CEO, “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day”
Wendy Diamond is a Social Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Best-Selling Author, and TV Personality. Diamond is heralded as a trailblazer in the animal world; dubbed “Martha Stewart of the Milk Bone Dish” by The New Yorker, and named the “Canine Queen” by Forbes.
Diamond revolutionized the pet industry by creating premiere pop culture benefits to endorse animal adoption, advocacy, and fundraising, including the Yappy Hour® cocktail parties, the foremost pet celebrity fashion show called Paws For Style®, Howloween, St Pawtricks Day, all with proceeds benefiting animal rescue. She quickly realized that she could direct her business agenda to promote animal rescue, and she has been doing that ever since! Since the establishment of Animal Fair Media, the number of animals euthanized annually has dropped by 58 percent, from an astonishing 12 million to 4 million. To this day, organizations across the country and the world alike emulate Wendy/Animal Fair’s events to drive the success of their own organizations in their communities. As a pioneer of the industry, Wendy is a leader among the animal fairness community. International charities mirror Wendy’s pet-lifestyle approach in their fundraising for local community animal organizations.
Wendy joined the ranks of former presidents, media icons, humanitarians, and more when she was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2016. Other recipients included Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali, Frank Sinatra, and Rosa Parks, among others. This honor is reserved for accomplished, admired humanitarians who are recognized for their passion and prominence. Thanks to her amazing experiences with her endearing pets, Wendy has penned the best-selling books: Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog, What I Learned from the Cat, My Cat’s Life, My Dog’s Life, How to Understand Men Through Their Dogs, How to Understand Women Through Their Cats and It’s a Dog’s World: The Savvy Guide to Four-Legged Living. Last, but certainly not least, Wendy is the proud holder of 3 Guinness World Records!
On November 19th, 2014 Wendy launched Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) at the United Nations in 144 countries. WED is a day to celebrate, support and empower women entrepreneurs and women owned businesses all around the world. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio even proclaimed Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This brainchild is a movement of women and men who support women – #WomenWOW is the associated social media push to launch the Wednesday after Thanksgiving as the day dedicated to women owned businesses and causes. In the next five years, Wendy Diamond would like to partake in a national movement eager to establish just and humane universal animal welfare policy in the United States.
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