Bill Clinton: “Equality for Women and Girls #1 issue I want to fix”

During the closing Q&A session at The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event this weekend, President Clinton was asked by a student “what is the single issue you would fix if you had to choose just one?” His response: “Equality for Women and Girls.”

 At Dell, we couldn’t agree more.

Dell's Steve Felice at Clinton Global Initiative University

I had the privilege of attending CGIU and joining Chelsea Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Managing Director, School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) and Hawa Abdi Diblawe, Founder, The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation for a conversation to address this issue head on. Like Mrs. Clinton has said many times – the economic empowerment of women isn’t just a moral issue but an economic one!  We know that women are more likely than men to invest a larger proportion of their household income in the education of their children and back into their communities.  As those children grow up, their improved status becomes a positive factor for growth in their society. 

So as a company selling technology solutions to consumers and businesses, empowering women and girls is smart business for us…and as company whose sole purpose is to enable customers to do and achieve more, we are committed to doing our part. That means providing women entrepreneurs access to the right networks, resources and scalable technology solutions that help turn ideas into thriving global businesses. In the below video, I discuss how we do this through our Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network and Women Powering Business initiatives.

Click on the image below to see a short video on the topic:

Empowering Girls and Women Throughout the World

How do you or your company or organization empower women and girls? We would love to learn from your experiences.

More on our women’s initiatives at and join the conversation on our Women Powering Business group on LinkedIn.

About the Author: Steve Felice