Women’s Entrepreneurship Day United Nations!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day United Nations!

Women’s Entre-preneurship Day 2018 Summit #WED2018 was celebrated at the United Nations with Founder/CEO Wendy Diamond leading a distinguished group of honorees, guests, and speakers in celebrating women in business globally.

The impacting and inspirational international event was observed and live streamed in 144 countries and 110 universities worldwide.

The event was live streamed in 144 countries

The WED grassroots movement ignites a network of 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 initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide.

The goal is 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 goal is to collaborate and find solutions to empower women in business

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Summit 2018

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Founder/CEO Wendy Diamond welcomed supportive participants of the summit included We are excited to announce these inspirational people are confirmed to join #WED2018 this year including: Her Excellency Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza (Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Member of Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda), Flaviana Matata (Supermodel and Founder Flaviana Matata Foundation), Gary Vaynerchuk (Chairman VaynerX & CEO VaynerMedia which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow!), Dottie Herman (Founder Douglass Elliman), Hanna Jaff (MADE IN MEXICO Netflix Actress & Founder Jaff Foundation for Education), Keith Agoada (CEO/Co-Founder Producers Market),Diego Favarolo (Chairman/CEO Space Ai Inc, Founder Bumeran.com), James O’Neill (New York City Police Commissioner), Emma Channing (CEO & General Counsel Satis Group – The Premier ICO Advisory Firm), Latisha Taylor (CEO/Founder Health Measured.net), Adi Eckhouse (Cofounder & CEO Realface, the Creators of facial recognition on your iPhone!), and many more.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Awards honor women of excellence in their given industry.

The year’s recipients include: Fashion – Pioneer Award – Anna Sui (International Fashion Designer), Political Pioneer Award – Her Royal Highness Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, Philanthropy Pioneer Award – Shari Staglin (CEO Staglin Family Vineyard & Co-Founder One Mind who has raised and donated over $1 BILLION for charity), Culinary Pioneer Award – Kathleen King (Founder Tate’s Bake Shop Sold to OREO giant Mondelez International for a yummy $500 million!), Financial Pioneer Award – Eileen Murray (Co-CEO Bridgewater Associates, The world’s largest hedge fund),  Technology Pioneer Award – Shelley Zalis (Founder OTX Global Technology Consulting Firm, CEO/Founder The Female Quotient),  Beauty Pioneer Award – Shannon Dellimore (Creative Director & Co-Founder GLAMGLOW), and Civic Pioneer Award – Mary Ann Thomson Frenk (President/Co-Founder Memnosyne Foundation & The John Philip Thompson Foundation).

WED sponsored 75 students from Restart Academy, The Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, NYU, Columbia Business School, Rutgers and Fordham. Their presence represents WED’s commitment to inspiring and uplifting the next generation of young women to become strong global leaders. This year we hosted a live auction, which generated funds to provide 1000 microloans ($100,000 raised) to benefit impoverished women, which will support and sustain the community wellbeing of women entrepreneurs around the world.

$200,000 was raised

The closing reception was at Gospel House, the honorees, speakers, and special guests mingled, karoked, & danced to an eclectic musical playlist in this theatrical dining experience.

The festivities continued the following Saturday November 17th, for WED’s Second Annual “Women’s Health & Wellness Day”, celebrating the hard-working female body with a fun-filled day of fitness classes, educational talks, and experiences provided by female small business owners. Organized by chairwoman, Alessa Caridi, the day – which was hosted by LULU Lemon/HUB Seventeen and transformed into a venerable market providing massages, cryotherapy treatments, tea tastings, and essential oils and digestive health information with PRICELESS experience with panels and fitness classes.

About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will be celebrated globally on November 19th, 2018, and is the world’s largest grassroots movement and mission dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide. WED encourages four billion women worldwide to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, with the goal of bringing hope alleviating poverty.


WED will launch the #ChooseWOMEN initiative on November 28th, 2018, a global social media initiative inspiring women and men to pledge their support to women in business.

About Wendy Diamond

Diamond is a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, founder of Animal Fair Media and an Ellis Island Honor Society recipient. She was inspired to launch WED in 2013 after volunteering in Honduras with the Adelante Foundation, an organization that provides microcredit to locally impoverished women. Recognizing the fact that women perform 66% of the world’s work, yet only earn 10% of the world’s income and at the same time, women account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending, Diamond was inspired to create a simplified movement in the world to empower women in business to alleviate poverty.

Thank You WED 2018 Partners

Walmart, Estee Lauder, Nuveen, Amazon, Point 72, Hint Water, America Matters, Producers Market, MunichRE, Loreen Arbus Foundation, UBS, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS FORUM, UN Women of Peace Association, New York State of Opportunities, and GOSPEL House.


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