The Fifth Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit will convene at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, November 15th, followed by Health and Fitness Day at the Mercedes Club on Saturday November 16th.
The WED Summit ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. The movement accelerates and educates the world on the importance of why it is pivotal to empower women in business globally. WED convenes business leaders, change makers, government officials and civil society to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship ecosystems, education and policy creation to empower women in business. WED 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.
The summit will feature a range of well known and influential speakers including:
Grammy Award-Winning Musical Artist Missy Elliott
Founder TaskRabbit (recently sold to IKEA) & General Partner Fuel Ventures Leah Solivan
Global Entertainer (25+ Million Followers) Hannah Stocking
Fashion Pioneer/Designer Norma Kamali
Falon Roz Fatemi, Founder Node.io (youngest Google hire ever, raised $36 Million from investors including Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban)
Founder/CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN Wendy Diamond
Her Excellency Penelope Beckles – Chair UN Women & Ambassador Trinidad/Tobago
Those interested in making a positive impact for women in business worldwide are invited to attend either or both days of the Summit by becoming a member of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization. To join, visit this link..
This year’s summit will introduce a series of exciting new initiatives to help empower women. WEDO will unveil details on the #ChooseWOMEN initiative, which launches December 4th, 2019. In partnership with Bartle Bogle Hegarty this will be a grassroots social media movement inspiring women and men to pledge their support to #ChooseWOMEN in business.
Also at the summit, WEDO will reveal that it is providing 1,000 impoverished women with microloans to start their own entrepreneurial endeavor – providing a hand-up, not a handout. In addition WEDO will share information on expanded initiatives in Asia/Australia (Pakistan, China & Indonesia) and the Middle East (Yemen and Morocco).
“Historically, women worldwide have been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated. We are dedicated, determined and driven to change this global imbalance,” said Wendy Diamond, Founder of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization. “Therefore, beginning Nov 15th we will convene business leaders, government officials and civil society at the United Nations and around the world in 144 countries & 100 Universities to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship ecosystems, education and policy creation to empower women in business worldwide.”
The Summit on Nov. 15th will take place from 10 am to 3 pm at the Delegates Dining Room in the iconic United Nations headquarters building in Manhattan, followed by a closing reception.
Health and Fitness Day will take place at the Mercedes Club from 12 pm to 6 pm on Saturday November 16th. Health and Fitness Day, will celebrate the hard-working female body with a day filled with fun fitness classes, educational talks, and experiences all provided by female business owners. The day will kick off with a Rockette kickline taught by past NYC Rockette, Erin Monteleone.
The day will also include the rock out workout POUND, taught by founder Kirsten Potenza and face yoga taught by Koko Hayashi as seen on Keeping Up Tith the Kardashians. The day will also include Body & Boxing, Flow Yoga, Cardio Jump Rope, and will finish with meditation lead by Donna D’Cruz. Throughout the day, in the gym space, vendors will provide workplace body adjustments to solve the sitting is the new smoking epidemic by JōbuFIT, massages, hair braids built for fitness classes, healthy snacks, and essential oils and digestive health information.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is officially recognized on November 19th, as proclaimed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. The U.S. House of Representatives annually recognizes the WEDO movement on November 19th as “A Day in Honor of Women Entrepreneurs” under the leadership of Congresswoman Grace Meng.