Last year, 144 countries participated in the first global WED. This year, our team is ready to be a part of it all and has you covered with these 5 ways you can join in online and IRL.
- Follow @WomensEday and use the hashtags #WEDO2015 and #WomenWOW for all the live tweets tomorrow from United Nations Plaza in New York City. To learn more about the exceptional list of speakers, check out this year’s agenda or watch highlights from last year’s event (Youtube).
- Homestrings is bringing together a group of motivated female leaders to share their experiences about their entrepreneurial journeys with a live webinar. The global panel includes Viola Llewellyn of Ovamba Solutions, Martha Haile of Hello Tractor, Eleni Hamere Demissie of Actuel Urban Living, author Aubrey Hruby, and moderator Dr. Liesl Riddle, the Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University School of Business. The webinar begins at 16:30 GMT, you can register here for free.
- In Nigeria, Nimi Akinkugbe marks the day-long celebration with an event dubbed, ‘Brunch with 50 Women in their 50s’. Alongside Akinkugbe, will be a number of experienced professionals including Oluwatoyin Sanni to discuss personal branding, money matters and how to “leverage your talent in your 50s”. Since event space is limited, the AR team will be following on Twitter to bring you the most memorable moments from the Thursday’s brunch.
- Zimbabwe is taking part in WED for the first time with UN WED Ambassador, Natalie Jabangwe-Morris leading a nationwide initiative. She will be joined by a group of local women entrepreneurs, business leaders, and philanthropists.
If you’re in Zimbabwe for tomorrow’s event, tweet us at @africarizing to let us know how it goes.
- And if you’re in Accra, show Emi-Beth Quantson of Kawa Moka some love. Quantson is the recent winner of StartUp Cup Ghana. Her social enterprise coffee shop at Impact Hub Accra provides employment opportunities for women typically excluded from the mainstream economy.
Follow us on Twitter @africarizing throughout the day tomorrow and watch out for AR’s Global Entrepreneurship Week feature, ‘Meet Emi-Beth Quantson,founder at Accra’s popup coffee shop’ coming later this week…