Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is the world’s largest grassroots movement and mission dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide. WED encourages four billion women worldwide to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, with the goal of bringing hope alleviating poverty.
Wendy Diamond, a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, founder of Animal Fair Media and an Ellis Island Honor Society recipient was inspired to launch WED in 2013 after volunteering in Honduras with the Adelante Foundation recognizing the fact that women perform 66% of the world’s work, yet only earn 10% of the world’s income and at the same time. Diamond was inspired to create a simplified movement in the world to empower women in business.
A global movement celebrated around the world in 144 countries and 110 colleges/universities to empower women in business to alleviate poverty – was held at the United Nations in NYC. Diamond was was joined by notables including Angela Simmons, Sara Bareilles, Bobbi Brown, Alina Baikova, Cory Kennedy, Donna D’Druz, Jesse Draper, Dottie Herman, Angie Bastian, Judith Ripka, Lucy Jarvis, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, DJ Brent Williams, Twinkle Khanna, Indira Cesarine, Ramona Singer, Loreen Arbus, Baroness Verma, Yue-Sai Kan, Arthur Zeckendorf, Brent Williams, His Excellency Nassir Al Nasser, New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul, and more.
A special closing reception was held at Zirkova House in Tribeca. The honoree’s, speakers, and special guests including Untitled Magazine & Untitled Gallery founder & artist Indira Cesarine, Arthur Zeckendorf, Terry Doe, Donna D’Cruz, Breanne Butler (Co-Founder, Women’s March), and Mandie Erickson (Owner, Showroom Seven / Seventh House PR) mingled and danced to an eclectic musical playlist from Brent Williams