Last year I had the honor of being a United Nations Fellow and Speaker for WED (Women’s Entrepreneurship Day) at the United Nations in New York City. What a powerful event.
Now as the WED Ambassador for San Francisco & Silicon Valley, my incredible team of WED SF Delegates and I invite you to celebrate the Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2016 in San Francisco, CA on Friday, November 18, 2016.
Sara Plummer Barnard
Charles Michael Yim
MOBILIZE A WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT to contribute talent (mentorship), time, and treasure (financial donations) to women-owned and women-led businesses, equipping
them with the tools they need to succeed.
RALLY support during Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, November 18, 2016, at the UN and worldwide to celebrate extraordinary women leaders, connect them to aspiring
entrepreneurs, and establish a global support network.
ELEVATE THE 250 MILLION GIRLS living in poverty and empower the 4 billion women worldwide to be catalysts of change in business.
DEMONSTRATE WOMEN’S VITALITY within the global economy.
CONTRIBUTE to the community through a network of inspiring women leaders who can amplify our message of expanding businesses with social-good initiatives in communities around the world.
WED Global Success Stories
UNITED NATIONS The inaugural WED event in 2014 was held in New York City at the United Nations, with
additional events being held simultaneously in several other countries. 144 nations overall recognized the first WED.
WORLDWIDE “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day inspired me to create International Women’s Golf Day to empower and engage women and girls around golf on a global level. We launched in 10 countries and hundreds of facilities participating!” - Elisa Gaudet, Founder of Women’s Golf Day
AUSTRALIA The Sydney Harbor Bridge shut down for Aussie WED Ambassadors and entrepreneurs to raise their voices for WED.
ETHIOPIA Birkit Terefe, Director of Women’s Health Association of Ethiopia named WED official Ambassador in Ethiopia. State Minister, Mr. Tadesse Haile welcomed 120 successful women entrepreneurs.
SAUDI ARABIA WED’s HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, a social activist and a member of the Saudi royal family began hiring 500 women sales clerks for the Harvey Nichols showrooms.
SYRIA In war torn Syria, WED ambassador May Massijeh rallied over 300 women on this day to empower women! She is the creator of Daraty, an educational children’s game, to introduce the next generation to science and engineering.
OMAN WED Oman Ambassador Sharifa AlBarami, the executive partner and co-owner of Al Jazeera Global Services & Investments (AGSI), is empowering women and girls in Oman to use their vote against the archaic practice of arranged marriage.
BANGLADESH Over 1000 women and government officials attended a symposium in honor of WED
WED CLEAR COURSE OF ACTION
- Women-owned businesses are set to expand 90% in the next 5 years, with 500,000 new businesses being created each year in the United States alone.
- Women perform 66% of the world’s work and earn 10% of the world’s income; 90% of that income goes towards their families.
- While all of this is promising, much more needs to be done! We are still persisting in an era of “firsts” where women are breaking new ground and need our loyalty.
- Women always played a vital role in the world economy, but we’ve only just begun to acknowledge their impact.
- Women account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending.
- As millennial women form businesses, create new products, and develop international brands at unprecedented speed, we can provide the backing they need to succeed and change the world.