Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and #ChooseWOMEN were founded to empower women and inspire girls in business globally. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. Our mission is to alleviate poverty by empowering, celebrating, and supporting women in business worldwide, as well as to gather a think tank of inspiring women leaders who can amplify our message of expanding women in business in communities throughout the year.
With a variety of days dedicated to various causes, one might ask – Why does the world need ChooseWOMEN/Women’s Entrepreneurship Day? Consider then, that women perform 66% of the world’s work, yet earn 10% of the world’s income. At the same time, they account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is generating 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. We are celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities and colleges internationally. Our 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. We are committed to creating a movement to amplify our message of expanding women in business in communities around the world.
We are proud to share that New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s Mayor Bill De Blasio proclaimed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day an official day on November 19.
Our student ambassador global initiative is in full swing; engaged top colleges include New York University, Harvard, Babson, USC and Clarkson. Our global team of ambassadors from China to Saudi Arabia stand primed to activate their communities with the WED movement and #ChooseWomen to make a significant impact this year!
WED received massive global media attention before, during, and after the inaugural launch on November 19th, 2014 around the world. Please view the global media attention our initiative received including, MERCEDES: The Power of Female Entrepreneurship, FORBES: Best Way to Save the World: Put Women In Charge, FOX NEWS: Beyond the Dream: Women Helping Women. Here’s the video showing the WED events around the world!
“WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY IS EVERYDAY! CELEBRATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER WOMEN IN BUSINESS WORLDWIDE!” – Wendy Diamond, Founder
From the innovative Silicon Valley in the United States to Bangalore in 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 WED 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.
We are looking for incredible women to serve as full-time, part-time, and/or seasoned entrepreneurs to serve in advisory capacities. Do any of the following apply to you? You are:
- Excited about collaborating with brilliant minds and powerful women and a few good men in an ecosystem of top-notch government leaders, entrepreneurs, creators, investors?
- Looking to co-found a venture for success?
- Ready to tackle challenges that matter to you and creating a positive world for men and women with Wendy Diamond Founder and Humanitarian of WED?
- Interested in being mentored by Annette Richardson and Kunal Sood (Chairs of WED Fellows) in leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship?
- Currently slammed, but curious about what we’re up to and want occasional updates?
Join and celebrate WED by becoming a Fellow! WED Fellows are innovative thinkers and most importantly will be a part of this great movement to empower women in business to alleviate poverty.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the greatest movement in history to Empower, Celebrate and Support Women in Business to alleviate poverty worldwide! We ask all Fellows to complete the following questionnaire (see below) to be considered.