The Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) convened at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City on Saturday, November 19, 2022. November 19 was the official internationally proclaimed day. The summit was presented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO), a non-governmental volunteer organization with a mission to economically empower women and to alleviate poverty worldwide.
WEDO ignites a network of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities around the world. In order to achieve this ambitious goal, WEDO builds and catalyzes vital networks of like-minded individuals and organizations that women business leaders need to realize their full potential and change the world.
“Historically, women worldwide have been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated. We are dedicated, determined and driven to change this global imbalance,” states Wendy Diamond, Founder of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization.
“Through this summit, we explored innovative ways to economically empower women. By elevating women financially, their communities, states, and countries will prosper. Not only will they prosper, but we will be creating the blueprint for eradicating poverty worldwide,” Diamond explains.
WEDO – Women Entrepreneurs DO Make A DIFFERENCE!
Summit Highlights Included:
- The positive impact of The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) around the world, with a focus on recent impact in the Ukraine.
- An announcement of the funding of 1000 impoverished women with microloans to start their own entrepreneurial endeavor – providing a HAND UP, not a hand out – in partnership with Opportunity International.
The #WEDO2022 Summit included a panel of impact entrepreneurs. The future of Social Impact Technology is undoubtedly female. Women leaders play an integral role in leveraging technology to solve the most complex global issues including the impact of climate change, health disparities and human rights. As a result, these innovators and change makers shepherd lasting change that benefits populations around the world, and inspire future generations of women and girls to enter an industry of ever-growing importance.
Indu Navar, Entrepreneur, Board Member of Peter Cohen Foundation 105(3)(c) functioning as EverythingALS.org, previously founding team of Heatheon, WebMD and founder of Serus; is focused on building citizen driven research with open innovation platform for neurodegenerative diseases starting with ALS.
“We keep thinking that we understand more science and biology, but we all know that if you don’t know how to measure it properly, it’s really hard to prove something.”
Shelley Taylor, Founder of trellyz, humanitarian and public sector supply chain software, creator of RefAid, serial founder, creator of web user interface language, Silicon Valley veteran and social impact pioneer.
“Women need to realize we have to eat what we kill, to create companies that don’t depend on outside capital since only a small percentage of women have access to that capital. Fortunately, women are particularly creative at building purpose driven companies solving real world problems.”
Bridgette R McCullough, PhD, MSL, IRB. Founder/CEO of ACIRAH, PBC, Digital Health, Wellness Platform, that discovers, recruit Black American Women to Clinical Trials and Disease Screenings to improve health outcomes for all Black American Women
“I am in service of Life.”
Phylencia Taylor, Social Impact Change Agent, PolyCultural Marketer, Head of Marketing and Communications, APDS (An Ed Tech Public Benefit and B Corporation in Corrections Reform).
“We have to change mass incarceration and warehousing as a norm and decide to leverage education technology for all from Day 1, across US Correctional Facilities. The justice-impacted need education and pathways to earn a living wage career upon re-entry to society.”
Danielle Morris, Outcome-Driven Change Agent who harnesses the power of public-private partnerships to create greater health equity and social impact, both globally and domestically.
“Women leaders play an integral role in leveraging technology to solve the most complex global issues including the impact of climate change, health disparities and human rights. As a result, these innovators and change makers shepherd lasting change that benefits populations around the world and inspires future generations of women and girls to enter an industry of ever-growing importance.”
WEDO is sponsoring disadvantaged female students to attend #WEDO2022 at the United Nations. WEDO supports Restart Academy, which provides educational services for 13–21 year old students in transitional settings, including juvenile justice, substance use treatment, mental/behavioral health treatment, hospitals, social services agencies, and other temporary or involuntary settings.
2022 WEDO Partners include: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Prasaga Labs, Ava Labs, UBS, Rosie Labs, OWC (Other World Computing) Perkins Coie, and Kirsh Foundation.
About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN is a 501c3 all-volunteer grassroots movement that carries throughout the year in support of women economically globally. WEDO ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. WEDO is celebrated in 144 countries, 65 universities/ colleges internationally and the United Nations. The WEDO mission is to empower the 4 billion women and girls worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift the 388 million who live in poverty. When women are elevated financially, families, communities, states, and countries prosper, this builds a global blueprint that will alleviate and eradicate poverty.
Join Our Social Impact Campaign on November 30, 2022 and CELEBRATE, EMPOWER, AND SUPPORT WOMEN IN BUSINESS TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY. WEDO has proclaimed the Wednesday after Thanksgiving to be dedicated to Women in Business! This grassroots social media movement that inspires women and men to pledge their support to #ChooseWOMEN in business.
Our mission is to Empower, Celebrate & Support Women in business worldwide to alleviate poverty!
Cassandra Weller, EverythingALS, 1 855-462-7958, Cassandra@asylumpr.com