Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

#WEDO2017 In-Person / Virtual Summit

On November 13th, 2017, 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 #WEDO2017 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

Angela Simmons

Founder & Designer Foofi and Bella, Editor Angela’s Rundown, Reality TV Star We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop & MTV’s Run, Philanthropist

Betty Liu

Anchor Bloomberg Television and Founder & CEO Radiate, Inc

Bobbi Brown

CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Bobbi Thomason

Gender & Leadership Expert, Senior Fellow Lecturer, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Crystal Rose

Co-Founder & CEO Sensay AI, Executive Producer, Head of Creative Technology PHENOMENON & Co-Founder Onvi

D´Andra Ulmer

Chief Marketing Bee Me & the Bees Lemonade, Mom to Mikaela Founder Me & the Bees Lemonade & Founder Grand Beginnings, Inc

Dia Simms

President Combs Enterprises & Board Member Harlem Boys and Girls ​of America

Galia Benartzi

Co-Founder Bancor Protocol, Co – Founder Mytopia & Co & Founder Particle Code

H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations & Former President of the Sixty-Sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly

Jennifer Saba

Correspondent & Columnist Reuters Breakingviews, Thomson Reuters

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner Halogen Ventures , Founder Valley Girl Ventures & Venture Girls Inc.

Kathleen “Kathy” Hochul

Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, Founder & Board Member of Kathleen Mary House and Co-Founder Village Action Coalition and Chair Women’s Suffrage Commission

Lydia Fenet

Senior Vice President, International Director of Strategic Partnerships & International Head of Benefit Auctioneering for Christies Auction House

Mikaila Ulmer

Founder Me & the Bees Lemonade & Successful ABC Shark Tank Contestant

Monica Iken

Founder September’s Mission, Board Member 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Sara Bareilles

Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer/ Composer

Sonia Gardner

President, Managing Partner, and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group & Global Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Finance

Suzanne Lerner

President and Co-Founder Michael Stars, and Board Member Women Thrive Alliance

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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