Anna Sui and Glamglow cofounder Shannon Dellimore are among the honorees at this year’s annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
Held at the United Nations today, the annual gathering of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization is meant to empower female entrepreneurs globally to drive economic expansion and advance their communities.
“As a woman who founded her own business, I know firsthand the challenges women and women in business face,” Dellimore said. “I also know we can be powerful forces for change because women get things done. The work of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is to empower, celebrate and support women in business around the world to help alleviate poverty.”
The annual gathering unites business leaders, government officials and women’s empowerment advocates to collaborate on solutions to give young women opportunities to launch their own businesses through new policies or education. The organization has chapters in 144 countries and 110 universities globally.
“My motto has always been: live your dream,” Sui said on advice she gives young female entrepreneurs. “Competition and circumstances can be tough, but you need to be true to yourself and figure out your own niche. Do what you are best at and what you’re interested in and learn your craft.”
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