Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2017

November 17th, 2017
United Nations

Amir Dossal. Founder & Chairman of Global Partnerships Forum, Former Director of U.N. Office of Partnerships

Baroness Sandip Verma. Under Secretary of State for International Development

Cindy Whitehead – Founder & CEO of The Pink Ceiling

Jesse Draper – Founding Partner at Halogen Ventures

Kate Rogers. Reporter on CNBC

Katia Cerwin – Co-Creator of Programa Valentina

Kunal Sood. Executive Producer and Curator at TEDxUNPlaza

Mindy Grossman. CEO of HSNi

Randi Zuckerberg. Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media

Suzanne Lerner – President of Michael Stars

Wendy Diamond. Founder/ CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

About The Event


This year we will be celebrating our event in New York City at the United Nations on Friday, November 17th.
The WED 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. In addition to our mission of empowerment, we are committed to gathering a think tank of inspiring women leaders who can amplify our message of expanding businesses with social-good initiatives 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. We are celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities and colleges internationally. We are committed to creating a movement to amplify our message of expanding women in business in communities around the world.

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!

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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!


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).

Please view these media links that covered our initiative, FORBES: Best Way to Save the World: Put Women In ChargeFOX NEWS: Beyond the Dream: Women Helping Women CNBC: Nightly Business Report and Marie Claire. Here’s the video showing the WED events around the world! 

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!

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!

2017 Agenda

Event: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Date: November 17, 2017
Location: United Nations, New York City, U.S.

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

8:05am – 8:40am Breakfast and Spiritual Meditation Session

8:45am- 9:10am Welcoming Remarks

 9:15am – 9:35am The Future of Blockchain: It Starts with Women

 9:40 – 10:10 WED Inspirational Fellows Around the World

 10:15am – 10:45am Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today

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

11:50am – 12:10pm Inspiring the Next Generation: Taking Tips from Parents of Successful Entrepreneurs

12:15pm – 1:40pm Lunch/ Women’s Entrepreneurship Pioneer Awards – Delegates Dining Room

1:45pm – 2:15pm Understanding Health Business through the Lens of Women in Biotechnology and Life Science

2:20pm – 2:50pm Financial Inclusion: Funding Female Entrepreneurs

2:55pm – 3:00pm #ChooseWOMEN Announcement, Closing Remarks

6:30pm – 8:30pm Closing Reception – Location Disclosed All Guests Welcome

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 17th, 2017 Women's Entrepreneurship Day @ United Nations