Looking to make a positive impact in the world? Join the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN movement and help support women entrepreneurs worldwide!
WEDO is a 501c3 all-volunteer grassroots movement that carries throughout the year to empower women to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities globally. With a presence in 144 countries, 65 universities/colleges internationally, and even recognition from the United Nations, WEDO is a powerful force for change.
Their mission is to empower 4 billion women and girls worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift the 388 million who live in poverty. By supporting women’s economic advancement, entire families, communities, states, and countries prosper.
When you join WEDO, you become part of a global community dedicated to creating a brighter future for women and girls everywhere. So, why not join the movement and #ChooseWOMEN today?
Meet Wendy Diamond: Impact Investor, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, and Founder of LDP Ventures and Animal Fair Media. She’s also an Ellis Island Honor Society recipient. In 2013, Diamond was inspired to launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN after volunteering with the Adelante Foundation in Honduras. There, she saw firsthand the impact of microloans on impoverished women and was moved to take action. At the time, she learned there were 250 million girls living in poverty. Only 1% of venture dollars went to women founders, despite the fact that women perform 66% of the world’s work, earn only 10% of the world’s income, and yet account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Wendy recognized the potential for women entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and alleviate poverty, and thus WEDO was born.
Empower women to reach their full economic and social potential.
1 in 3 American women live in poverty, and globally 70% of those living in severe poverty are women and girls. Despite performing 66% of the world’s work, women earn only 10% of the world’s income.
An increase of women in leadership positions from zero to just 30% is associated with a 15% increase in profitability. Women are also responsible borrowers, paying back microloans worldwide at a 97% rate of return, and 90% of their earnings go towards educating their children and supporting their families.
Why WE DO What “WEDO!”
Together Let’s #choosewomen
Join our #ChooseWOMEN movement to empower women in business worldwide! Every year, on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, we celebrate Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday by supporting women-owned businesses. Visit ChooseWOMEN.org, the world’s largest directory of women-owned businesses, to find and support amazing women entrepreneurs.
Our social impact initiative #ChooseWOMEN is a simplified movement to educate and unite consumers and businesses across the world in the name of empowering women in business.
#ChooseWOMEN invites consumers to support women-owned businesses on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving in the spirit of Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday. Global participants are encouraged to visit ChooseWOMEN.org — the largest global directory of women-owned businesses in the world — to find and support women in business.
There Are Countless Ways To Get Involved In WEDO’s Mission.