In 2018, Dell commissioned blueprints for 10 cities, including Boston, to arm leaders and policymakers with the data and insights they need to improve conditions for high-potential women entrepreneurs. Boston ranked 4th on the 2017 Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index and the 2018 recommendations were unveiled at this event.
Understanding that women entrepreneurs still struggle to access capital, networks and resources needed to scale, this interactive two-part forum brought together policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and advocates to discuss viable solutions to better incorporate women in the fields of tech and entrepreneurship.
Opening Remarks Rich Rothberg – General Counsel, Dell
Fireside Chat Mayor Martin J. Walsh – Mayor, Boston
Howard Elias – President, Dell Services, Digital & IT
Linda Henry (Moderator) – Managing Director, Boston Globe
Panel Discussion Sheila Lirio Marcelo – Founder, Chairwoman & CEO, Care.com
Kiki Mills Johnston – Managing Director, MassChallenge
Bob Rivers – Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank
Emily Reichert – Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs
Christine Fraser (Moderator) – Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell