Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

November 18th, 2016
United Nations

Presented by

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

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Many More To Be Confirmed Shortly…

About The Event

Intro:

As November 19th falls on a Saturday, we will be celebrating our event in New York City at the United Nations on Friday, November 18th. 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 gathering a think tank of inspiring women leaders who can amplify our message of expanding women in business in communities around the world.

Please view our 2015 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Event: Click Here

Why Attend?

With a variety of days dedicated to various causes, one might ask – Why does the world need a 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 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. The flagship UN event is live-streamed and celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities and colleges celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day internationally reaching over 1.4 million people.

WED is a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with some of the most distinguished entrepreneurs and Rub shoulders with our influential audience, including 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 Representatives of Major Media Outlets!

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a great occasion to make life-changing connections, participate in the largest celebration for women in business, learn from the greatest, brightest and most kind-hearted minds and be a part of a larger discussion to empower women!

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who loves to support and celebrate extraordinary women leaders and establish a global support network should join us! Whether you just graduated college or you have a passion for making a difference in the world you should be a part of this movement!

Do you empower women and inspire girls? Do you support women-led or owned business? If you answered YES to either of those questions, then you should definitely attend Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! It’s a magnificent opportunity for both men and women to get inspired and celebrate the wonderful world of entrepreneurship.

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Venue:

Just like previous years, this year’s New York City Women’s Entrepreneurship Day will be taking place at “ultimate global address”. The iconic United Nations Plaza, located riverside at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

Not in the City that Never Sleeps? No worries! Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Event will be livestreamed worldwide! Also, there will be WED events all over the world brought to you by our wonderful hand-selected Ambassadors.

Check here to learn about our Global Ambassadors representing 144 countries and here for our Student Ambassadors representing 110 colleges and universities around the world!

Travel:

NYC has several flights a day to 3 major international airports: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). To make sure you have a smooth ride to and from the United Nations on November 18th we would like to offer you two free rides with VIA. Download the app here and use promo code (Offered by our founder, Wendy Diamond) wendy5m5 to redeem this special offer!

We hope you will join us and invite your co-workers, family and friends to celebrate! Funds raised from this day and our Pioneer Award Luncheon support our mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide!

2016 Agenda

7:30am- 8:00am Check- in and Registration

8:05am- 8:40am Breakfast and Spiritual Meditation Session with Donna D’Cruz

8:45am- 9:10am Welcoming Remarks

 9:15am-9:35am WED the People: Government and United Nations Policies and Programs to Support Female Economic Empowerment

 9:40am- 10:10amAn Introduction To The Fabulous Fellows

 10:15am- 10:45am Female Friendly Fintech: Empowering Platforms for
Women Entrepreneurs

10:50am- 11:00am Break Stretch – Social Time – Coffee – Bathroom Break

11:05am- 11:35am Women Innovators: Why Diversity Matters!

11:40am- 12:10pm  Get Funded! Challenges and Solutions For Women in Business

12:15pm- 1:40pm Lunch/ Women’s Entrepreneurship Pioneer Awards

1:45pm- 2:15pm Social Entrepreneurship: Supporting Women and Bringing Awareness to Their Fight

2:20pm- 2:50pm Investing Smart: Raising the Bar on Impact Investing

2:55pm- 3:00pm #ChooseWOMEN announcement, Closing Remarks

6:00pm- 8:00pm Closing Reception – Location Disclosed All Guests Welcome

“Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – Worth Your Time and Money” – Entrepreneur Magazine

 

“Encouraging A Gender Lens- Women’s Entrepreneurs Get Their ‘Day'”- Forbes

 

“A day packed with girl power, practical advice, and a killer soundtrack” – Marie Claire

Watch The 2014 Highlight Reel Here

Watch The 2015 Women's Entrepreneurship - United Nations Event Here

2015 - Morning Session

2015 - Pioneer Award Luncheon

2015 - Afternoon Session

Join Us November 18th, 2016 Women's Entrepreneurship Day @ United Nations