The Distinguished WEDO Fellows Accelerator is a global program which promotes women entrepreneurs and innovators who are pioneers in their fields of excellence. Women in this extraordinary network represent diverse cultures, experience, and expertise while achieving great strides in the world as entrepreneurs and business leaders.

From the innovative Silicon Valley in the United States to Bengaluru, India, one thing we’ve never taken a serious look at is the nature of women as game-changers and agents of change in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since we can remember during the Industrial Revolution, women have been the silent shadow leaders, strengthening corporations at the expense of individual empowerment, yet have not created the one thing that could be an exponential game changer – gender equality in the Entrepreneurial Sphere.

The WEDO Fellows is a bold experiment to rethink and redesign the nature of this paradigm and re-invent entrepreneurship from the ground up. We must have women lead the way. Our Fellows are a small group of game-changers and trailblazers that think and act bravely.


Meet our current 2016 Distinguished Fellows

Kunal Sood
Chairperson of the WED Fellows Accelerator
Kunal is deeply passionate about transforming the lives of a billion people in the world using technological innovation along with the power of storytelling. From working with underserved populations in the slums of Mumbai to collaborating with the United Nations and Rotary International’s End Polio Campaign, Kunal has an unwavering ... Read more
Carolina Pina
Carolina is a passionate advocate for social and high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. After earning her MBA from Rice University, she returned to Miami to join Commerce Bank as Corporate Banking Officer. In 2007, she joined Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to head its satellite operation in Miami. As ... Read more
Cosima Gretton
Cosima is the founding director of AXNS Collective, a science communication company bringing artists and scientists together, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Arts Council. After graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in Experimental Psychology, she studied medicine on the fast track program at King’s College ... Read more
Shaherose Charania
Shaherose is the CEO and Co-Founder of Women 2.0. She began her career working at various startups in Silicon Valley as the lead for Product Management, Design and Marketing at Ribbit (British Telecom), Talenthouse and JAJAH (sold to Telefonica/O2). She is an active advisor to early stage technology startups through ... Read more
Kamila Staryga
Kamilla Graduated from University of Cambridge and Singularity University. Product Manager at Google in Mountain View. Part of the founding team of Campus London. Start up mentor, advisor and Seedcamp and Startup Weekend judge. Launched with Polish President a program for bringing Polish start ups to Silicon Valley. TEDx speaker. ... Read more
Taira Soo
As Founder/Creative Director of Soopergirl, Taira is a designer with a strong passion to empower young girls to embrace who they are and express themselves. Having immigrated from Bangkok, Thailand to the states at a very young age, Taira found solace in the arts. After a career as a professional dancer, she took a leap of faith ... Read more
Julielynn Wong
Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, is a Harvard-educated, award-winning social entrepreneur, physician, innovator, educator, and journalist. Dr. Wong trained in public health and preventive medicine and serves as an academic lecturer. She worked at the Skoll Global Threats Fund to build “Flu Near You,” the world’s largest crowd-sourced flu tracking and ... Read more
Laura Muranaka
Laura Muranaka, age 28, hails from Bainbridge Island, WA, and draws inspiration from stories, particularly stories that educate and ignite new ideas. Laura studied business and literature, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, went on to law school, and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Flourishin is her initiative using ... Read more


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