Optimism, Opportunity Unite Women Owned Businesses at Dell India 2012 Event

The next Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) event is taking place in New Delhi, June 17-19 and we’ll thrilled to report another sold-out event with a wealth of hot topics and host Moira Forbes, publisher of Forbes Woman, will lead the exclusive, two-day event around the theme, “Innovation through Collaboration.”

The agenda is structured as an exchange of ideas between female founders, CEOs, innovative leaders, business icons, experts and thought leaders who run businesses in top markets.

At the event, Dell will be releasing the results of its Women’s Global Entrepreneurship Study. A few key findings highlighting positive growth trends for female entrepreneurs in India include:

  • Business is Booming: 71 percent of female entrepreneurs in India say their business is very successful, and eight in 10 female entrepreneurs in India say they are hiring.
  • Opportunity for Technology: 74 percent of female entrepreneurs in India say their technology needs are getting more complex.
  • Don’t Quit Your Day Job: 90 percent of female entrepreneurs in India started their business while maintaining their day job.
  • Positive Social Impact is Important:  85 percent of female entrepreneurs in India believe it is very important that their business has a positive social impact.

Previous DWEN events in Shanghai (2010) and Rio de Janeiro (2011) included female global entrepreneurs that connected with one another at the events and continue to share best practices, build business opportunities and celebrate female influence in the global economy. Be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter via the #DWEN hashtag and stay tuned for videos and photos of the event on Dell’s Official Flickr Page.

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JJ Davis

About the Author: Jennifer "JJ" Davis

A seasoned leader with 20+ years of experience, JJ Davis oversees all aspects of Global Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Dell Technologies. In this role, she works closely with the Investor Relations and Government Affairs organizations to lead the corporate affairs strategy and foster alignment and advocacy across the diverse stakeholder landscape for the company. Her global team includes media relations, analyst relations, executive communications, team member communications, sales and partner communications, influencer relations, social media, direct giving and sustainability. She also founded the company’s marquee women’s program the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network in 2010 to support women entrepreneurs’ success worldwide. JJ started her public relations and public affairs career at the Arkansas Office of the Governor and has held various communications leadership roles for both corporations and agencies nationwide. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, JJ lives in Austin with her husband David, a third-generation entrepreneur, and three sons. She is active in her boys’ sports and the family foundation, The Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship, supporting graduating seniors with Juvenile Diabetes. She is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and a board member of the Dell Technologies Political Action Committee.