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Women Powering Business

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Empowering women in technology and business

Dell is committed to accelerating the increasingly powerful role that women play in driving global economic growth. Women share a unique and approach to business; they are using innovative technology to reach customers and utilize data in unprecedented ways. Women especially understand that it’s not the technology itself that is important, but what connections, solutions and changes it enables you to make.

Through the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Dell is connecting female entrepreneurs across the globe with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, giving them the power to do more. You can join other female business leaders from around the globe as we celebrate the impact of women-owned businesses on the global economy. 

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    Center for Entrepreneurs

    Join our partners and other entrepreneurs in rebuilding our economy. Let’s work together, from start-up to success.

  2. Supplier Diversity

    Supplier Diversity Overview

    Dell's key differentiator is our direct-to-customer business model — building superior, direct customer relationships with an increasingly diverse marketplace.

  3. WEConnect International

    WEConnect International

    WEConnect International is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit that facilitates sustainable economic growth by increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed in global value chains.

  4. WBENC

    Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women's business enterprises (WBEs), and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

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    Dell Inspire House Hamptons

    The importance of empowering girls

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    Meet artist, fashion designer and DWEN member, Isabella Rose Taylor.

    13-year old artist and fashion designer phenom, Isabella Rose Taylor, discusses her journey to New York Fashion Week.

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Read the stories of amazing women entrepreneurs around the world and learn how other women are Paying it Forward. Complete the form below to receive the newsletter and join the conversation.
The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network is more than an annual event; it’s a community of women entrepreneurs from over eleven countries collaborating to grow their businesses and connecting through social platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr and Storify. In between the annual event, intimate networking events are hosted by Dell and attended by women business owners in major cities around the world.
Highlights from the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network - Austin 2014

DWEN attendees share best practices and challenges and spotlight the positive impact women-owned businesses have on the global economy.

Press Releases

Pay it Forward

Dell’s Pay it Forward initiative is conceived as a movement that harnesses the power of Dell’s women’s networks to positively impact the future of women’s entrepreneurship. The campaign works on the premise that if each of us helps a woman business owner advance - and that woman, in turn, supports another - then we can create a global community of women supporting women and our initial efforts can be greatly amplified. By leveraging our network of around 10,000 women today, we hope to track support for 1m women entrepreneurs by the end of 2015.

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Pay It Forward

Dell’s Pay it Forward initiative is a movement that harnesses the power of women’s networks to positively impact the future of women’s entrepreneurship around the world.

For more information visit www.dell.com/payitforward.

The Gender-GEDI index focuses on high potential female entrepreneurs who are defined as ‘innovative, market-expanding and export-oriented.’ The Index combines variables that measure agency and institutions in a composite index in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of female entrepreneurship development. Data comes from existing internationally recognized sources such as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), World Economic Forum (WEF), World Bank, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization (ILO), etc.

The GEDI Institute is a non-profit research and consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that assists governments, donor agencies, foundations, international assistance providers, and global companies expand economic opportunities for individuals, build future markets for societies, and propel economic development for nations. It uses an innovative methodology to advance entrepreneurship, thereby accelerating economic growth.
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    2014 Gender-GEDI Index Executive Report

    A 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship

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    2014 Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI)

    A 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship

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    2013 Gender-GEDI Index Executive Report

    A 17-country pilot analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship.

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    2013 Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI)

    A 17-country pilot analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship.

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2014 Infographics

2013 Infographics

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    2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies' List Recognizes Dell

    Working Mother magazine ranked Dell among the 100 Best Companies for the seventh year in a row. Dell's commitment to work-life flexibility extends to all parents and employees with Flexible Work Solutions and the Connected Work Place

Life at Dell: Women

Women across functions within Dell talk about their career experiences. Dell is committed to offering career growth opportunities and flexible work schedules so our team members can achieve their goals.

International Women's Day celebrated at SXSW