Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

#WEDO2018 In-Person / Virtual Summit

On November 16th, 2018, at the United Nations Delegate Dining Room in New York City, we celebrated our internationally recognized day, proclaimed on November 19th

wedo summit speakers
Leaders, innovators, and visionaries in respective fields

Explore the lineup of distinguished speakers at this year’s #WEDO2018 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.

Adi Eckhouse

Founder Chess Girls Organization & Co-Founder/CEO Realface, the facial recognition sold to APPLE!

Amir Dossal

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

Anna Sui

Internationally Renowned Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek on Bloomberg Television and Radio

Daniel Viola

Partner Sadis & Goldberg LLP, Founder Crypto Asset Webinars & Blockchain Shift

Diego Favarolo

Chairman & CEO Space Ai Inc, Advisor DIY Rockets & Founder Bumeran.com

DR. Anita Goel, MD, PHD

Chairman/Scientific Director of NANOBIOSYM – a world-renowned expert and pioneer in the emerging field of Nanobiophysics – a new science at the convergence of physics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine.

Emma Channing

CEO and General Counsel Satis Group, the premier ICO advisory firm

Flaviana Matata

SuperModel, Founder of Flaviana Matata Foundation & Founder Lavy Products

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman VaynerX & CEO VaynerMedia which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow!

Hanna Jaff

MADE IN MEXICO Netflix Actress & Founder Jaff Foundation for Education

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Award-Winning Director/Photographer & Co-Founder/Co-Director Shakti Empowerment Education Foundation

Jenny Drezin

Fulbright Scholar/Co-Founder SIDEKIX, an urban exploration AI platform driving foot traffic to brick and mortar businesses

Kathleen King

Founder Tate’s Bake Shop Sold to OREO giant Mondelez International for a yummy $500 million

Leah Rocketto

Health Editor Insider Inc. (Business Insider – INSIDER – Markets Insider)

Liz Claman

FOX Business Network (FBN) Anchor – Countdown to the Closing Bell

Meltem Demirors

Founder of Shiny Pony Ventures, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, and Advisor at MIT Media Lab

Patricia Lopez

CEO/Co-Founder NotesFirst, Inc Serves doctors in emerging markets with a mobile EHR

Sarah Al Ayed

Co-Founder/Partner TRACCS & Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) MENA Regional Ambassador

Shari Staglin

CEO Staglin Family Vineyard & Co-founder One Mind who has raised and donated over $1 BILLION for mental health causes

Shelley Zalis

Founder OTX Global Technology Consulting Firm, CEO/Founder The Female Quotient

Tobi Petrocelli

Partner LLEX Partners, Co-Founder/CEO Verde Enterprises & Advisor Impera Intelligence Group

Valentine Rugwabiza

Permanent Representative to the United Nations & Member of Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda

Yuki He

Founder/CEO LiveMe, Fastest-Growing Independent Live Broadcasting App – 70M Users Globally!

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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