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On November 19, 2019, Andalman & Flynn principal Mary Ellen Flynn, Esq. attended Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) in Washington, DC. The three-hour event, held at the offices of the 3M Company, was part of the international WED event celebration. Leading entrepreneurs and CEOs from around the region were on hand for this inaugural celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Washington, DC.

The WED movement is a global initiative that educates people around the world about the importance of empowering women in business. When women are elevated financially, communities and countries prosper. It builds a worldwide blueprint to alleviate and eradicate poverty. Held annually on November 19th, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day convenes business leaders, government officials, and champions of change to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship eco-systems, education, and policy creation to empower women in business. WED is celebrated at the United Nations and in 144 countries and 65 universities around the world.

At the Washington, DC event, Ms. Flynn registered to be a mentor to local women who are starting out as business owners and to interns who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. She also learned about the valuable work of the international Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) to assist women around the world in that effort.

“I believe in the empowerment of all people, especially women throughout the world who need a way out of sexual slavery and poverty. Helping women become business owners and gain independence will only benefit everyone,” stated Ms. Flynn. “This is why I practice family law—to empower people, men, and women, to get out of a bad situation.”