United Nations – NEW YOUR EVENT 2017

Join us around the world where We convene Business Leaders, Change Makers, 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 to alleviate poverty.



The deadline to register for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit 2017 is November 13th, 6pm EDT

November 16th, 2017 – WEDO VIP Honoree Dinner Reception

November 17th, 2017 – WEDO Summit United Nations

November 18th, 2017 – WEDO Health & Fitness Day

New York City



Confirmed Honorary Guests and Speakers Include:


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
Angela Simmons
Founder & Designer Foofi and Bella, Editor Angela's Rundown, Reality TV Star We TV's Growing Up Hip Hop & MTV’s Run, Philanthropist
Angie Bastian (Culinary Pioneer Award 2017)
Founder, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP®
Baroness Sandip Verma
European Union External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member The House of Lords
Betty Liu
Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc
Bobbi Brown (Beauty Pioneer Award 2017)
CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Bobbi Thomason
Gender & Leadership Expert, Senior Fellow Lecturer, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Christine Maloblocki
Senior Director, Commercial Bank Marketing Capital One
Crystal Rose
Co-Founder & CEO Sensay AI, Executive Producer, Head of Creative Technology PHENOMENON & Co-Founder Onvi
Cynthia Koons
Bloomberg U.S. Healthcare Reporter
D´Andra Ulmer
Chief Marketing Bee Me & the Bees Lemonade, Mom to Mikaela Founder Me & the Bees Lemonade & Founder Grand Beginnings, Inc
Dia Simms
President Combs Enterprises & Board Member Harlem Boys and Girls ​of America
Dorothy “Dottie ” Herman (Business Pioneer Award 2017)
Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC.
Evita Robinson
Founder & CEO Nomadness Travel Tribe
Galia Benartzi
Co-Founder Bancor Protocol, Co – Founder Mytopia & Co & Founder Particle Code
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & Former President of the Sixty-Sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly
Heidi Messer
Co-founder Collective[i] and LinkShare
Jennifer Saba
Correspondent & Columnist Reuters Breakingviews, Thomson Reuters
Jesse Draper
Founding Partner Halogen Ventures , Founder Valley Girl Ventures & Venture Girls Inc.
Judith Ripka (Accesories Pioneer Award 2017)
Luxury Jewelry Designer & Founder Judith Ripka
Kate Rogers
CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter
Katharine Ryder
Founder and CEO Maven, Former Journalist & Venture Capitalist
Kathleen “Kathy” Hochul
Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, Founder & Board Member of Kathleen Mary House and Co-Founder Village Action Coalition and Chair Women’s Suffrage Commission
Katia Cerwin
Co-Creator Programa Valentina
Kunal Sood
Chairperson of the WED Fellows Accelerator
Laila Pawlak Østergaard
Co-founder & CEO of SingularityU Denmark
Lucy Jarvis (Media Pioneer Award 2017)
First Woman Television Producer, Peabody Award Winner
Lydia Fenet
Senior Vice President, International Director of Strategic Partnerships & International Head of Benefit Auctioneering for Christies Auction House
Marc Scarpa
Founder, Executive Producer & Director Simplynew
Mikaila Ulmer
Founder Me & the Bees Lemonade & Successful ABC Shark Tank Contestant
Monica Iken
Founder September’s Mission, Board Member 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Muna Rihani Al-Nasser (Philanthropy Pioneer Award 2017)
Chairwomen UN Women For Peace Association
Sara Bareilles (Music Pioneer Award 2017)
Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer/ Composer
Seema Mody
CNBC Global Markets Reporter
Shelly Kapoor Collins
Founding Partner – The Shatter Fund
Sonia Gardner (Financial Pioneer Award 2017)
President, Managing Partner, and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group & Global Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Finance
Suzanne Lerner (Fashion Pioneer Award 2017)
President and Co-Founder Michael Stars, and Board Member Women Thrive Alliance
Tao Porchon Lynch
Guinness World Record Oldest Yoga Instructor
Twinkle Khanna (Celebrity Pioneer Award 2017)
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist
Veronica Dagher
Senior Wealth Management Reporter The Wall Street Journal
Yue-Sai Kan
Emmy-winning Television Host & Producer, Founder Yue-Sai Cosmetics, Best-Selling Author & Philanthropist


Join Us November 17th, 2017
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit

The deadline to register for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit 2017 is November 13th, 6pm EDT


We would be honored if you would become a member and 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.


Why Join Us?

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 Be A Member?

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!



November 17th, 2017 – WEDO Summit United Nations

Our Confirmed Distinguished 2017 Speakers Include:


Ms. Mikaila Ulmer (12 year-old Founder of Me & The Bees Lemonade, and Successful ABC Shark Tank Contestant)
Ms. Sara Bareilles (Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer, and Composer)

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. Wendy Diamond(Founder & CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc.)
Ms. Kate Rogers(CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter)
Ms. Dottie Herman(Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman)
Ms. Jesse Draper(Founder Halogen Ventures)
Ms. Galia Benartzi(Co-Founder Bancor Protocol)
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 Summit Agenda

November 17th, 2017

8 am – 3 pm

United Nations Delegates Dining Room 

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 Empowering Women in Business Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

9:40am – 10:10am The Future of Blockchain: It Starts with Women

10:15 am – 10:40 am Intrapreneurship: The Path to Corporate Success

10:45am – 10:55am Break – Social Time

11:00am –11:25am Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today

 11:30am – 1:15pm Women’s Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award Luncheon – Delegates Dining Room 

1:20pm – 1:50pm Financial Inclusion: Funding Female Entrepreneurs

1:55pm – 2:20pm Understanding Health through the Lens of Women in Biotechnology and Life Science

2:25pm – 2:55pm WEDO Inspirational Fellows Around the World

2:55pm – 3:00pm #ChooseWomen Announcement, Closing Remarks

6:30pm – 8:30pm Closing Reception


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November 18th, 2017

9 am – 6 pm


126 5th Avenue – 18th & 5th New York City


All WEDO members are invited to join us as our guests for the WEDO: Women’s Health and Fitness Day!  We are thrilled to have the most amazing women entrepreneurs leading a health and fitness day jam-packed with invigorating and motivating fitness classes including; a Yoga class taught by Guinness Book of World Records oldest (and youngest at heart) Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch, demonstrations including the JōbuFIT Power Posture featuring workplace body placement and fitness to increase productivity, and even a lunchtime “Doctors Panel” to answer all your women’s health related questions!  Shop, exercise, eat, and drink with our healthy living vendors at the event host’s store, Athleta!  You will be sent a sign up form when you sign up to be a member – classes are limited for this inspirational and powerfully healthy day!

Alessa Caridi
Founder & creator of JōbuFIT
Leading a Power Posture fitness class for increased productivity in the workplace and beyond.
Krista Martins
Creator of a new Caribbean style dance workout.
Leading a dance Wukkout!® workout.
Laura Hanlon
Pilates Instructor and Manager of EQUINOX
Leading a group fitness Pilates Mat class.
Sarika Patel
Creator of new South Asian cardio interval training inspired workout.
Leading a Belly*Bolly*Bhangra class.
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Guinness World Record holder for oldest yoga instructor.
Leading a yoga class.

Women’s Health and Fitness 2017 Day Agenda

9:30am- 10:15 am – Start the day with  Guinness World Record Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch
10:15am- 10:30 am – Meet the day’s vendors
10:30am- 11:15 am – Wukkout with Kista Martins
11:15am- 11:40 am – Athleta helps you find the right fitness attire for the weather & workout
11:45am- 12:30 pm – POUND with Joyce Wong
12:45am- 1:30 pm – Lunch time Doctors Panel, get all your women’s health questions answered (Health LUNCH will be served)
1.40pm- 2.00 pm – Meditation with Biet Simkin
2:00pm- 2:45 pm – Aerospace with Leila Fazel
2:45pm- 3:30 pm – JōbuFIT Power Posture: Protect and build a strong body for the workplace and beyond with Alessa Caridi (tea and snack served)
3:30pm- 4:15 pm – Mat Pilates with Laura Hanlon
4:30pm- 5:15 pm – Belly*Bolly*Bhangra with Sarika Patel
5:15pm- closing – Mingle/ Shop/ Network

Become a Member! Click Here