OWC will again serve as a sponsor of the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit, held at the United Nations in New York City Nov. 15-16, 2019. Presented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Organization (WEDO), the agenda for 2019 will focus on the impact of Disruptive Technologies and escalating climate change occurring globally.
OWC will bring two high school students as their guests for the event at the UN. The students were chosen from Woodstock High School (Woodstock, IL) and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin, TX), as OWC is headquartered and has a satellite office in those respective locations.
Each of the young women is involved in an entrepreneurship program at her school and will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people during the event. OWC is a long-time supporter of educational initiatives on a local and national level and will continue that tradition at the UN.
“OWC is thrilled to be a part of this program again in 2019,” said Jen Soulé, president of OWC, in a press release. “Women across the globe are statistically the world’s most responsible borrowers, paying back micro business loans at a rate of 97%, and they put 90% of their earnings into providing for their families and their children’s education. We are honored to take part in this event, to continue to support the advancement of women globally, and to be able to bring a few inventive young women with us to New York, as they will be the next generation to take on the mantle of making a difference worldwide.”
Soulé will take part in the panel: “Technology – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to scale new heights!” moderated by Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief Yahoo Finance – Verizon Media. The five-person panel will discuss technology’s impact on entrepreneurship, and the effect on women specifically worldwide.
Summit events can be followed online by searching the hashtags: #WED2019 and #choosewomen. OWC is proud to partner with WEDO to help empower girls and women across the globe to become active participants in the economy and advance their communities as a whole.