Innovation Women and Lioness Magazine will sponsor a virtual Massachusetts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day event on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event is free but pre-registration is required. In addition, the group is partnering with the Rhode Island Women’s Entrepreneurship Day team to cross-promote events.
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) celebrates, empowers, and supports women in business and helps alleviate gender-based poverty. The goal of the Massachusetts event is to expand the community of female founders, connecting early-stage entrepreneurs with more established women entrepreneurs so they can learn from their successes and mistakes.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted working women at far greater rates than men. These women may now be starting their own companies. At the end of Q3, the U.S. Census Bureau reported more than 1.5 million applications for Employer Identification Numbers, a 77.4% increase from the previous quarter.
Bobbie Carlton has been named the Massachusetts WEDO Ambassador
Bobbie Carlton, founder of Innovation Women, has been named the Massachusetts ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship Day. “I see the many hurdles female entrepreneurs face but I also see a lot of strength and generosity,” said Bobbie Carlton. “My companies emphasize visibility and connectivity and by working together I believe we can make progress on both our individual and collective business goals.”
The Massachusetts WEDO event will feature:
- A fireside chat with Jules Pieri, author and entrepreneur
- A panel discussion and breakout sessions with industry leaders: Rochelle Nemrow (Founder, Family ID), Aagya Mathur (Co-Founder/CEO, Aavia), Jenni Goodman (Community Manager, Underscore VC), Evy Chen (Founder, Evy Tea)
- Networking and breakout sessions
Attendees will be able to move freely among the breakout sessions according to their interests.
This is the seventh annual Global WEDO Summit and numerous ambassadors will hold virtual WEDO events this year. In addition to the Global Summit and the Massachusetts event, other regional events will be held, including Rhode Island’s Mid-day Event, New Hampshire’s Full Day Event,
About Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) is a 501c3 all-volunteer grassroots movement that works throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WEDO ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. WEDO is celebrated in 144 countries, 65 universities and colleges internationally, and the United Nations. The WEDO mission is to empower the four billion women worldwide to be catalysts for change and uplift over 250 million girls living in poverty worldwide. When women are elevated financially, families, communities, states, and countries prosper. This builds a global blueprint that will alleviate and eradicate poverty.
About Innovation Women
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform designed to connect entrepreneurial, technical and professional women with event managers in order to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. Innovation Women speakers and subject matter experts benefit from visibility and new opportunities. Event managers benefit from the opportunity to create more inclusive, gender-balanced and diverse events. Learn more at https://innovationwomen.com/.
About Lioness Magazine
Lioness Magazine is a premier media outlet for female entrepreneurs, giving women the latest news, tools, and resources to launch and scale startups. Unlike other business magazines that tend to focus on male entrepreneurs, Lioness addresses the unique struggles and successes of women-owned businesses. Learn more at https://lionessmagazine.com/.