NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest celebration of successful women entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovators and job creators takes place again Nov. 19. The movement that started last year has been bringing awareness and real change for the 4 billion women on the planet and, hopefully, the 250 million girls living in poverty
WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (agenda) (Interview Opportunities before and on Nov. 19)
WHERE: United Nations, New York
WHO: Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Founder/CEO Wendy Diamond, the WED team, and an impressive list of influentials and leaders in business, government, media and academia including:
Leslie Blodgett - Creator, bareMinerals and CEO of Bare Escentuals
Caroline Donahue - Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Intuit
Vicki Escarra - Global CEO, Opportunity International
Adena Friedman - President, Global Capital Access, Technology & Insights, NASDAQ
Andrea Jung - President & CEO, Grameen America/Former CEO, Avon
Andrea Kerzner – Founder/CEO, Lalela Project; Co-creator, themoreweshare.com
Leona Lewis - Grammy Nominee, British Singer/Songwriter
Heidi Messer - Co-founder, Collective [i] and Linkshare
Martha "Muffy" MacMillan – Director, Cargill Foundation Board
Craig Newmark - Founder, Craigslist and Craigconnects
Raja Rajamannar - Chief Marketing Officer, MasterCard
Alysia Reiner - Award-winning Actress, "Orange is the New Black"
Andrew Serwer - Editor in Chief, Yahoo Finance
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen [NH], also served as Governor
Dayle Smith - Dean, Clarkson University School of Business
Dr. Jen Welter - First Female Coach in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals
… as well as WED Global Ambassadors on every continent, representing women in over 140 countries including Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Uganda.
WHY: Statistics show that when women are provided with economic opportunity, 90 cents on the dollar goes back to their families.
- According to the World Economic Forum Gender Gap report, the U.S. has experienced 11 percent growth over the last 40 years as a direct result of increased participation of women, which has translated into $3.5 trillion.
- The number of $10-million-plus women-owned firms increased by 57 percent — a growth rate nearly 50% more than larger enterprises – and grew more than 40% from the previous year, according to the Center of Venture Research.
ABOUT: Women's Entrepreneurship Day was founded by entrepreneur, publisher and animal advocate Wendy Diamond in 2014 after she learned of the impact empowering women financially can have on men, women and children in global communities. Throughout the year, WED gathers women leaders to serve as a think tank and expand businesses with socially good initiatives around the world. WED will be live-streamed to more than 144 countries and leading universities including Clarkson, Babson, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, U of Penn, Yale and others.
Women's Entrepreneurship Day will also honor women leaders in several industries with its Pioneer Awards. For information about WED, its corporate, global and academic partners; additional honorees and participants; attendance and registration, visit www.womenseday.org.
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SOURCE Clarkson University