Join My Founder Story for an inspiring afternoon celebrating women, entrepreneurship and innovation at Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Minnesota (WED MN), Thursday, November 14 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Amy Nelson, founder and CEO of The Riveter, will headline the event and share her unique perspective on women in the workforce. A panel discussion will address innovating around equity in entrepreneurship. There will also be time for connecting, conversation and cocktails before and after the program.
WED MN is a charitable event with all proceeds benefiting the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. Last year’s event generated over $11,000 to support the foundation’s innovative community-led solutions to ensure equal opportunity to economic security for girls, women and families across Minnesota.
WED MN Event Details
3:00 – Doors Open and Social Hour
4:00 – Program and Panel Discussion
- Junita Flowers, Founder, Junita’s Jar; Advisory Board Member, WED MN
- Keynote: Amy Nelson, Founder and CEO, The Riveter
- Lulete Mola, Vice President of Community Impact, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
- Kweilin Ellingrud, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company
- Junita Flowers (Moderator)
- Shawntera Hardy, Founder, PolicyGrounds Consulting; Co-Founder, Fearless Commerce; Co-Founder, Civic Eagle
- Aneela Idnani, Co-Founder, HabitAware
- Neela Mollgaard, Executive Director, Launch Minnesota
- Elaine Rasmussen, CEO, Social Impact Strategies Group
5:30 – Cocktails and Conversation
What is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day?
Launched in 2013 by social entrepreneur and humanitarian Wendy Diamond, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) works globally to empower women and girls to become active participants in the economy. Through a network of like-minded organizations and individuals including women leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, WED initiates startups, drives economic expansion and advances communities around the world. This powerful network provides essential tools and resources women business leaders need to realize their full potential and change the world.
The movement is also dedicated to educating the world about the importance empowering women in business. When women are elevated financially, communities and countries prosper—it’s a global blueprint for eradicating poverty. WED convenes business leaders, change makers, government officials and champions of women to collaborate and drive innovation in critical areas of entrepreneurship ecosystems, education and policy creation.
WED is celebrated at the United Nations and in 144 countries and 65 universities and colleges internationally. Since its first event, WED has reached over five billion people.
What is #ChooseWomen?
#ChooseWomen is an international social media campaign and WED initiative dedicated to elevating women-owned businesses and causes worldwide by encouraging consumers to support them.
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