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Tina.Freed / 19 Nov 2015

The 2nd Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day [WED] convenes at the United Nations in New York City today (Thursday, November 19, 2015), serious discussions about critical issues affecting women and men worldwide will take the lead.

The goal is to empower the 4 billion women on the planet and bring hope to 250 million girls living in poverty. Influential groups of people and organisations come together at the world’s largest celebration of successful women entrepreneurs.

This year’s WED sponsors include Bank of the West, BNP Paribas, Intuit, MasterCard, Kirkland & Ellis and PwC. Wendy Diamond, the founder, created WED in 2014 after she learned of the impact empowering women financially can have on men, women and children in global communities

Women worldwide have historically been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded and underestimated and still are. Women-owned businesses are set to increase by 90% in the next five years and encouraging women’s motivations and inspirations creates economic opportunity and vitality locally and globally.

WED Global Ambassadors are operating on all continents, representing women in Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Uganda and over 140 countries.

Statistics show that when women are provided with economic opportunity, 90% on the pound goes back to their families. Encouraging and empowering more women to enter business has an incredibly positive financial and social impact on global economy and its communities.

That’s how E2W came to fruition, we understand the value of women. From the outset E2W sought to assist women in financial services who had left the city when they were ‘excluded’ from financial institutions because these firms could not offer true work-life integration. E2W created an environment that enables these extraordinarily talented women to become productive once more and recognised that it was time to offer an alternative approach to prevent the current talent and investment drain.

We know the world is full of female entrepreneurs who display great purpose, persistence and passion. It doesn’t matter whether their businesses are large or small, they all have a role to play and we at E2W salute all the female entrepreneurs who are making a difference to the economies and the societies in which they live.

If you are currently in a predicament in terms of getting back on the career ladder in the financial world after taking a career break, don’t hesitate to contacts us at E2W to understand how other like-minded women have actively got involved – Click Here or call +44 (0)1732 897708.



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