The 2nd Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)

The 2nd Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED)

Through out January I will be posted events that I didn’t publish on Philly Chit Chat, that most likely were published elsewhere.
Additional photos from WED are published in this months Philly Mag
With 200 of the Philadelphia region’s most high-powered and accomplished women entrepreneurs in attendance, the 2nd Annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), a global initiative that has the backing of the UN and Congress and is now presented in 144 countries, was produced by WED Philadelphia Ambassador and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, Elissa Bloom.

This year’s theme was The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Building on last year’s theme of Grit and how to overcome external challenges, they explored more deeply our internal challenges and how to create a new mental state for success. The entrepreneurial mindset is a perspective where you will find the focus and persistence to carry on in the face of adversity.

Emi Kirschner and Marcia Williams


Cherrill Wilson and Rebecca Canna, Psy.D.

Shauna James, Sarai Quinice and Anasia Gladney


Wendy Diamond, founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO), was the keynote, who inspired with her personal story of challenge and success and explaining how she stays the course to bring her global vision to life and Dana Donofree

Elissa Bloom, executive Director of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, and Zabeth Teelucksingh, executive director Global Philadelphia

Elissa Bloom greets the attendees
I left as the sold out seminar began

Sheila Hess, Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess , Veteran Erica Webster and Elissa Bloom , WED Philadelphia Ambassador (these next two photos shot by Norma Velez)


WED Founder Wendy Diamond received a presentation of a proclamation from BOTH Governor and First Lady Frances Wolf by a Commissioner from the PA Commission for Women Salima Suswell and a special presentation from Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess as well as to four local Women Veterans, who are also entrepreneurs.   Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is the world’s largest entrepreneurial and financial empowerment initiative dedicated to celebrating, supporting and empowering women worldwide.