Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

#WEDO2014 In-Person / Virtual Summit

On November 19th, 2014, at the United Nations Delegate Dining Room in New York City, we celebrated our internationally recognized day, proclaimed on November 19th

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Leaders, innovators, and visionaries in respective fields

Explore the lineup of distinguished speakers at this year’s #WEDO2014 Summit. 

Get prepared to be inspired and motivated by these extraordinary individuals who are shaping the future of business and leading the charge for positive change in the lives of women around the world.

Amir Dossal

Co-Founder/President Global Partnerships Forum & Former Executive Director United Nations Office for Partnerships

Amy Robach

News Anchor for ABC News & Good Morning America.Robach has traveled worldwide to cover major news events

Andrea Lo

Sr. Director of Investments at Stellar Development Foundation

Baroness Verma

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change

Bineta Mbacké

Regional Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Central West Africa.

Carol Sawdye

Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PwC & member of the U.S. Leadership Team.

Dr. Ruta Aidis

Expert of entrepreneurship and gender. In 2013, she spearheaded the first ever global index for female entrepreneurship.

Eileen Buckley

Member of the PwC US Corporate Responsibility team and focuses much of her time on the firm’s “Earn Your Future” youth education initiative

Elizabeth Scharpf

Elizabeth Scharpf, the Founder & Chief Instigating Officer of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

Jen Hyman

Co-Founder and CEO of Rent the Runway. Raised approximately $54 million in venture capital funding.

Joy Marcus

Joy Marcus is the CEO of Bloglovin & Venture Partner at Gotham Ventures.

Julie Smolyansky

President & CEO of Kefir Company Lifeway Foods, writer, activist, producer of several documentaries

Karen Mahoney

Chief Human Resources Officer for BNP Paribas North America, & executive member of the Financial Women’s Association.

Kathy Calvin

President & CEO of the United Nations Foundation. An advocate for multi-sector problem-solving and champion of girls & women.

Lesley Jane Seymour

Editor In Chief, More Magazine led More Magazine to a 2009 National Magazine Award Nomination & General Excellence nomination in 2010

Lisa Miller

Chief Growth Officer at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker& Best-Selling Author, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival & MyJourney from Homeless to Harvard

Lynn Tilton

CEO of Patriarch Partners, the largest woman-owned business with 75 companies including MD Helicopters,Rand McNally, & Stila Cosmetics

Mama Sarah Obama

Founder and CEO of the foundation, Mama Sarah Obama is one of the most influential women in Kenya

Professor Sana Odeh

Clinical Professor of Computer Science & Faculty Liaison at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Quvenzhane Wallis

Youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Rose Byrne

Australian-born actress who started acting at age 8, Byrne now is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress in tv, movies, and broadway.

Sandy Lerner

Co-founder of Cisco Systems. Founder of Urban Decay cosmetics, and is an advocate of animal welfare.

Susan McPherson

CEO at McPherson Strategies. She works with companies, nonprofits, and foundations to help amplify their social impact.

Tamara Mellon

Founder of Tamara Mellon Brand, Former CEO of Jimmy Choo. Ambassador for Intl Trade, & Queen Elizabeth II honored her with an OBE

Tom Nazario

Founder and president of The Forgotten International,an attorney, child advocate, and law professor at the USF

Ursula Wynhoven

Head, Policy & Legal of the United Nations Global Compact Office. She is the Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Wendy Norman

Director, Social Good Programs Microsoft Consumer Apps and Services

William A. Von Hoene

Senior Executive VP &Chief Strategy Officer for Exelon, the nation’s number one competitive energy provider.

WEDO Collaborators

WEDO engages with governments, civil society and business partners committed to our mission to accelerate and educate the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to economically empower women globally

WHAt WE DO at wedo summit

Honor and celebrate the significant role that women play in
driving the impact of disruptive technologies

During the summit, we will shine a spotlight on the global positive impact created by this community, advancing economic freedom, dignity, and entrepreneurial opportunities for women worldwide.
united nations sustainable development goals
A global framework for addressing pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges, and promoting sustainable development
The SDGs aim to achieve a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable world by the year 2030. At the WODO Summit, all participants will take action to support the following United Nations Six Sustainable Development Goals

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