Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and #ChooseWOMEN were founded to empower women and inspire girls in business globally. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a movement that ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. We would be honored to have you join us in our grassroots mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide!
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.
We have rallied the most distinguished supporters including: HRH Crown Princess Katherine (Crown Princess of Serbia, Philanthropist & Patron of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization), Mr. Peter H. Diamandis (Founder of Xprize and Singularity University), Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud (Alfa Intl./Harvey Nichols), Mr. Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist and Craig Connects),Ms.Baroness Sandip Verma (Member of the House of Lords, Under Secretary of State for International Development British Government, and ActionAid UK’s Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls), Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Actress, International Model and Guinness World Record Master Yoga Instructor), Ms. Andrea Jung (CEO of Grameen America, Former CEO of Avon and Board of Directors of Apple, Daimler AG and General Electric), Ms. Kay Koplovitz (Founder of USA Networks, The Syfy Channel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund, Board of Directors of CATechnologies, ION media and Time Inc.), Ms. Sandra Lee (Philanthropist, Author, TV Personality & Editor In Chief of Sandra Lee Magazine), Ms. Bobbi Rebell (Author How to be a Financial Grownup, Reuters Money Columnist, Chief Television Correspondent & Anchor, Business Video Thompson Reuters), Ms. Randi Zuckerberg (Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, host of DotComplicated on SIRIUSXM Business Radio and New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated and DOT!), Ms. Joan Hornig (Founder of Joan Hornig Jewelry), Mr. Anthony Scaramucci (Founder Skybridge Capital), Ms. Mindy Grossman (CEO Weight Watchers, Former CEO HSN, Board of Directors UNICEF, National Retail Federation), Ms. Kate Rogers (CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Reporter), Ms. Yue-Sai Kan (Emmy Award Winning TV personality, Founder Yue-Sai CWED 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!
Our student ambassador global initiative is in full swing; engaged with top colleges including 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!
We would love for your organization to be a founding partner of the monumental launch of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) around the world! WED is a growing movement celebrated by both women and men.
WED will elevate women and girls worldwide on the third version of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Our event will be celebrated at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, November 17th, 2017.
“WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY IS EVERYDAY! CELEBRATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER WOMEN IN BUSINESS WORLDWIDE!” – Wendy Diamond, Founder
Our mission is to engage women and men globally to pledge their support with a women owned business through our pledge to support a business woman in their community with Talent, Time, or Treasure.
We have also launched the #ChooseWomen social media campaign to be on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving annually which will be November 29th, 2017. This campaign encourages everyone to support women owned businesses and causes that will inspire millions just like Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday. A major aspect of the WED initiative and our Ambassadors will be to engage women and men globally to make the “ChooseWomen Pledge”!
Global participants from Cambodia to California will be encouraged to inspire women entrepreneurs to support their community by offering a vote of Talent, Time, or Treasure! Our goal for 2017 is to have one million pledges worldwide, connecting women with resources they require to grow and prosper, while also building a network of truly inspirational and motivated individuals.
We welcome you to team up with us to raise awareness and support women led businesses and causes! The following are the various ways in which we strive your organization will become involved:
- Promote WED! Please join us in supporting women owned/led businesses around the world; #ChooseWomen, celebrate on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. This initiative will drive millions in awareness and funds to women-owned businesses, just like Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday.
- Organize events with your organization in support of WED. In addition to the event that will hold a live streaming of the United Nation’s WED event on November 17, 2017.
- Suggest potential speakers or invitees in your network!
If you are interested in the described opportunity above, we invite you to complete the following Organization Questionnaire and Partnership Agreement (see below) Also, if you know of any women or organization that would love to be an ambassador and champion Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, please send us the candidate’s full name, company or foundation name, and their contact information.
If you agree to be a part of the WED Partnership program and are interested in attending the WED event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on November 17th, we are offering a discounted rate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and see the attached information for more details about Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
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 applying partners to complete the following questionnaire (see below) to be considered.