November 17th, 2017
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.
Founder & Chairman Global Partnerships Forum, Former Director U.N. Office of Partnerships
Director Kerzner International, Founder Lalela Foundation
Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc
Baroness Sandip Verma
European Union External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member The House of Lords
CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi
Founder & CEO The Pink Ceiling, Co-Founder & CEO Sprout Pharmaceuticals (creator of the “Female Viagra”
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman
Co-Founder Bancor Protocol, Co – Founder Mytopia & Co & Founder Particle Code
Academy and Golden Globe Award Winning Actress, Director, Producer, and Founder Hawn Foundation
Co-founder Collective[i] and LinkShare
Founding Partner Halogen Ventures , Founder Valley Girl Ventures & Venture Girls Inc.
CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter
Co-Creator Programa Valentina
Executive Producer and Curator at TEDxUNPlaza
Money Editor Thomson Reuters
Her Excellency Ambassador Honduras to the United Nations
First Woman Television Producer, Peabody Award Winner
CEO Weight Watchers, Formerly HSN Inc, Board Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation
Founder September’s Mission, Board Member 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Rachel C. Gerrol
Co-Founder Nexus Global Youth Summit
Founder and CEO Zuckerberg Media
Founding Partner – The Shatter Fund
President, Managing Partner & Co-Founder Avenue Capital Group, Co-Founder Amroc Capital Group and Board of Trustees Mount Sinai Medical
President and Co-Founder Michael Stars, and Board Member Women Thrive Alliance
Tao Porchon Lynch
Guinness World Record Oldest Yoga Instructor
Emmy-winning Television Host & Producer, Founder Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist
Founder & CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc.
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.
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
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!
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