Q&A with Wendy Diamond of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/LDP Ventures
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN is 501c3 all-volunteer grassroots movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WEDO ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. WEDO is celebrated in 144 countries and 65 universities/colleges internationally! Our mission is to empower the 4 billion women worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift over 250 million girls living in poverty worldwide. When women are elevated financially, families, communities, states, and countries prosper, this builds a global blueprint that will alleviate and eradicate poverty. Visit WEDO here to attend and or learn more: https://www.womenseday.org/
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Do you believe in giving a Hand UP rather than a hand out?
The #WED2019 Summit we will announce funding 1000 impoverished women with microloans to start their own entrepreneurial endeavor - WE are providing a HAND UP not a hand out!– this is in partnership with Opportunity International.
Do you want to mentor an underprivileged girl?
Meet the 25 disadvantaged student girls we sponsor to attend #WED2019 at the United Nations! We support Restart Academy who provides educational services for 13–21-year-old students in transitional settings, including juvenile justice, substance use treatment, mental/behavioral health treatment, hospitals, social services agencies, and other temporary or involuntary settings (Foster Homes and Homeless Shelters). We make their DREAMS come true giving these enthused young girls the exposure and opportunity to be inspired and network with successful women leaders and game-changers – LIKE YOU!
Do you want to be inspired and meet the most amazing people in the world?
Sign up not to attend the #WED2019 Summit at the United Nations recognizes some of the most accomplished people of our time, and this year confirmed includes: Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Tosca Musk (Founder PassionFlix, Missy Elliott (Grammy Award Winning Musical Artist), H.E. Pennelope Beckles ( Executive Board Chair UN Women & United Nations Ambassador Trinidad and Tobago), Real Estate Scion Francine LeFrak (Founder Same Sky- a company teaching survivors from Rwandan genocide how to jewelry to be economically empowered), Hannah Stocking (Global Entertainer 25 Million Followers), Deborah Gibbins (COO/CFO Mary Kay Inc., Board Member Bush Brothers & Company), Larry O’Connor (Founder/CEO OWC), Leah Busque Solivan (Founder Task Rabbit (recently sold to IKEA!) & Partner Fuel Capital), Falon Roz Fatemi, the youngest Google hire ever and who raised $18 Million (from people including Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban) for her new start up NODE.io, Mara Gordon (Founder Aunt Zelda, Zelda Therapeutics & NETFLIX Star WEED THE PEOPLE), Patty Baker (Philanthropist, Broadway Producer, Founder Baker Scholars, Board Member Hunter College Foundation (Baker Theater Building), New York Public Theater, Baker Art Museum/Naples & Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Stephanie Newby (Founder Golden Seeds), Ben Davey (CEO Barclays Ventures), Satya Tripathi (Asst Secretary General UNEP/United Nations Environment Program), Sophie the Robot (FIRST Social Humanoid ROBOT), Wonder Woman of Finance Lauren Young (Wealth Editor Reuters), Sarah Watson (ChairWoman, Global and Chief Strategy Officer Bartle Bogle Hegarty NY (Publicis Agency), Loreen Arbus (Founder Arbus Productions, Arbus Goldensohn Foundation), Mitzi Perdue (President American AgriWomen, daughter of Sheraton Hotels Co-Founder Ernest Henderson and wife to the late Chicken Icon Frank Perdue), and Julia Jackson (Kendall Jackson Family Wines Proprietor) stays grounded with her Grounded Foundation, a scalable climate change updater and many more to be announced!
Wendy Diamond of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/LDP Ventures
Internationally Renowned Social Entrepreneur, Impact Investor, Humanitarian, Animal Advocate, Best Selling Author – Wendy Diamond is CEO and Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO)/#ChooseWOMEN, a non-governmental philanthropic volunteer organization with chapters in 144 countries and 112 Universities/Colleges on a global mission to empower WOMEN in business to alleviate poverty.
She is an Investor/Advisor in social impact disruptive technologies and women led businesses including Producers Market, RISE Wealth Technologies, LOOK Lateral Art, IPWE , IGP Methanol, Blocktower Investments, Infinigon Group, SAFE Health App, Farma Trust, Breathometer, and SNAKT Video APP. CLICK HERE to learn more about my investments!
Wendy has authored 10 widely-celebrated books, garnered Three Guinness World Records, and has appeared in media outlets including Oprah, NBC’s Today Show, The New York Times and Forbes. She has been also been a featured keynote speaker at the United Nations, Harvard University and Davos.
Wendy sits on the Advisory Boards of Ellis Island Honors Society, Global Women in Blockchain, Social Innovation Summit, Humane Society of New York and Grey Muzzle Foundation. Prior to WEDO, Wendy founded Animal Fair Media, Inc., the premiere pet lifestyle media platform bridging celebrity, pop culture and animal rescue, to support animal welfare when she learned 12 million animals were euthanized a year.