Dell Launches Program to Help Female Entrepreneurs Succeed

Photo courtesy of Dell

Photo courtesy of Dell

Dell has launched a program to help women entrepreneurs succeed.
At an annual event called the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, which takes place this year in Istanbul, Dell announced plans to create a Website and community called Pay It Forward to help foster female entrepreneurship worldwide. It was joined in the effort by United Nations Foundation, Girl UP, Girl Scouts of the USA and the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
The goal is to reach more than 1 million aspiring women entrepreneurs by the end of 2015.
“Whether it is in business, mentorship or philanthropy, women have the skills and the power to pay it forward and build strong communities that can make a meaningful difference,” Elizabeth Gore, resident entrepreneur, United Nations Foundation, said in a news statement. “Through this new initiative from Dell, we’re looking forward to being part of something that helps to truly transform lives and opportunities, in addition to unearthing inspiring stories of the successful contributions made by what will become an amazing community.”
The program involves women business owners serving as mentors to aspiring female entrepreneurs. It also involves financial support and access to information, technology and networks to succeed.
The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network’s event runs through Tuesday and is co-sponsored by Intel. Some parts of the event are being broadcast online. It’s also possible to follow the conversation on Twitter via @DellBizWomen and the hashtag #DWEN.

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