United Nations – New York EVENT 2016


November 18th, 2016
United Nations


Amir Dossal
Co-Founder/President Global Partnerships Forum & Former Executive Director United Nations Office for Partnerships
Andrea Kerzner (Arts Pioneer Award 2017)
Founder and CEO of Lalela Project, Co-Creator of themoreweshare.com, Director of the Board of Kerzner International Holdings Limited
Angelica Fuentes
Founder of FAF, A Complete Imperative Fund & GEF, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Women’s Rights Advocate
Anthony Scaramucci
Founder and a co-managing partner of investment firm Skybridge Capital
Antonio Lucio
Global Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at HP Inc, Former Global Chief Marketing, Strategy and Development Officer at VISA
Baroness Sandip Verma
European Union External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member The House of Lords
Beth Shah
Head of Business Development at Digital Asset & Member of the New York Financial Writer´s Association
Betty Liu
Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc
Bobbi Rebell
Author How to be a Financial Grownup, Reuters Money Columnist, Chief Television Correspondent & Anchor, Business Video Thompson Reuters
Catherine Flax
Managing Director and the Head of Commodity Derivatives & Foreign Exchange Americas at BNP Paribas
Chiara Tilesi
Italian film producer, Founder of “We Do It Together”founder of the nonprofit film production organization “We Do It Together”
Cristina Gallach
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information
Donna D’Cruz
Entrepreneur, Celebrity DJ/Performer, Creator & Curator of Music, Meditation Guru, Social Activist, and Founder of Rasa Living
Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera
His Excellency Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Former Member of the United Nations International Law Commission & Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Acclaimed author, international speaker, clinical psychologist
Dr. Teresa Kennedy
Founder VH1 Interactive and the VH1@Work radio network, Founder & President of Power Living Enterprises & World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Dylan Lauren
Founder & CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, Author & Founder of Dylan’s Candy BarN Foundation
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine
Crown Princess of Serbia, Philanthropist & Patron of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization
Iris Apfel (Fashion Pioneer Award)
New York style icon, interior designer and businesswoman
Jenny Abramson
Managing Partner at RethinkImpact & Former Tech CEO. Graduate of Stanford & Harvard Business School, Fulbright Scholar & DC Power Women in Tech
Joan Hornig (Accessory Pioneer Award)
American jewelry designer and the founder of Joan Hornig Jewelry
Karrueche Tran
Actress, Model, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Empowering Women Through “With Love” Movement
Kate Rogers
CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter
Katherine Ryder
Founder & CEO of Maven, the digital clinic for women. Formerly, worked at VC fund Index Ventures & Former Journalist at The Economist
Katia Beauchamp (Beauty Pioneer Award)
CEO and Co-Founder of Birchbox, a monthly beauty subscription box
Kay Koplovitz (Finance Pioneer Award)
Founder of the USA Network and SyFy channel, and the first woman to serve as network president in television history
Khoudia Diop
Influencer, Goddess, Senegalese Supermodel
Kunal Sood
Chairperson of the WED Fellows Accelerator
Lizzy Flores
Her Excellency Ambassador Honduras to the United Nations
Mindy Grossman (Philanthropy Pioneer Award)
CEO and Director of HSN, INC. and a member of the company’s Board of Directors
Moira Forbes
Executive Vice President of Forbes Media, President & Publisher of ForbesWomen
Molly Maloof
Physician, Technologist, & Scientific Wellness Pioneer
Monique Giggy
Director Singularity University Accelerator and LaunchPad, Co-Founder & President Swing by Swing Golf, and Founder & Partner Own Vision LLC
Nicole Van Der Tuin
CEO & Co-Founder of First Access
Rachel C. Gerrol
Co-Founder Nexus Global Youth Summit
Ramya Joseph
CEO & Founder of Pefin, Inc, the worlds first Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Enthusiastic supporter of Women in #STEM
Rebecca Jarvis
Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent for ABC News and Host, Creator and Managing Editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis
Sandra Lee (Celebrity Pioneer Award)
Emmy-winning television chef and author
Tao Porchon Lynch
Guinness World Record Oldest Yoga Instructor
Yue-Sai Kan (Business Pioneer Award)
Emmy-winning television host and producer, entrepreneur, bestselling author and humanitarian


Speakers list updating – coming soon!


About The Event


As November 19th falls on a Saturday, we will be celebrating our event in New York City at the United Nations on Friday, November 18th. Our 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. We are committed to gathering a think tank of inspiring women leaders who can amplify our message of expanding women in business in communities around the world.

Please view our 2015 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Event: Click Here

Why Attend?

With a variety of days dedicated to various causes, one might ask – Why does the world need a Women’s Entrepreneurship Day? Consider then, that women perform 66% of the world’s work, yet earn 10% of the world’s income. At the same time, they account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is generating a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WEDO ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. The flagship UN event is live-streamed and celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities and colleges celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day internationally reaching over 1.4 million people.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with some of the most distinguished entrepreneurs and Rub shoulders with our influential audience, including 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 Representatives of Major Media Outlets!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a great occasion to make life-changing connections, participate in the largest celebration for women in business, learn from the greatest, brightest and most kind-hearted minds and be a part of a larger discussion to empower women!

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who loves to support and celebrate extraordinary women leaders and establish a global support network should join us! Whether you just graduated college or you have a passion for making a difference in the world you should be a part of this movement!

Do you empower women and inspire girls? Do you support women-led or owned business? If you answered YES to either of those questions, then you should definitely attend Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! It’s a magnificent opportunity for both men and women to get inspired and celebrate the wonderful world of entrepreneurship.

Nominate a Speaker, Click Here


Just like previous years, this year’s New York City Women’s Entrepreneurship Day will be taking place at “ultimate global address”. The iconic United Nations Plaza, located riverside at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Not in the City that Never Sleeps? No worries! Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Event will be live-streamed worldwide! Also, there will be WED events all over the world brought to you by our wonderful hand-selected Ambassadors.

Check here to learn about our Global Ambassadors representing 144 countries and here for our Student Ambassadors representing 110 colleges and universities 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). To make sure you have a smooth ride to and from the United Nations on November 18th we would like to offer you two free rides with VIA. Download the app here and use promo code (Offered by our founder, Wendy Diamond) wendy5m5 to redeem this special offer!

We hope you will join us and invite your co-workers, family, and friends to celebrate! Funds raised from this day and our Pioneer Award Luncheon support our mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide!

2016 Agenda

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

8:05am- 8:40am Breakfast and Spiritual Meditation Session with Donna D’Cruz

8:45am- 9:10am Welcoming Remarks

 9:15am-9:35am WEDO the People: Government and United Nations Policies and Programs to Support Female Economic Empowerment

 9:40am- 10:10amAn Introduction To The Fabulous Fellows

 10:15am- 10:45am Female Friendly Fintech: Empowering Platforms for
Women Entrepreneurs

10:50am- 11:00am Break Stretch – Social Time – Coffee – Bathroom Break

11:05am- 11:35am Women Innovators: Why Diversity Matters!

11:40am- 12:10pm  Get Funded! Challenges and Solutions For Women in Business

12:15pm- 1:40pm Lunch/ Women’s Entrepreneurship Pioneer Awards

1:45pm- 2:15pm Social Entrepreneurship: Supporting Women and Bringing Awareness to Their Fight

2:20pm- 2:50pm Investing Smart: Raising the Bar on Impact Investing

2:55pm- 3:00pm #ChooseWOMEN announcement, Closing Remarks

6:00pm- 8:00pm Closing Reception – Location Disclosed All Guests Welcome

“Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – Worth Your Time and Money” – Entrepreneur Magazine


“Encouraging A Gender Lens- Women’s Entrepreneurs Get Their ‘Day’”- Forbes


“A day packed with girl power, practical advice, and a killer soundtrack” – Marie Claire

Join Us November 18th, 2016
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day @ United Nations