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October 11, 2018

By Cris Turner It’s no secret: people are the most important asset of virtually every company. In fact, a study by Korn Ferry found that human capital is four times more valuable to the US economy than physical assets. As a result, anything companies can do to improve employee conditions and performance, will benefit the company largely. Dell has always understood this reality. Thirty years ago, Michael Dell founded his namesake in his UT dorm room with the explicit purpose…

‘Power Trip’ to Bring 200 Boss Women Together, Building Leadership and Community

While women make up a majority of the U.S. population, they only account for 39% of business owners. That percentage has been climbing, and Dell is dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs find success in today’s business world. As a technology leader, we also want to listen to and learn the challenges they face. That’s why we’re supporting the third annual Power Trip, hosted by Marie Claire magazine and powered by Dell and Intel on October 15th and 16th – a…

It’s International Day of the Girl: Let’s Celebrate Progress (and Make Some More)

When I think about International Day of the Girl, I remember how my college basketball coach asked me to speak in front of a group of Fortune 500 executives. I had never spoken to top execs before, let alone a room full of them! I had my self-doubts, but ultimately, I chose to be bold. I shared my story of how at 5’5, I landed myself in a D-1 basketball program. Afterward, many offered their business cards and encouraged me…

It’s Time for Businesses to Foster a Skilled Girl Force: A View From a Technology Intern

This year’s International Day of the Girl is all about creating a skilled Girl Force, drawing attention and investment for girls to gain skills, experience and employment. Consistently underrepresented fields for women are the science and technology fields. Women in STEM fields only make up 15 per cent of the workforce with research showing that factors such as implicit and explicit biases, lack of role models and quality mentoring all have an impact on the number of women applying for…