Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs!
Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology.
As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and other critical resources and has expanded its program this year to further accelerate the success of women entrepreneurs.
A Global Network of Women
Dell and Springboard Enterprises, a network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women, hosted a series of Women Funding Women events across the globe this year, including in Toronto, Amsterdam, Paris, Austin, Sydney and Tokyo.
Joined by nearly 900 women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government representatives and business leaders, these events shined a spotlight on investments made in women-led companies while encouraging more women to invest. The events helped to foster a global community that supports and invests in women by promoting investment opportunities and encouraging collaboration.
We were honored to be joined by a number of other industry associations and companies supporting women entrepreneurs and investors, including, Startup Canada, EY, Accenture, WeConnect International, Incubate, SoGal, Alice, iFundWomen, Anaxago, Startup Delta, and more!
You can see photos from all the events here, and stay tuned for details on our next series of Women Funding Women events which will start again in the fall.
See You in Toronto for DWEN Summit 2018
Although our Women Funding Women event series has come to a close for this year, we are excited to host 150 of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives and international media at our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Toronto from July 15-17, 2018.
This two-day event will feature inspiring keynotes, collaborative break-out sessions, and unlimited potential to network and connect with other inspiring women. You may even find your next business partner at the event.
If you’re interested in joining, please fill out and submit your profile to join the network. Of note, the ideal DWEN candidate is a woman entrepreneur with revenue or funding between $2-3M USD with plans to scale, however there is some flexibility based on a country’s culture and environment for women entrepreneurs. We happily direct startups and entrepreneurship advocates to our partners such as Alice and Springboard if you do not yet meet the network criteria.
Invitations to the DWEN Summit, regional events and partner events will be based on your profile. You can see a recap of this amazing event here.