One Day To Celebrate and Support Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide
I am proud to be considered a woman entrepreneur. From very early on I had in me the courage to never settle or accept NO’s, to not be put in a box but instead create the opportunities I wanted when they were not given to me. My dream job did not come soon after graduating college and the struggle to stay competitive in a world that remains challenging did not allow for my defeat. And while I am still working toward the goal I continue to stay in the race by not limiting my boundaries and making boss moves every day. It is what keeps my entrepreneurial spirit alive. So for a day like today where other like minded inviduals are celebrated and acknowledged it makes me proud to be a woman, to be a go-getter and trailblazer. The many women who will come after will have amazing examples to learn from.
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to proclaim November 19th, 2014 as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Today is the day women are recognized globally for their efforts to making the world a better place and showing that we excel in more than just keeping a home a home. The mission is to engage women and men globally to pledge their support to a women entrepreneur or cause to support their community with Talent, Time, or Treasure. The United Nations will host and livestreamed in 144 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). This monumental event is in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, and will be the world’s largest celebration of women innovators and job creators launching startups; bringing ideas to life, driving economic growth, and expanding human welfare.
On December 3rd, WED will also launch the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving the #WomenWOW social media campaign to encourage everyone to support women entrepreneurs and causes that will inspire millions just like Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday.
“We will celebrate the unwavering positives that women entrepreneurs bring to the global economy as well as empower and support future generations.”
- Wendy Diamond – CEO and Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Meet the WED World Ambassadors here
Photo Via @WomenActNow on Twitter
Lets come together to support and help bring awareness to the 250 million girls living in poverty that we will inspire and empower through Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! #WOMENWOW