Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

#WEDO2016 In-Person / Virtual Summit

On November 18th, 2016, 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 #WEDO2016 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

Andrea Kerzner

Founder and CEO of Lalela Project, Co-Creator of themoreweshare.com, Director of the Board of Kerzner International Holdings Limited

Angelica Fuentes

Founder of FAF, A Complete Imperative Fund & GEF, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Women’s Rights Advocate

Antonio Lucio

Global Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at HP Inc, Former Global Chief Marketing, Strategy and Development Officer at VISA

Beth Shah

Head of Business Development at Digital Asset & Member of the New York Financial Writer´s Association

Betty Liu

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc

Bobbi Rebell

Author How to be a Financial Grownup, Reuters Money Columnist, Chief Television Correspondent & Anchor, Business Video Thompson Reuters

Catherine Flax

Managing Director and the Head of Commodity Derivatives & Foreign Exchange Americas at BNP Paribas

Chiara Tilesi

Italian film producer, Founder of “We Do It Together”founder of the nonprofit film production organization “We Do It Together”

Cristina Gallach

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information

Donna D’Cruz

Entrepreneur, Celebrity DJ/Performer, Creator & Curator of Music, Meditation Guru, Social Activist, and Founder of Rasa Living

Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera

His Excellency Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Former Member of the United Nations International Law Commission & Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

Dr. Teresa Kennedy

Founder VH1 Interactive and the VH1@Work radio network, Founder & President of Power Living Enterprises & World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Dylan Lauren

Founder & CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, Author & Founder of Dylan’s Candy BarN Foundation

Iris Apfel

New York style icon, interior designer and businesswoman

Jenny Abramson

Managing Partner at RethinkImpact & Former Tech CEO. Graduate of Stanford & Harvard Business School, Fulbright Scholar & DC Power Women in Tech

Joan Hornig

American jewelry designer and the founder of Joan Hornig Jewelry

Karrueche Tran

Actress, Model, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Empowering Women Through “With Love” Movement

Katherine Ryder

Founder & CEO of Maven, the digital clinic for women. Formerly, worked at VC fund Index Ventures & Former Journalist at The Economist

Kay Koplovitz

Founder of the USA Network and SyFy channel, and the first woman to serve as network president in television history

Mindy Grossman

CEO and Director of HSN, INC. and a member of the company’s Board of Directors

Moira Forbes

Executive Vice President of Forbes Media, President & Publisher of ForbesWomen

Monique Giggy

Director Singularity University Accelerator and LaunchPad, Co-Founder & President Swing by Swing Golf, and Founder & Partner Own Vision LLC

Ramya Joseph

CEO & Founder of Pefin, Inc, the worlds first Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Enthusiastic supporter of Women in #STEM

Rebecca Jarvis

Chief Business, Economics and Technology Correspondent for ABC News and Host, Creator and Managing Editor of Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis

Yue-Sai Kan

Emmy-winning television host and producer, entrepreneur, bestselling author and humanitarian

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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