“The true act of charity means helping those who would never be able to help you.” ~ Wendy Diamond, Founder of Animal Fair Magazine & Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Summary: Wendy Diamond is an entrepreneur, Leading Pet Lifestyle expert, Best Selling Author, TV Personality and Endangered Animal and Rescue Advocate. In November 19th, 2014 she launched Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) at the United Nations in 144 countries. WED is a day to celebrate, support and empower women entrepreneurs and women owned businesses all around the world. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio even proclaimed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This brainchild is a movement of women and men who support women – #WomenWOW is the associated social media push to launch the Wednesday after Thanksgiving as the day dedicated to women owned businesses and causes.

Nationality: American

Industry: Animal Activist & Humanitarian

Q: Why did you start Women’s Entrepreneurship Day? on Fortune.com

A: I understood that women worldwide have historically been underpaid, undervalued, underrepresented, underfunded, and underestimated, and still are. I knew I had to play a role in trying to improve this situation. Based on what I learned at the Adelante Foundation, I decided to focus my efforts on empowering women entrepreneurs around the globe by bringing them together for an educational event: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The first event convened on November 19th, 2014 at the United Nations in New York City.

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