Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization Pioneer Awards 2014 Winners

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) Pioneer Awards recognizes and honors distinguished women who are leaders and innovators across multiple categories with inspiring accomplishments. We honor pioneers in the fields of Health, Education, Music, Business,Celebrity, Sports, Art, Fashion, Philanthropy, Beauty, Social Responsibility, Space/Science, Finance, Technology, and Environment/Animals. Each year we honor those selected on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations.


Loreen Arbus (Philanthropy Pioneer Award)
President of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc.
The Loreen Arbus Foundation and The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation. She is the first woman in the United States to head programming for a national network and has done this more than Read More
Lynn Tilton (Business Pioneer Award)
Founder & CEO of Patriarch Partners
As the founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners her intentions are clear: bring together two concepts that often times aren’t agreeable, making money and making the world a better place, Read More
Mama Sarah Obama (Education Pioneer Award)
Founder & CEO of The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation
She is also noted to be the stepmother of U.S. President Barack Obama’s father. Heartbroken by the sight of children without parents in her country, Sub-Saharan Africa, helplessly fighting off Read More
Sandy Lerner (Technology Pioneer Award)
Co-Founder of Cisco Systems and Founder of Urban Decay
Not only is she the founder of two companies but she also is a Jane Austen scholar for two reasons: for writing the sequel to “Pride and Prejudice,” the “Second Read More
Shannon Schuyler (Social Responsibility Pioneer Award)
Chief Corporate Responsibility and Purpose Officer with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US), and also serves as the President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Schuyler is responsible for aligning and creating the Corporate Responsibility with PwC’s four key pillars – marketplace, people, community and environment. Her work at PwC has built positive social and Read More
Tamara Mellon (Fashion Pioneer Award)
Co-Founder of Jimmy Choo and Creative Director & Founder of Tamara Mellon
Mellon exemplifies the definition of a fearless women entrepreneur representing women all across the world. Even after facing adversity in 2015 involving a bankruptcy, she has re-entered the fashion industry Read More