Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization celebrates, empowers, and supports women in business. The organization works globally to empower women and girls to become active participants in the economy by igniting a network of women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities around the world. WEDO accelerates and educates the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to empower women in business globally, by building vital networks of like-minded individuals and organizations that women business leaders need in order to realize their full potential and change the world. WEDO gathers business leaders, change makers, government officials and civil society to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship ecosystems, education and policy creation to empower women in business.


  • WEDO aims to empower the 4 billion women worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift over 250 million girls living in poverty worldwide.

  • WEDO is celebrated at the United Nations and in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally.


  • WED is a day on which the work of women entrepreneurs is observed and discussed, held every day of each year.

  • The inaugural event was held in New York City at the United Nations, with additional events being held simultaneously in several other countries.