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The Cities Where Women Entrepreneurs Are Flourishing

August 2, 2019

Route Fifty, Emma Coleman, July 25, 2019 Small businesses have been called the “engine of cities,” contributing to economic growth, boosting employment opportunities, and sparking innovation. There are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S., and they employ a whopping 47.5% of the private workforce.  More than 12 million of those companies in the U.S. are owned by women—and that number has risen dramatically in the past decade. But while the number of female entrepreneurs has increased, many cities could be doing more to create a better culture for women in business, according to a new…

Sweet on Dell Technologies: Conglomerate? Not Really. Here’s Why.

August 1, 2019

This is the fourth installment of an ongoing series “Sweet on Dell Technologies.” We’re a technology company with software, services, security, cloud, PC and enterprise infrastructure businesses. We’re aligned and interconnected to drive synergy and joint engineering across our businesses. We’re about pooling our resources, cross-selling together and, ultimately, creating value for all stakeholders. Compare this with your typical conglomerate, and it’s apples and oranges. Conglomerates are combinations of businesses operating in typically unrelated industries under one corporate roof. More and…

DWEN Returns to APJ: 10 Years of Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship

Ten years ago the first DWEN (Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network) Summit was hosted in Shanghai. Two main factors shaped the idea of DWEN – the fact that entrepreneurs are the force that historically leads the economy out of financial crisis, and that women business owners still struggled to access the capital, networks and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level. Fast forward to today, as delegates gathered from around the world for DWEN 2019 in Singapore,…

Celebrating 10 Years of DWEN!

July 22, 2019

I still remember our very first DWEN (Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network) Summit. 50 inspiring women from 11 countries joined us on June 19, 2010, in Shanghai, China. The goal? To collectively discuss how we could remove unique barriers for women entrepreneurs to succeed…namely, access to capital, technology, networks and advocacy. Fast forward to this past week, nine years later…we hosted our 10th annual DWEN Summit in Singapore, and our network has grown to more than 5,000 women from 42 countries!…