Shaillee Chopra
Shaillee Chopra

Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW) Foundation will celebrate women entrepreneurs globally by highlighting women from multiple continents via a Facebook Live Broadcast at 10 a.m. CST with the #WatchHerRise entrepreneur series.

Anna McCoy, CEO and host of Friday Live with Anna (@drannamccoy) on Facebook, a 60-minute show where entrepreneurs, connect, collaborate, and conduct commerce with each other. This week and throughout the month of March, a segment is dedicated to women entrepreneurs selected from several countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, the United Kingdom, Aruba, and the United States.

“Women are known to give back about 90 percent of their earnings to the health and education of their families and communities,” said Ingrid Vanderveldt, founder and CEO for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW Inc.)

Shaillee Chopra, chief global strategy officer for EBW, Inc., and principal and CDIO for Lumina Health Partners, will co-host the #WatchHerRise series on International Women’s Day with Anna McCoy as they honor these stories about the movements, businesses, and social enterprises that are reshaping the global landscape and moving the needle on women’s empowerment. Learn more at

Shaillee Chopra is principal and CDIO for Lumina Health Partners.

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