Boston – Dell Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Forum

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,

                                          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