Dell announces India as location for 3rd Annual Dell women’s entrepreneur event

Dell, along with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial
Winning Women and Endeavor, announced it will
host the third annual
Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) June 17-19, 2012, in New Delhi, India.

The three-day event will be emceed by Forbes Woman
President and Editor Moira Forbes and hosted by Karen Quintos, Dell chief
marketing officer and Steve Felice, president of Dell Consumer, Small and
Medium Business.

The event will connect female founders, CEOs and leaders
of high-growth businesses in the world’s top markets to share best practices
and challenges and to celebrate the impact women-owned businesses have on the
global economy.

Dell continues to host the event in emerging countries
after successfully piloting DWEN 2010 in Shanghai, China, during the World
Expo, and then in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2011.

For these entrepreneurs to compete in today’s global
landscape, they need to expand their networks, access new sources of capital
and explore how technology can help them innovate,” Quintos said. This is
exactly the goal of The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, and we’re absolutely
committed to empowering these women and their businesses to succeed and grow,”
added Quintos.

The number of female entrepreneurs worldwide is growing
at a rapid pace, research from Endeavor indicates that women entrepreneurs in
emerging markets have weaker traditional business skills and less access than
men do to established business networks.

Female entrepreneurs in developing countries face
significant obstacles to growth. They have a tendency to be self-funded, and
are much less likely to be in business with a partner or co-founder,” said
Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global.

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network is building an
incredibly valuable network by bringing together a community of like-minded
businesswomen worldwide and connecting them with right resources to propel
growth,” Rottenberg added.

DWEN conversations from the 2011 event focused on the
theme of Building the Power of Your Business” including discussions on technology,
marketing, branding, social media, raising capital, and more.

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