts with Women

 10:15am – 10:45am Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today

10:50 – 11:50 Break

11:50am – 12:10pm Inspiring the Next Generation: Taking Tips from Parents of Successful Entrepreneurs

12:15pm – 1:30pm Women’s Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award Luncheon – Delegates Dining Room

1:35pm – 2:05pm Understanding Health through the Lens of Women in Biotechnology and Life Science

2:10pm – 2:40pm Financial Inclusion: Funding Female Entrepreneurs

2:45pm – 3:15pm Empowering Women in Business Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

3:20pm – 3:50 pm Intrapreneurship: The Path to Corporate Success

3:50pm – 4:00pm #ChooseWomen Announcement, Closing Remarks

6:30pm – 8:30pm Closing Reception – TBA

2016 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Click Here
2015 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Click Here
2014 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Click Here

Join Us November 17th, 2017 Women's Entrepreneurship Day @ United Nations