Partnership Program

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. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a movement that carries throughout the year in support of female entrepreneurs globally. 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 around the world.

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 19th. 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 these media links that covered our initiative, Forbes and Marie Claire.  Watch this video celebrating the WED events around the world – ClickHere!

By supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, you will join us with bringing awareness to the 250 million girls living in poverty globally that deserve to be elevated and given a chance in life, while simultaneously inspiring and empowering women around the world.

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 18th, 2016.

“ONE DAY TO CELEBRATE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WORLDWIDE.”

Major Fortune 500 companies and various female company founders, CEO’s, Creatives, and business leaders who championed this day on 2015 included: Sandy Lerner (Co-Founder Cisco Systems/Founder Urban Decay), Gertrude H.Mutharika  (First Lady of Malawi), Elizabeth Scharpf (She Innovates), Arif Nagvi (The Abraaj Group), Quvenzhané Wallis (Actress), Mama Sarah Obama (President Obama’s Grandmother), Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud (Alfa Intl./Harvey Nichols), Peggy Wallace (Golden Seeds), Hayley Barna (Birchbox founder), Wendy Luhabe (Bridging the Gap), Princess Hanadi al Thani (Qatar Amwall), Carol Sawdye (Vice Chair PwC Icona Pop (Grammy Artists), Lynn Tilton (Patriarch Partners), Loreen Arbus (Philanthropist) and Marcia Dyson (Women’s Global Initiative).

We have a student ambassador global initiative in full swing with top colleges engaged including Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Babson and University of Oxford, and a global team of Ambassadors from Rwanda to Myanmar primed to activate their communities with the WED movement.

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 30th, 2016. 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 2016 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 for women led businesses and causes! The following are the various ways in which we hope your organization will become involved:

  • Promote WED! Governor Cuomo’s office is proclaiming Women’s Entrepreneurship Day an official day! 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 an event with your organization in support of WED
  • 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 18th, we are offering a discounted rate. Please email ambassador@womenseday.org with any questions and see the attached information for more details about Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

We hope you will join us in empowering women and girls on November 18, 2016 at the United Nations and on Wednesday November 30th, 2016 around the world through our #ChooseWomen campaign!

Fill Out The Women's Entrepreneurship Day Partnership Agreement: