Women's Entrepreneurship Day

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, an international celebration that brings together female leaders to brainstorm on finding ways to encourage women to be catalysts of change and uplift the 250 million girls living in poverty globally, is coming to the United Nations on Friday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will address such topics as empowering women in business through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, sparking confidence in girls and funding female entrepreneurs. It features participants from the worlds of media, social change, finance and technology. Douglas Elliman founder, chairman and CEO Dottie Herman; Beauty Evolution CEO Bobbi Brown and Halogen Ventures founding partner Jesse Draper are among those scheduled to appear.

WEDO cites several statistics that they say illustrate the need for the event: While women account for 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in spending worldwide they also perform 66 percent of the world’s work and earn just 10 percent of the world’s income.

WEDO is also holding a Women’s Health and Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Athleta ,(126 5th Ave. NewYork City). Women entrepreneurs will lead a selection of fitness classes, and a lunchtime “Doctors Panel” will answer women’s health related questions.

To participate in Friday and Saturday’s events, attendees must become member of WEDO. For more information on membership in the organization, and on the event, go to the WEDO website.