Archive for May, 2011

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

Brightening Your World: Flower Power

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Photo slide show credit:  ©Laurel Delaney  Photos taken downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Saturday, May 21, 2011.

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 or go here.

Photo credit:  U.S. Department of State

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

How To Build Entrepreneurship Abroad

Lorraine Hariton (pictured) has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology sector in Silicon Valley.

From 2003 to 2005, Hariton served as President and CEO of Apptera. She served as the CEO of Beatnik from 1999 to 2002. She also spent 15 years at IBM serving in a number of executive capacities. Hariton is Chairman Emeritus of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. She has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University.

Hariton is Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

The mission of the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs (; EEB) is to promote economic security and prosperity in the United States and abroad.

Learn what Hariton’s goals are for women worldwide and the opportunities she hopes to afford them here.

Photo credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Honoring Moms and Women Entrepreneurs the World Over

What a great time to make a difference in our world for women entrepreneurs! (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a new microlending website powered by to benefit women entrepreneurs in low income areas of the U.S. and 56 other countries.   joinFITE is providing small loans to help at least 25,000 women to start or grow their businesses worldwide, and in turn, provide jobs for others in their community.  The really beautiful thing about joinFITE is that ordinary citizens all over the world can help give a woman a hand up simply through a minimal donation and the click of a mouse.

Read the entire article here.

Do a gift today in honor of your Mother or a woman you know in a remote part of the world who needs a small amount of working capital to keep her business idea going.  Start a global women entrepreneurial revolution!

And Happy Mother’s Day!  Happy Global Women Entrepreneur’s Day!

Illustration credit here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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