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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Unleashing Ideas

Eyes_on_the_world_2 It's been some time since I wrote a post on Innovation Wednesday. High time I brought that back, at least for today.

If you're a regular reader of Lip-sticking, you may have noticed the interesting little logo off to the right - the circle with some text coming off of it? I hope some of you have clicked into it.Theworldiswomen

That's the logo for Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is happening in during the week of November  17th to the 23rd. As it says on the Global Entrepreneur's site, "Countries all around the world are joining together to carry the banner of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative aimed at [young] people everywhere. During the week of November 17 - 23, 2008, partner organizations will conduct a range of activities - from simple speeches to comprehensive competitions - designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs."

Who isn't all for entrepreneurship? Who isn't for bringing smart, talented young people together to innovate tomorrow?

Can you think of any reason every one of us shouldn't be solidly behind this effort? I can't. We should share this site and its message with the entire world... but especially with each and every social networking site we belong to. Savvy Aunties, mentioned in my blog yesterday, should get behind this.

SWOM, Society for Word of Mouth, from Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell, should write about this and start some buzz.

It isn't about me wanting to create buzz. It isn't about reaching your female customer. It isn't about social networking. It's about our kids, and the world we're leaving them. They should have a say in how that world looks and feels. They DO have a say. If you click the logo, you'll see what I mean. Prepare to be impressed.

During the week of November 17th, some amazing and fantastic things will be happening, across the globe. Let's all mark our calendars and plan on participating - at least by sharing this link and this idea.


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Yvonne, thank you for your interest and support for Global Entrepreneurship Week. I agree that this is something that needs to be supported. My effort to create some buzz has been to establish a Squidoo lens on Global Entrepreneurship Week. This brings together key overview information on Global Entrepreneurship Week as I find it.

Also, I will take on your suggestion about the Society for Word of Mouth. As a member, I will make a post referencing your post here to see if I can get the ball rolling.

Shallie Bey
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