International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day VIP Honoree & Speaker Dinner Reception

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Celebrating Women In Business

On Thursday night, founder, Wendy Diamond, held an exclusive VIP dinner reception at the exquisite Upper West Side home of philanthropist, Loreen Arbus, in celebration of International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WEDO).

Event honorees, speakers, and special guests including Angela Simmons, Dottie Herman (Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas Elliman), model Alina Baikova , socialite Cory Kennedy, designer Judith Ripka, and television personality AJ Calloway were seen enjoying signature cocktails from Zirkova One+Together whilst on hand to pay tribute to fellow honorees and speakers Bobbi Brown (CEO Beauty Evolution, Former CEO & Chief Creative Officer Bobbi Brown Cosmetics), Sara Bareilles  (Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer, and Composer), Loreen Arbus (President/ Founder of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., & The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation), Dia Simms (CEO Combs Enterprises &  Combs Wine & Spirits (CWS) brands; CIROC, DeLeon, (all brands under the House of Combs), Mikaila Ulmer (12 year-old Founder of Me & The Bees Lemonade, and Successful ABC “Shark Tank” Contestant), Baroness Verma (EU External Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, Member of The House of Lords),  Jesse Draper (Founder Halogen Ventures),  Kate Rogers (CNBC Small Business and Entrepreneurship reporter Reporter), Galia Benartzi (Co-Founder Bancor Protocol),  Heidi Messer (Co-Founder Collective(i), World Evolved and LinkShare), Lucy Jarvis ( CEO Jarvis Productions, Inc.), Sonia Gardner (President & Co-Founder Avenue Capital Group, Co-Founder Amroc Investments,  Global Chair of 100 Women in Finance & Board of Trustees Mount Sinai Medical Center).

As the first day of the celebrations of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, which was declared an official day by the Mayor’s Office and the City Of New York as November 19th, guests were also treated to a delicious feast, as well as signed copies of WEDO founder Wendy Diamond’s book, “It’s a Dog’s World”.

The International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day festivities will also include a special Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2017 Summit at the United Nations, with notable celebs, dignitaries, guests, and speakers from around the world, and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Closing Reception at the exclusive Zirkova House, home of award-winning ultra premium vodka brand, Zirkova One+Together.

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.

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.

Daniel Quintanilla

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