Global Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off Today!

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PITCH NYC Conference & Competition is held in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Every year Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) features a wide range of events, activities and competitions designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystems that are responsible for job creation and economic growth.

To this end, Women 2.0 hosts our first inaugural PITCH NYC Conference this week - on Wednesday, November 14 at the Manhattan Center in New York, New York. We will be inspiring and connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists with a full day of talks by successful high-growth, high-tech women entrepreneurs and innovators, panels on MAKERS and innovations, a startup competition featuring the top 10 finalists of the Women 2.0 Startup Competition, and plenty of time for networking, mentoring and more at PITCH NYC Conference!

A few weeks ago, Kauffman Foundation VP of Innovation and Networks Lesa Mitchell delivered a great talk "We must all engage women in entrepreneurship" where she says "This isn't about girls supporting girls," she said. "This is about... all of us trying to reach out to 50% of the highly educated population in this country and figuring out how to engage them in entrepreneurship and economic growth."

She speaks extensively about ways to change the ratio, from MIT to the unlocked entrepreneurial potential in the Silicon Prairie. Watch her full speech here:

Women 2.0 readers: What are you doing for Global Entrepreneurship Week this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.