Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2017

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November 17, 2017 Friday from 07:30 AM to 08:30 PM (EST)
United Nations 46th Street and 1st Avenue NY

About Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2017


We would be honored for you to become a member to attend our annual summit to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO)! WE are a grassroots mission to alleviate poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide.

Why Join?

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 Join? 

Join our membership of 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!


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


United Nations, New York City. You can't make it? We are being celebrated in 144 countries!  Click Here to meet the WEDO 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! 

Distinguished Speakers Include:

Ms. Bobbi Brown (CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)
Ms. Sonia Gardner (President, Managing Partner & Co-Founder Avenue Capital Group,Global Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Finance,  Board of TrusteesMount Sinai Medical Center)
Ms. Andrea Kerzner (Director Kerzner International, Founder Lalela Foundation)
Ms. Loreen Arbus (President/Founder of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., & The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation)
Ms. Rebecca Jarvis (Chief Business & Economics Correspondent at ABC News)
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. Mindy Grossman (CEO of Weight Watchers, Formerly HSN Inc, Board of Directors UNICEF)
Ms. Kate Rogers (CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter)
Ms. Dottie Herman (President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman)
Ms. Jesse Draper (Founder Halogen Ventures)
Ms. Galia Benartzi (Co-Founder Bancor Protocol)
Ms. Cindy Whitehead (Founder & CEO of The Pink Ceiling
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…


New York City November 17th, 2017

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 - 9:35 am  Empowering Women in Business Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
9:40am - 10:10 The Future of Blockchain: It Starts with Women
10:15am - 10:40am Intrapreneurship: The Path to Success 
10:45 - 10:55 Break
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 - 2:50pm WEDO Inspirational Fellows Around the World
2:55pm - 3:00pm #ChooseWomen Announcement, Closing Remarks

6:30pm – 8:30pm Closing Reception 


New York City - November 18th, 2017

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

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! 

See you at

United Nations

United Nations 46th Street and 1st Avenue New York NY United States 10017

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About the Organizer

Wendy Diamond

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) was founded in 2013 to support, celebrate and empower women in business to alleviate poverty.. Founded by social entrepreneur, best-selling author, and animal advocate Wendy Diamond (www.animalfair.com/about).

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