Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), the world’s largest entrepreneurial and financial empowerment initiative, will be celebrated on Montserrat for the first time on November 19, 2016.
Media and Business Strategist Nerissa Golden, has been appointed country ambassador for Montserrat to oversee and coordinate activities here. This year, more than 144 countries worldwide will be supporting, empowering, and celebrating women entrepreneurs on every continent.
Golden is inviting business women to join her for lunch at Olveston House on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from noon to 2PM. She added that she is keen to build a local network which can support the development of a local entrepreneurship ecosystem and boost opportunities for business owners.
“2016 has been another challenging year and we want to come together and acknowledge the effort and energy of our business women to keep our economy moving. Over lunch, several of the women will share their stories and guests are encouraged to contribute to the conversation and ask questions,” said the ambassador, who runs Goldenmedia, a publicity and multi-media firm.
“It’s an honour to be part of such a unique initiative. November 19th – which marks the global celebration and observance of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – will serve as a launch pad for ideas and business opportunities for the community. Celebrating, supporting and empowering women is vital for business and communities to flourish and grow,” commented Cecile Watson the Regional Ambassador for the Caribbean. “On this day, we will come together as a network to help and support female entrepreneurs everywhere.”
The additional 2016 WED regional ambassadors include: Tina McKenzie (Europe)
- Magda Chavela (Central America)
- Katherina Capra (South America)
- Sarah Al Ayed (Middle East and North Africa)
- Sarrah Sammoon (Asia)
- Leticia Browne (Africa)
- Aksinia Stavskaya (North America)
- Wendy Diamond (World Ambassador)
The ambassadors have been working diligently to create events simultaneously with WED’s annual event which will take place on Friday, November 18th at the United Nations in New York City. Everyone will come together to join WED’s mission in alleviating poverty by empowering, celebrating and supporting women in business worldwide.
“It’s inspiring to see women across the globe unite for a single cause,” said Wendy Diamond, Founder and President of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. “By donating their time, effort and resources to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, they are not only celebrating, supporting and empowering women in business in over 100 countries, but also contributing to global unification.”
In 2015, WED achieved record-breaking participation with over 35,000 participants worldwide. This year, the organization hopes to increase participation and create a global think tank of women leaders who will advocate for WED’s mission year-round.
“Empowering women worldwide and investing in their futures helps to drive and promote economic vitality and security locally and globally,” said Diamond. “Twenty-first century leadership skills, such as cooperation, communication, and sharing are more commonly associated with women. We want to celebrate the unwavering positives that women entrepreneurs bring to the global economy as well as inspire and support future generations of women entrepreneurs.”
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