WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY SUMMIT 2019

 


 

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

Our movement accelerates and educates the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to empower women in business globally. WEDO convenes 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. WEDO is celebrated at the United Nations and in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally. When women are elevated financially, communities, states, and countries prosper, this builds a global blueprint to alleviate and eradicate poverty. Our achievements this past year include funding 500 Syrian refugee girls to attend high school in Jordan. In New York at the United Nations, the WED Summit sponsored 75 students from Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, Lalela, Rethink Academy, The Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, Yale, George Washington University, and Northeastern University. Their presence represents WED’s commitment to inspiring and uplifting the next generation of young women to become strong global leaders. The WED Summit granted 500 microloans to impoverished women to start their own business. In Oman, our WED ambassador announced an initiative to empower women and girls to use their vote against arranged marriage. In Uruguay, a partnership with a local university offered 20 scholarships to the girls present at the WED summit. Our Philippines team educated 1000 rural women with financial literacy – all over the world our Ambassador team is making an impact! Join our movement, and become a part of this driven and inspiring group of WEDO Change Makers, Social Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Major Fortune 500 C-Suite Executives, UN Senior Officials, Heads of International Organizations, Civil Society Leaders, CEOs, Celebrities, and Major News Media.


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?

Consider these basic facts:

Women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Simultaneously, women 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 wo

men leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide.

WEDO is passionately dedicated and committed to elevating the following six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help make the world a better place:

 

Who Should Attend? Everyone interested in making a positive impact for women in business worldwide by joining an inspiring and powerful collective of WEDO 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.


   


Amir Dossal
Co-Founder/President Global Partnerships Forum & Former Executive Director United Nations Office for Partnerships
Ben Davey
CEO Barclays Ventures
Carol Massar
Co-Anchor of Bloomberg Businessweek on Bloomberg Television and Radio
Danielle Wiley
Founder/CEO Sway Group
Deborah Gibbins
COO/CFO Mary Kay Inc., Board Member Bush Brothers & Company, Finance Senior Vice President - Revenue Management PepsiCo-Frito Lay.
Falon Fatemi
Founder/CEO NODE.io, Business Development Firespotter Labs & Youngest employee hired by GOOGLE - Global Expansion.
Francine LeFrak
Founder/Visionary Same Sky, Chair Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board & Founder LeFrak Productions.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Chairman VaynerX & CEO VaynerMedia which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow!
H.E. Penelope Beckles, MP
Chairwoman, UN Women & Trinidad/Tobago United Nations Ambassador
H.E. Satya Tripathi
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General , Head of New York Office at UN Environment. & Chairman SIFF
Her Excellency Inga Rhonda King
Seventy-Fourth President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) United Nations
Her Highness Princess Märtha Louise. The Royal House of Norway (Political Pioneer Award 2018)
Author & Chair Princess Märtha Louise's Fund to benefit disabled children.
James P. O’Neill
43rd Police Commissioner of the City of New York
Jenny Drezin
Fulbright Scholar/Co-Founder SIDEKIX, an urban exploration AI platform driving foot traffic to brick and mortar businesses
Jenny Fleiss
CEO/Co-Founder JetBlack & Co-Founder Rent the Runway
Julia Jackson
Founder Grounded & Proprietor (2nd Generation) Jackson Family Wines.
Keith Agoada
CEO/Co-Founder Producers Market
Larry O’ Connor
CEO/Founder OWC www.owc.com
Lauren Young
Wealth Editor, World Work & Sustainability REUTERS & WINS 1221 Co-Chair McGraw-Hill.
Leah Busque Solivan
General Partner Fuel Capital & Founder TaskRabbit, Board Trustee Sweet Briar College, Advisor Zently & Advisor Monica + Andy.
Lela Goren
Founder of Lela Goren Group
Mara Gordon
Founder Aunt Zelda's™, The Oil Plant, Founding Board Member Zelda Therapeutics & Calla Spring Wellness, NETFLIX Star WEED THE PEOPLE.
Meltem Demirors
Founder of Shiny Pony Ventures, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, and Advisor at MIT Media Lab
Patty Baker
Philanthropist, Broadway Producer, Founder Baker Scholars, Board Member Hunter College Foundation (Baker Theater Building), New York Public Theater, Naples Players, Baker Art Museum & Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Rachel Gerrol
Co-Founder/Curator Nexus Global Youth Summit, Advisory Board Member Women's Entrepreneurship Day
Sarah Watson
ChairWoman, Global and Chief Strategy Officer Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY 
Stephanie Newby
CEO Proseeder Technologies, Founder Golden Seeds, an early-stage investment firm for women-led companies & Former CEO Crimson Hexagon
Sue Fennessy
Founder/CEO WeAre8
Tosca Musk
CEO/Founder PassionFlix Inc, Owner Musk Entertainment & Board Member Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Valentine Rugwabiza
Permanent Representative to the United Nations & Member of Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda
Wendy Diamond
Founder/CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc. & Founder LDP Ventures
Yuki He
Founder/CEO LiveMe, Fastest-Growing Independent Live Broadcasting App - 70M Users Globally!



NOVEMBER 15 – 16, 2019 IN NEW YORK CITY!

We hope you will join us and rally your colleagues, family, and friends to celebrate this monumental movement to empower women in business! WE WELCOME DIVERSITY! All Races, 

All Genders, All LGBT, All Classes, All Ages- So Become A Member and Join Us!

 


 

United Nations Delegates Dining Room, New York City

Can’t make it? We are being celebrated in 144 countries! Click Here to meet the teams around the world!

 

Flying to NYC for WED 2019 at the UN is a breeze! There are flights daily to and from three major international airports: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

 

New York City is known for its spectacular hotels with panorama views of the city skyline, featuring architectural and historic iconic buildings. Book in advance, for any budget, and to get the best deals.



 




Be a part of the WED movement to EMPOWER, SUPPORT & CELEBRATE women in business and uplift girls by attending Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!