Women’s Entrepreneurship Day will officially launch Choosewomen.org to support women worldwide in business and reduce poverty on November 30th. ChooseWomen.org will support leading Microfinance organizations around the world that provide impoverished women with essential microloans to start their own businesses.
Did you know?
According a UNICEF Report, Women perform 66% of the world’s work, but earn a mere 10% of the world’s income. Women make 85 percent of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in spending. Two hundred and fifty million girls continue to live in poverty, and while women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, they only reap 10 percent of the world’s income.
How does ChooseWomen.org work?
Through ChooseWomen.org, consumers can shop with over 70 retailers such as Spanx, Coach, and Lilly Pulitzer, who have partnered with WED. A portion of their sales will go to fund microloans for impoverished women around the world who are aspiring entrepreneurs.
What is WED (Women’s Entrepreneurship Day)?
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is a day to celebrate, empower and support women in business and will be held on November 30th. Celebrated in 144 countries, this year’s WED featured honorees ranging from the fashion icon Iris Apfel, to the Guinness World Record’s oldest living yoga instructor, 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch.
Check out the new ChooseWomen.org and learn how to get involved on helping women within the workforce have equality one day.