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NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014--(PR Newswire)--

Inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Coming to the United Nations on November 19, 2014

Sophia Bush, Mama Sarah Obama, Jimmy Choo Founder Tamara Mellon, Ms. Universe 2014 Gabriela Isler, Cisco Systems Co-Founder Sandy Lerner and more -- to Celebrate, Support and Empower Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

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NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially proclaimed Wednesday, November 19, 2014, as Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED); the launch of this inaugural event is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City (777 East 44th St.). Tickets are available online for this unprecedented Day that will be live-streamed in 144 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The event will feature inspiring speakers, panel discussions, a WED Awards Luncheon and more and is in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will be the world's largest celebration of women entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators; bringing ideas to life, driving economic growth and expanding human welfare.

Founder and CEO of Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Wendy Diamond is an entrepreneur, humanitarian, pet-lifestyle expert and animal advocate and has rallied a powerful group of international participants, featuring Sandy Lerner (Co-Founder Cisco Systems/Founder Urban Decay), Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo Co-Founder), Gertrude H. Mutharika (First Lady of Malawi), Gabriela Isler (Ms. Universe 2014), Sophia Bush, Elizabeth Scharpf (She Innovates), Arif Nagvi (The Abraaj Group), Quvenzhane Wallis (Oscar-nominated Actress), Mama Sarah Obama (President Obama's Grandmother), Peggy Wallace (Golden Seeds), Jeannette Kagame (First Lady of Rwanda), Jeff Hoffman (Priceline Founder), Kim Simplis Barrow (First Lady of Belize), Princess Hanadi al Thani (Qatar Amwall), Carol Sawdye (Vice Chair PwC), Icona Pop (Grammy Artists), Lynn Tilton (Patriarch Partners) and Marcia Dyson (Women's Global Initiative). WED Founding Partners include PwC, BNP Paribas, Nestle, Microsoft and United Nations Foundation.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a worldwide movement that will carry throughout the year in support of female entrepreneurs and businesses on every continent, gathering a think tank of female leaders. WED's global team of Ambassadors, from Rwanda to Saudi Arabia, is primed to activate their communities with the WED movement. A student ambassador global initiative is in full swing with top colleges, including Stanford, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Babson and University of Oxford. Finally, On December 3, 2014, WED will launch the #WomenWOW social media campaign to encourage citizens to support women-owned businesses and causes.

For more information, visit www.womenseday.org, and to purchase tickets for WED 2014 visit: https://womensentrepreneurshipday.splashthat.com. For press inquiries, please contact Lindsay@haysgrace.com or 917-699-2769.

SOURCE Women's Entrepreneurship Day