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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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  1. center for entrepreneurs

    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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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.
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Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network 2013 Conference

Participants from the 2013 Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network conference in Istanbul, Turkey share their perspectives and impressions of the event.  

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 http://payitforward.dell.com/.

Employee Resource Groups is a program within Dell's overall Global Diversity & Inclusion strategy. Employee Resource Groups represent a community of team members who have common interests relating to things such as ethnicity, gender, nationality, lifestyle or sexual orientation. Employee Resource Groups must have approved charters from Dell Global Diversity & Inclusion and the Executive Leadership Team. wise
Wise is the chartered Employee Resource Group for team members whose interest align with women's issues.

Mission and Objectives

Wise’s mission is to create an inclusive community that connects the needs and interests of women. Wise’s objectives are:

> Retain talented women at Dell and increase the pool of talented women leaders.
> Improve the recruitment and retention of women by enabling the communication of goals, motivations and concerns of women at Dell.
> Support Dell's efforts to cast a broad net to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent.
> Provide opportunities for education and professional development.
> Act as a trusted resource of information and creative solutions to Dell.
> Leverage women’s knowledge and expertise as we penetrate new markets and segments.
> Provide a pool of resources for Dell community outreach and leadership activities.
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
The Gender-GEDI index is made up of 30 indicators and ranks 17 countries including; Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.

The 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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    The Gender-GEDI Index Executive Report

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

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    The 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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