Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 

#WEDO2021 Summit/November 19th, 2021 

Delegates Dining Room – United Nations, New York City/VIRTUAL 

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 

#WEDO2021 Summit/November 19th, 2021 

Delegates Dining Room – United Nations, New York City/VIRTUAL 

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) and international campaign #ChooseWOMEN is a non-governmental volunteer organization

with a mission to economically

empower women and alleviate poverty worldwide

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Good news! 

 

On November 19th, 2021 we will celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in New York City at the Delegates Dining Room in the United Nations!

Join business leaders, government officials, women entrepreneurs, change-makers, and our volunteers and leaders, and witness history in the making. We will collaborate to create solutions in the fields of entrepreneurship, women empowerment, education, policy creation, and much more. Through this summit, we will find innovative ways to empower women in business, resulting in a much larger change. By elevating women financially, their communities, states, and countries will prosper. not only will they prosper, but we will be creating the blueprint for eradicating poverty worldwide.

 

Our #WEDO2021 summit will host incredible speakers from all walks of life. You will have the opportunity to speak and learn from some of the most influential successful women and men who are making a positive impact in the world!

Who Should Join?

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Are YOU passionate about making the world a better place for WOMEN?

If so, we invite you to join this year’s #WEDO2021 Summit in the Delegate Dining Room at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, or view the summit VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your own home!

At this #WEDO2021 summit you’ll be inspired by wonderful speakers and experience a priceless networking opportunity to mingle with the most wonderful people in the world! your participation will bring awareness to the importance of the economically empowering WOMEN globally, as well as taking action to support the following United Nations Six Sustainable Development Goals!

 

“Encouraging A Gender Lens-Women Entrepreneurs Get Their ‘Day'”

“Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – WORTH YOUR TIME AND MONEY!”

” A day packed with girl power, practical advice, and a killer soundtrack!”

#WEDO2021Summit/

November 19th, 2021  Current Speakers

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#WEDO2021Summit/November 19th, 2021  

Honorees and Current Speakers

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#… and many more to be ANNOUNCED!

  

Masuda Sultan
Founder/Chief Executive Officer Symbio Services
Masuda Sultan is an entrepreneur and women’s rights activist. Masuda Sultan is founder and CEO of Symbio Services. Her business ventures include projects in education, media, defense, manufacturing, and telecommunications Read More
Masuda SultanFounder/Chief Executive Officer Symbio Services

Masuda Sultan is an entrepreneur and women’s rights activist.

Masuda Sultan is founder and CEO of Symbio Services. Her business ventures include projects in education, media, defense, manufacturing, and telecommunications in Afghanistan and real estate in the United Arab Emirates.

Ms. Sultan is a co-founder and current board member of Women for Afghan Women (WAW), the largest women’s rights organization in Afghanistan. Founded in 2001, WAW began in New York City and runs programs assisting women, children and families across Afghanistan in 32 facilities.

Ms. Sultan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Committee. She is a member of the US-Afghan Women’s Council, a bipartisan body set up by the US State Department under President Bush. She is also a founder of American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan and the American Muslim Women Political Action Committee (PAC) in the U.S. Ms. Sultan currently serves as advisor to the Afghan Business Council of Dubai and holds an MPA from Harvard University. In addition to her memoir, “My War at Home” her writing has appeared in the NY Times and Miami Herald.

Aretha Battle-Jones, PhD
Co-Founder/Chief Procurement Officer Bidversity
As Bidversity’s Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Jones leads federal government sales for the company, and manages an effort to simplify and standardize procurement processes central to the development of Bidversity’s Read More
Aretha Battle-Jones, PhDCo-Founder/Chief Procurement Officer Bidversity

As Bidversity’s Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Jones leads federal government sales for the company, and manages an effort to simplify and standardize procurement processes central to the development of Bidversity’s web product.

Ms. Jones brings nearly three decades of distinguished leadership experience in government contracting to Bidversity. She has served as a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces for more than 26 years, and has led federal government procurement missions critical to American national security at agencies ranging from the Veterans Administration (VA) to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Chief of Logistics for the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), Ms. Jones oversaw the procurement of $7 billion in Medical Equipment, and managed Strategic National Medical Stockpile storage facilities throughout the United States and South Pacific. Her mission was to ensure the availability and rapid delivery of a broad spectrum of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment and Vaccines.

Ms. Jones holds a PhD in Organizational Management, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regis College, and has graduated from programs in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and Duke University. Ms. Jones lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she enjoys teaching seminars to college students on leadership, public service.

Judith Heumann
International Disability Rights Advocate The Heumann Perspective
Judith (Judy) Heumann is an internationally recognized disability advocate. She served in the Clinton and Obama Administration and was a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation. Judy’s story was also Read More
Judith HeumannInternational Disability Rights Advocate The Heumann Perspective

Judith (Judy) Heumann is an internationally recognized disability advocate. She served in the Clinton and Obama Administration and was a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation. Judy’s story was also featured in the documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” a 2020 American award winning documentary film produced by the Obama Higher Ground Production. She recently released her memoir “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” written with Kristen Joiner. Judy is now the producer of The Heumann Perspective, a podcast and YouTube channel that aims to share the beauty of the disability community.

H.E. Satya Tripathi
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General , Head of New York Office at UN Environment, Chairman SIFF
Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi Read More
H.E. Satya TripathiUnited Nations Assistant Secretary-General , Head of New York Office at UN Environment, Chairman SIFF

Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.

He was Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami and post-conflict recovery efforts in support of the Indonesian government and affected populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office of 10 UN Agencies established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation through the conservation of forests and preservation of peat-land and bio-diversity.

Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact in developing countries. He continues to serve on the boards of these institutions.

Mr. Tripathi is a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Natural Resources Governance at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and serves on the Advisory Council of the Natural Capital Declaration (NCD). He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Forests; and in India as a member of its national civil service.

H.E. Pennelope Beckles, MP
Chairwoman, UN Women & Trinidad/Tobago United Nations Ambassador
Beckles has practiced as an attorney since 1988,[1] attached to the Chambers of Theodore R Guerra and Associates.[4] Beckles was appointed an opposition Senator for the People’s National Movement (PNM) Read More
H.E. Pennelope Beckles, MPChairwoman, UN Women & Trinidad/Tobago United Nations Ambassador

Beckles has practiced as an attorney since 1988,[1] attached to the Chambers of Theodore R Guerra and Associates.[4] Beckles was appointed an opposition Senator for the People’s National Movement (PNM) in 1995. She was then elected to the House of Representatives representing the Arima constituency in 2000, serving until 2010.[4] She was appointed Minister for Social Development in 2001, Minister for Culture and Tourism in 2002, and Minister for Public Utilities and the Environment in 2003.

Beckles was Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Deputy Speaker of the Parliament from 2007 until 2010 and served as Leader of Opposition Business from 2010 until 2013. In November 2012, she was elected lady vice-chair of the PNM,[2] but she was dropped from the senate by party leader Keith Rowley in December 2013.[5][6] In May 2014, she unsuccessfully challenged Rowley for the leadership of the party.[ On February 4, 2015, she was rejected in her bid to represent the PNM for the constituency of Arima in the 2015 general election.

Beckles was appointed Trinidad and Tobago’s Permanent Representative to the UN by Prime Minister Rowley in August 2016. In January 2019 Beckles was voted in by the Secretary General of the United Nations to be the Chairwoman of UN Women.

Wendy Diamond
Founder/CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc. & Founder LDP Ventures
Wendy Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and is also the Founder, CEO, and CPO of Animal Fair Media. Diamond is a strong advocator for Read More
Wendy DiamondFounder/CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc. & Founder LDP Ventures

Wendy Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and is also the Founder, CEO, and CPO of Animal Fair Media. Diamond is a strong advocator for animal welfare and empowering women. Through WED she has joined women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups and drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide, opening many windows of opportunity for women all around the world.

Diamond has previous experience as a TV personality on various television programs and has written several books during her lifetime. Wendy Diamond holds 3 Guinness World Records and was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2016. In 1999, after rescuing her first shelter animals, a purebred Russian Blue named Pasha, and a Maltese named Lucky, Wendy set out to help save the 12 million animals euthanized in shelters EACH year. She founded Animal Fair Media with that specific mission and spirit to rescue disenfranchised animals, and endangered wildlife globally, by promoting animal welfare and rescue, healthy pet lifestyles, and responsible breeding. She was the first person to bring celebrities and pop culture to the animal rescue world.

Diamond revolutionized the pet industry by creating premiere pop culture benefits to endorse animal adoption, advocacy, and fundraising, including the Yappy Hour® cocktail parties, the foremost pet celebrity fashion show called Paws For Style®, Howloween, St Pawtrick’s Day, all with proceeds benefiting animal rescue. She was the Chairwoman of the Katrina Pet Memorial, Barkus Grand Marshall and the Humane Society of New York dedicated the Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward in honor of Wendy’s dog Lucky. Thanks to the awareness and contributions of Animal Fair Media, Inc, the number of animals euthanized went from 12 million animals in 1999 to TWO million today. After two decades of dedication to animals, Wendy turned her attention on global humanitarian efforts and founded Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)#ChooseWOMEN. Launched in 2013, WEDO works globally to empower women and girls to become active participants in the economy by igniting a network of women leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities around the world.

Wendy is also Founder of LDP Ventures where she is an Investor/Advisor to social impact disruptive technologies and women-led businesses. She has authored 10 widely-celebrated books, garnered three Guinness World Records, and has appeared in media outlets including Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, The New York Times and Forbes.She has been a featured keynote speaker at the United Nations, Harvard University, and Davos and sits on the Advisory Boards of Ellis Island Honors Society, Global Women in Blockchain, Social Innovation Summit, Humane Society of New York and Grey Muzzle Foundation.

Lauren Young
Wealth Editor, World Work & Sustainability REUTERS & WINS 1221 Co-Chair McGraw-Hill
Lauren Young, the Wonder Woman of Finance, develops personal finance and manages the World at Work Sustainability coverage on Reuters.com. Lauren has helped Reuters land sponsored sections, including Life Lessons, Read More
Lauren YoungWealth Editor, World Work & Sustainability REUTERS & WINS 1221 Co-Chair McGraw-Hill

Lauren Young, the Wonder Woman of Finance, develops personal finance and manages the World at Work Sustainability coverage on Reuters.com. Lauren has helped Reuters land sponsored sections, including Life Lessons, ETFs, and 48 Hours and Retirement. Lauren co-chaired the Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success (WINS) at McGraw-Hill’s corporate headquarters, organizing more than a dozen networking and career development events. Under her leadership, membership at the company’s 1221 Ave. of the Americas WINS chapter grew by more than 50%. 

Hester M. Peirce
The U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner, Crypto Mom
Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018. Prior to joining the SEC, Read More
Hester M. PeirceThe U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner, Crypto Mom

Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018. Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues. Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Commissioner Peirce was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and clerked for Judge Roger Andewelt on the Court of Federal Claims. Commissioner Peirce earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her JD from Yale Law School.

Sedale Turbovsky
CEO/Founder OpenGrants, Strategic Funding Specialist
Sedale Turbovsky is the CEO and co-founder of OpenGrants, a venture-backed startup focused on building a modern infrastructure for funding. He has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After high school, Read More
Sedale TurbovskyCEO/Founder OpenGrants, Strategic Funding Specialist

Sedale Turbovsky is the CEO and co-founder of OpenGrants, a venture-backed startup focused on building a modern infrastructure for funding. He has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After high school, he quickly grew bored in college and dropped out. He is passionate about economic empowerment and equity.

Dottie Herman
CEO Douglas Elliman
Dottie Herman is the quintessential American success story. She exemplifies the qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model. After attending Adelphi University, Dottie began her real estate career Read More
Dottie HermanCEO Douglas Elliman

Dottie Herman is the quintessential American success story. She exemplifies the qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model. After attending Adelphi University, Dottie began her real estate career in 1978 working as a broker for Merrill Lynch on Long Island. In 1989, Merrill Lynch sold their real estate division to Prudential, where Dottie stayed on as one of their leading brokers. With the change in ownership, Dottie was convinced she could run the company herself, so in 1990 she borrowed $7 million dollars from Prudential to purchase Prudential Long Island Realty. Despite being told she would never succeed, she turned the company into the powerhouse brokerage on Long Island and then in the Hamptons. Ready to conquer the Manhattan market, in 2003, Herman and her business partner Howard Lorber purchased Douglas Elliman, Manhattan’s largest and most prestigious brokerage firm. Since then, Douglas Elliman has become the largest and fastest-growing real estate residential brokerage in New York and Dottie the most successful woman in real estate. 

Jeni Britton Bauer
CEO/Founder Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, she introduced a modern, ingredient-driven style of ice cream making that Read More
Jeni Britton BauerCEO/Founder Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, she introduced a modern, ingredient-driven style of ice cream making that has been widely emulated across the world but never duplicated. Jeni opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and won a coveted James Beard Award in 2012. It quickly became the de facto bible for anybody making their own ice cream or thinking about opening a new-style ice cream shop. Her second cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts (2014), took ice cream to the next level with an array of incredible plated, layered, and piled-high ice cream-centric desserts. As Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Jeni remains the beating heart of the company and is in charge of all creative output—from the ice cream itself to the supporting details that enhance the experience of eating it. Jeni is a 2017 Henry Crown Fellow

Mona Scott-Young
CEO/Founder Monami Entertainment
Mona Scott-Young is an American television producer and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of the multi-media entertainment company Monami Productions, best known for producing the VH1 reality television franchise Love Read More
Mona Scott-YoungCEO/Founder Monami Entertainment

Mona Scott-Young is an American television producer and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of the multi-media entertainment company Monami Productions, best known for producing the VH1 reality television franchise Love & Hip Hop. Scott-Young has been honored at ASCAP’s “Woman Behind the Music” event in 2011. She has been honored with awards from the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, named “Marketer of the Year” by Ad Age, and recognized by the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans. Scott-Young was awarded at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for “Reality TV Royalty”.

 

Nadja Swarovski
Chair,Swarovski Foundation – Founder Atelier Swarovski
 Nadja is Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, a UK charity which she established in 2013 to foster culture and creativity, promote human empowerment and preserve the environment globally. She also Read More
Nadja SwarovskiChair,Swarovski Foundation – Founder Atelier Swarovski

 Nadja is Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, a UK charity which she established in 2013 to foster culture and creativity, promote human empowerment and preserve the environment globally. She also heads up the Swarovski Waterschool, which is active in six continents teaching youth about water conservation. Both philanthropic organizations are focused on the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Nadja was the first female member of the Executive Board of Swarovski, which was founded in Austria by her great-great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski in 1895. With a mission to bring Swarovski to the forefront of the fashion industry and elevate the brand’s perception, she led the Branding, Sustainability and Licensing divisions and launched the luxury fashion jewelry brand Atelier Swarovski.

 

Her career at the family business started in the mid-1990s, when she began showcasing Swarovski’s crystal range to the fashion, jewelry, architecture, lighting and home décor industries, encouraging designers to discover crystal’s creative potential. The resulting collaborations and partnerships established her as one of the 21st century’s most significant patrons of design talent.

 

In 2016 Nadja was made a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2019 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Arts London. Nadja holds Board-level positions at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, FIT Foundation and the German Fashion Council and is a member of The Nature Conservancy’s European Council for Global Conservation.

Catherine Wood
CEO/Founder Ark Invest
Cathie Woods is the CEO and Founder of Ark Trust. Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January Read More
Catherine WoodCEO/Founder Ark Invest

Cathie Woods is the CEO and Founder of Ark Trust. Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014. With over 40 years of experience identifying and investing in innovation, Cathie founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research. 

 

Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as CIO of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded, which in 2000, managed approximately $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates LLC as Chief Economist, Equity Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Director. She started her career in Los Angeles, California at The Capital Group as an Assistant Economist. Cathie received her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern California in 1981.

 

Cathie has been recognized as an influential fund manager across various outlets. In 2018, editors at Bloomberg acknowledged Cathie by selecting her to its second annual Bloomberg 50 list of people across business, entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science who have defined global business. Additionally, Fortune named Cathie to its exclusive roundtable of experts in the annual Fortune Investors Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune’s Experts. In 2016, Cathie received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution Award” from Market Media. Cathie also has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum (China) in 2016 & 2017, the World Strategic Forum (Miami) in 2017, The Sohn Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference (Australia) in 2018 and 2019, and Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in 2017 and Global Summit in 2019.

November 19, 2021!

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We sincerely hope you will join us at the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization summit. 

Everyone is Welcome!

Rally your colleagues, family, and friends to celebrate this monumental movement in women’s history!

Find women-owned businesses around you!

 “From the immediate success of WED, it’s clear that the GLOBAL MOVEMENT to empower women entrepreneurs, innovators, and job creators was WAITING TO BE ACTIVATED.”
– Forbes
Be a part of the WEDO movement to EMPOWER, SUPPORT & CELEBRATE women in business and uplift girls by attending Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

#WEDO2021 Summit New York COVID-19

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 COVID-19 SAFETY

We will accept CLEAR, New York State’s Excelsior Pass, New York City’s COVID-19 App, as well ass CDC or government-issued vaccine card. 

 

We invite you to RSVP HERE to attend!

 

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