WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY
CLOSING RECEPTION AT ZIRKOVA HOUSE
NOVEMBER 17TH –18th, 2017
photos by Chance Yeh for Getty Images & UN Photographer
Mikaela Ulmer, Twinkle Khanna, Wendy Diamond, Sarah Bareilles, Angela Simmnons, and Veronica Dagher
Founder and host Wendy Diamond, joined by notables including Angela Simmons, Sara Bareilles, Bobbi Brown, Alina Baikova, Cory Kennedy, Donna D’Druz, Jesse Draper, Dottie Herman, Angie Bastian, Judith Ripka, Lucy Jarvis, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, DJ Brent Williams, Twinkle Khanna, Indira Cesarine, Ramona Singer, Loreen Arbus, Baroness Verma, Yue-Sai Kan, Arthur Zeckendorf, Brent Williams, His Excellency Nassir Al Nasser, New York State Lt. Governor Kathleen Hochul, and more.
On Friday November 17th, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) – a global movement celebrated around the world in 144 countries and 110 colleges/universities to empower women in business to alleviate poverty – was held at the United Nations in NYC, with a special closing reception held at Zirkova House (the brand home for award winning, ultra premium Ukrainian vodka brand Zirkova One+Together), as well as a fun filled wellness & fitness day on Saturday November 18th in honor of women entrepreneurs in the Health And Fitness world.
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”.
(the largest and most innovative vertical farm in the world, based in New Jersey).
Attendees also enjoyed delicious food from various notable and up-and-coming female food entrepreneurs – including Amy’s Bread, La Quercia, D’artetagnan, Meringueshop, Oliviers & Co, Eleni’s New York, The White Moustache, Sweet Loren’s, Blue Plate & Co, Elisa’s Love Bites, Slawsa, Goodie Girl Cookies, Bittersweet NYC, Janie Bakes, Local Roots NYC, Antidote Chocolate, Stack Happy Sweets, Sky Vegetables, The Regal Vegan, Cocktail & Sons – and were treated to a surprise impromptu solo performance from dancer /choreographer Princess Lockerooo, whilst sipping WEDO inspired cocktails from Zirkova One+Together, and wine from Joseph Carr Wines & Fleurs de Prairie.
The festivities continued the following Saturday for WEDO’s first ever “Women’s Health & Fitness Day”, celebrating the hard-working female body with a fun-filled day of fitness classes, educational talks, and experiences provided by female small business owners.
Organized by chairwoman, Alessa Caridi, the day – which was hosted by Athleta 5th Avenue and transformed into a venerable market providing massages, cryotherapy treatments, tea tastings, and essential oils and digestive health information – kicked off with an inspirational yoga class by the 92 year old instructor and Guinness world record holder Tao Porchon-Lynch
Closing Party Photos by CHEYENNE BOSCO
Special Thanks: Zirkova One+Together & Zrkova House, Joseph Carr Wines, Seventh House PR, AeroFarms, 3E Public Relations, New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, Alina Zolotareva, SGW Integrated Marketing Communication, Chef Abbie Gellman, Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits, Paula Lukas
Guests At Zirkova House
About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day:
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will be celebrated globally on November 19th, 2017, and is the world’s largest grassroots movement and mission dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide.
WED encourages four billion women worldwide to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, with the goal of bringing hope alleviating poverty.
WED will launch the #ChooseWOMEN initiative on November 29th, 2017, a global social media initiative inspiring women and men to pledge their support to women in business.
About Wendy Diamond
Diamond is a social entrepreneur, humanitarian, founder of Animal Fair Media and an Ellis Island Honor Society recipient.
She was inspired to launch WED in 2013 after volunteering in Honduras with the Adelante Foundation, an organization that provides microcredit to locally impoverished women.
Recognizing the fact that women perform 66% of the world’s work, yet only earn 10% of the world’s income and at the same time, women account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending, Diamond was inspired to create a simplified movement in the world to empower women in business to alleviate poverty.