Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Education & Literacy
Location415 West 55th Street, 5th FlooNew York, NY 10019 United States
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization is a 501c3 all-volunteer movement. Our mission is to accelerate and educate the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to empower women in business globally. When women are elevated financially, communities, states, and countries prosper, this builds a global blueprint that will alleviate and eradicate poverty.
Women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. At the same time, they perform 66 percent of the world’s work and only earn 10 percent of the world’s income.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WED ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. WED is celebrated in 144 countries and 65 universities and colleges internationally, with a growing global legion of 333 global ambassadors activated in every continent! The WED mission is to empower the 4 billion women worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift over 250 million girls living in poverty worldwide. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day an official day on November 19 th annually. The U.S. House of Representatives annually recognizes the WEDO movement on November 19th as "A Day in Honor of Women Entrepreneurs" under the leadership of Congresswoman Grace Meng.