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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Summit/November 19th, 2021
Delegates Dining Room – United Nations, New York City/VIRTUAL

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Agenda

(subject to change) We sincerely hope you will join us at the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization summit.



We sincerely hope you will join us at the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization summit.

Everyone is Welcome!

Rally your colleagues, family, and friends to celebrate this monumental movement in women’s history!

Be a part of the WEDO movement to EMPOWER, SUPPORT & CELEBRATE women in business and uplift girls by attending Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

Catherine Wood

CEO/Founder Ark Invest



Cathie Woods is the CEO and Founder of Ark Trust. Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014. With over 40 years of experience identifying and investing in innovation, Cathie founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research.

Nadja Swarovski

Chair,Swarovski Foundation – Founder Atelier Swarovski



Nadja is Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, a UK charity which she established in 2013 to foster culture and creativity, promote human empowerment and preserve the environment globally. She also heads up the Swarovski Waterschool, which is active in six continents teaching youth about water conservation. Both philanthropic organizations are focused on the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Nadja was the first female member of the Executive Board of Swarovski, which was founded in Austria by her great-great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski in 1895. With a mission to bring Swarovski to the forefront of the fashion industry and elevate the brand’s perception, she led the Branding, Sustainability and Licensing divisions and launched the luxury fashion jewelry brand Atelier Swarovski.

Mona Scott-Young

CEO/Founder Monami Entertainment



Mona Scott-Young is an American television producer and entrepreneur.

She is the CEO of the multi-media entertainment company Monami Productions, best known for producing the VH1 reality television franchise Love & Hip Hop.

Scott-Young has been honored at ASCAP’s “Woman Behind the Music” event in 2011. She has been honored with awards from the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, named “Marketer of the Year” by Ad Age, and recognized by the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans.

Scott-Young was awarded at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for “Reality TV Royalty”.

Jeni Britton Bauer

CEO/Founder Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams



Jeni Britton Bauer is an American ice cream maker and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, she introduced a modern, ingredient-driven style of ice cream making that has been widely emulated across the world but never duplicated.

Jeni opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and won a coveted James Beard Award in 2012.

It quickly became the de facto bible for anybody making their own ice cream or thinking about opening a new-style ice cream shop.

Dottie Herman

CEO Douglas Elliman



Dottie Herman is the quintessential American success story. She exemplifies the qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model. After attending Adelphi University.

Dottie began her real estate career in 1978 working as a broker for Merrill Lynch on Long Island. In 1989, Merrill Lynch sold their real estate division to Prudential, where Dottie stayed on as one of their leading brokers.

With the change in ownership, Dottie was convinced she could run the company herself, so in 1990 she borrowed $7 million dollars from Prudential to purchase Prudential Long Island Realty

Dottie Herman

CEO Douglas Elliman



Dottie Herman is the quintessential American success story. She exemplifies the qualities of a great leader, mentor, and role model. After attending Adelphi University.

Dottie began her real estate career in 1978 working as a broker for Merrill Lynch on Long Island. In 1989, Merrill Lynch sold their real estate division to Prudential, where Dottie stayed on as one of their leading brokers.

With the change in ownership, Dottie was convinced she could run the company herself, so in 1990 she borrowed $7 million dollars from Prudential to purchase Prudential Long Island Realty

Sedale Turbovsky

CEO/Founder OpenGrants, Strategic Funding Specialist



Sedale Turbovsky is the CEO and co-founder of OpenGrants, a venture-backed startup focused on building a modern infrastructure for funding. He has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After high school, he quickly grew bored in college and dropped out. He is passionate about economic empowerment and equity.

Hester M. Peirce

The U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner, Crypto Mom



Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.

Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues.

Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management.

Commissioner Peirce was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and clerked for Judge Roger Andewelt on the Court of Federal Claims.

Commissioner Peirce earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her JD from Yale Law School.

Lauren Young

Wealth Editor, World Work & Sustainability REUTERS & WINS 1221 Co-Chair McGraw-Hill



Lauren Young, the Wonder Woman of Finance, develops personal finance and manages the World at Work Sustainability coverage on Reuters.com.

Lauren has helped Reuters land sponsored sections, including Life Lessons, ETFs, and 48 Hours and Retirement. Lauren co-chaired the Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success (WINS) at McGraw-Hill’s corporate headquarters, organizing more than a dozen networking and career development events.

Under her leadership, membership at the company’s 1221 Ave. of the Americas WINS chapter grew by more than 50%.

Wendy Diamond

Founder/CEO Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization/ChooseWomen, Founder Animal Fair Media, Inc. & Founder LDP Ventures



Wendy Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) and is also the Founder, CEO, and CPO of Animal Fair Media. Diamond is a strong advocator for animal welfare and empowering women. Through WED she has joined women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups and drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide, opening many windows of opportunity for women all around the world.

H.E. Pennelope Beckles, MP

Chairwoman, UN Women & Trinidad/Tobago United Nations Ambassador



Beckles has practiced as an attorney since 1988,[1] attached to the Chambers of Theodore R Guerra and Associates.[4] Beckles was appointed an opposition Senator for the People’s National Movement (PNM)

H.E. Satya Tripathi

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General , Head of New York Office at UN Environment, Chairman SIFF



Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment. A development economist and lawyer with over 35 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.

Judith Heumann

International Disability Rights Advocate The Heumann Perspective



Judith (Judy) Heumann is an internationally recognized disability advocate. She served in the Clinton and Obama Administration and was a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation.

Judy’s story was also featured in the documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution,” a 2020 American award winning documentary film produced by the Obama Higher Ground Production.

She recently released her memoir “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” written with Kristen Joiner. Judy is now the producer of The Heumann Perspective, a podcast and YouTube channel that aims to share the beauty of the disability community.

Aretha Battle-Jones, PhD

Co-Founder/Chief Procurement Officer Bidversity



As Bidversity’s Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Jones leads federal government sales for the company, and manages an effort to simplify and standardize procurement processes central to the development of Bidversity’s

Masuda Sultan

Founder/Chief Executive Officer Symbio Services



Masuda Sultan is an entrepreneur and women’s rights activist. Masuda Sultan is founder and CEO of Symbio Services. Her business ventures include projects in education, media, defense, manufacturing, and telecommunications

Honorees and Current Speakers

The following pages will give you an overview of the speakers
(more to be announced)



#WEDO202 1Summit
Date: November 19th, 2021

Who Should Join?

Are YOU passionate about making the world a better place for WOMEN?



If you are passionate about making the world a better place for WOMEN?, we invite you to join this year’s #WEDO2021 Summit in the Delegate Dining Room at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, or view the summit VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your own home!

At this #WEDO2021 summit you’ll be inspired by wonderful speakers and experience a priceless networking opportunity to mingle with the most wonderful people in the world! your participation will bring awareness to the importance of the economically empowering WOMEN globally, as well as taking action to support the following United Nations Six Sustainable Development Goals!

Mission

to economically empower women and alleviate poverty worldwide



On November 19th, 2021 we will celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in New York City at the Delegates Dining Room in the United Nations!

Join business leaders, government officials, women entrepreneurs, change-makers, and our volunteers and leaders, and witness history in the making. We will collaborate to create solutions in the fields of entrepreneurship, women empowerment, education, policy creation, and much more.

Through this summit, we will find innovative ways to empower women in business, resulting in a much larger change. By elevating women financially, their communities, states, and countries will prosper. not only will they prosper, but we will be creating the blueprint for eradicating poverty worldwide.

Our #WEDO2021 summit will host incredible speakers from all walks of life. You will have the opportunity to speak and learn from some of the most influential successful women and men who are making a positive impact in the world!

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