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Shaping the Future of Women in Business Worldwide

Grand Hyatt, Beijing

Grand Hyatt, Beijing

According to The United Nations, “the Asia-Pacific economy would grow by an additional $89 billion annually if women were able to achieve their full economic potential.”  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia Pacific region.

The APEC Women Leadership Forum has its program coming up soon – August 20 – 22nd.  They will discuss on how to enhance business networking, congregate role models to mentor next-generation leaders, explore new growth strategies to harness sustainable growth, and challenges and opportunities faced by women in business, at the Grand Hyatt Beijing.

Learn more:  The Forum (August 20-22, 2014) 

Submit your application (by-invitation-only event) here.

Photo Credit: flashinglens

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Hello High Potential Global Women Entrepreneurs!

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Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference Istanbul, Turkey (2013)

Do we have news for you today!  The world’s first gender-focused, global entrepreneurship index based on the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) was announced at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network annual event In Istanbul, Turkey (2013).

The Gender-GEDI is the only global index to measure high-potential female entrepreneurship based on individual aspirations, business environments and entrepreneurial ecosystems. High-potential women entrepreneurs are defined as “innovative, market expanding and export oriented.”  That’s us — I might add!

“Unleashing the power of female entrepreneurship can have a dramatic effect on a country’s economy. The research clearly supports the assertion that key things need to be fixed in order for female entrepreneurship to survive and flourish,” said Karen Quintos, chief marketing officer (CMO) and senior vice president Dell. “Increased access to knowledge, networks, capital and technology are critical if countries are to empower female entrepreneurship and create a culture of success.”

In a nutshell, here are the key points from the report:

  1. Index provides diagnostic tool for countries to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs
  2. U.S. named best place to be a female entrepreneur, ranked No.1 out of 17 countries surveyed
  3. Research shows no single determinant to entrepreneurial success – best performing countries demonstrate success across wide variety of categories

Other highlights:

•  No single determinant of success
•  Economic development is not enough
•  Lack of knowledge holds back business growth
•  Access to finance is crucial
•  Effective networking can open doors
•  Technology enables business growth
•  Not all rosy at the top
•  Room for optimism

Bottom line:  The determinants of success for female entrepreneurship are not just personal strengths and aspirations, but a result of the environment in which they operate.

Access the executive summary and full report:  Women Powering Business | Dell

Photo courtesy (and with permission from Dell).  See all the photos (absolutely fabulous!) from Dell’s Istanbul event here.

Post by:  Laurel Delaney

Women First in Global Economy

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The International Women Entrepreneurs Forum (IWEF) brings together women entrepreneurs from around the world.  The current program started in Istanbul and runs until today – May 4th. The panelists reflected on the role of women in the global economy and Turkish economy.

“One million new jobs have been added to the Turkish economy in Turkey, 500,000 of them are for women, which is great for Turkey to grow because the more women are employed the more productive our country becomes,” says Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly.

Learn more about the three-day IWEF program and get involved here.

Photo courtesy:  jikatu

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

DWEN 2012 in Delhi, India!

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Event in Delhi, India — Innovation Through Collaboration — is taking place right now from June 17-19th.

DWEN:

Spotlights female entrepreneurial success and creates an atmosphere where women can connect with one another, share best practices, build business opportunities and recognize female influence in business and technology.

Take a look at their ambitious program agenda here.  Follow them @DellBizWomen and #DWEN.

Related post:  The 3rd Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network in India

Illustration credit:  DWEN

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Have What It Takes to Start and Expand a Business Globally

Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, the prime minster of Malaysia, spoke at the Women in Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi last month and presented data on female entrepreneurial activity. One of the questions she addressed:

“How do we transform businesses owned, or run by women, into top international companies and emerge as leaders in their respective industries?.”

Experts indicate the importance of networking while others say that obtaining managerial and technical skills along with accessing capital can also help fuel the growth of women-led companies.

Learn more here: Women Out to Bridge Gap – The National

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

The 3rd Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network in India

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 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.

“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,” said Dell chief marketing officer Karen Quintos. “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.”

Learn more here.

Women Powering Business | Dell

Photo courtesy Dell.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Dell Delivers for Top Women Entrepreneurs the World Over

Dell is hosting the second annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) on June 5-7, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Agenda here.  Speakers here.  The event expects to attract more than 100 fellow female business executives, business icons, experts and thought leaders.

Connect.  Share best practices.  Build business opportunities.  Learn from one another.  Recognize the global women entrepreneurial influence in business and technology.  Join other female business leaders from around the globe as they celebrate the impact women-owned businesses have on today’s economy.

Topics covered:

·         Doing business in Brazil;
·         How the right technology strategy can promote business growth;
·         Increasing customer and employee loyalty;
·         Taking social media to social commerce;
·         Scaling for growth;
·         Talent management;
·         Learning from Gen Y; and,
·         The female consumer as a hot market segment for any industry.

Venue and travel information, go here.

This event is supported by Endeavor and Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

“She” Will Talk About Global Trade

To boost sales in countries like China, Russia and Brazil that have expected economic growth rate of 9 percent, take part in the 21st Kentucky International Trade and Investment Conference May 19th.

Hosted by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, this year’s conference will enable small to medium-sized businesses from the Midwest to increase revenue and grow by building relationships with international firms.

The afternoon speaker will be Meera Shankar (pictured with President Obama), India’s ambassador to the United StatesShe will talk about doing business in her country and global trade.

Learn more about the conference here.  To register, visit www.nkychamber.com or go here.

Photo credit:  U.S. Department of State

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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