Are you ready to make a difference? It’s time to #JOINWEDO, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) – a global movement dedicated to celebrating, supporting, and empowering women in business. We believe that the world becomes a better place when women entrepreneurs thrive. With Women’s Entrepreneurship Day officially proclaimed on November 19, we invite you to support and empower women in business on that day and every day. Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive and equal business landscape!
1. Learn About the Origins
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) was founded by Wendy Diamond in 2013. Its inception was a part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO), a non-governmental organization that aims to empower women entrepreneurs globally. This day has grown from a small-scale event into a global movement to celebrate, support, and empower women in business. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is not just a day on the calendar; it’s a powerful force for change. WEDO’s commitment to advancing gender equality in business and society has profoundly impacted countless women entrepreneurs worldwide. It has created a platform for women to share their stories, inspire others, and drive change in the business landscape.
2. Attend WEDO Events
One of the most impactful ways to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is by attending events organized in your area. These events typically feature prominent women entrepreneurs, business leaders, and motivational speakers who share their insights and experiences. Additionally, consider creating your own Women’s Entrepreneurship Day event or gathering where you can invite local women entrepreneurs to share their stories and insights. This can be a fantastic way to support and empower women who aspire to become entrepreneurs in your community. The impact of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day extends beyond a single day. It’s a catalyst for change, an opportunity to learn, connect, and inspire. By celebrating, learning about the origins, and participating in events, you contribute to the global movement to empower and uplift women in business. Together, we can make a significant difference in the entrepreneurial landscape, supporting women as they shape the future of business.
3. Support Women-Owned Businesses
On Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, make a conscious effort to support women-owned businesses. Shop at female-owned stores, dine at women-run restaurants or invest in products and services offered by women entrepreneurs.
4. Mentorship and Networking
Consider offering your expertise as a mentor to aspiring women entrepreneurs. Networking with other women in business can provide valuable support and connections for those just starting their entrepreneurial journey.
5. Share Inspiring Stories
Use social media and other platforms to share success stories of women entrepreneurs who have significantly impacted their industries. Highlight their achievements and the challenges they’ve overcome.
6. Educational Workshops
Participate in or organize educational workshops focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship, such as business planning, marketing, and financial management. These workshops can empower aspiring women entrepreneurs with essential knowledge.
7. Support Female-Led Nonprofits
Many organizations supporting women in business can benefit from donations or volunteers. Find a nonprofit aligned with your interests and contribute to their cause.
8. Encourage Young Women
Inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs by visiting schools or colleges and sharing your experiences. Encourage young women to explore entrepreneurship and pursue their dreams.
9. Create a Business Showcase
Host a showcase of local women-owned businesses. This can be an excellent platform for female entrepreneurs to display their products or services and gain visibility in the community.
10. Advocate for Equal Opportunities
Use this day to raise awareness about the importance of equal opportunities for women in the business world. Advocate for policies that promote gender equality and support women in entrepreneurship.
Your involvement is crucial to our success. By supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, you’re not just celebrating a day but contributing to a brighter future for women in business. Together, we can break barriers, shatter ceilings, and uplift aspiring women entrepreneurs worldwide. Join the movement, inspire change, and let’s make every day Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Find us here.