WEConnect International Corporate Member Dell recently hosted its 7th Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Annual Summit (DWEN) on June 27-28, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. At the event, Karen Quintos, Dell chief marketing officer, and soon-to-be chief customer officer, said the company has been putting money specifically into venture capital funding, as well as improving its supplier diversity. Said Quintos:
"We spend billions of dollars a year on goods and services from small minority and women-owned businesses, and just last year alone $350 million went to certifying women-only suppliers.”
Congratulations to corporate members Cummins, Merck, and Sodexo - all finalists for MSDUK’s 2016 Corporation of the Year Award. This award is to recognize an existing MSDUK corporate member that has undertaken the most outstanding approach to supplier diversity in the UK from October 2014 to date. The Corporation of the Year Award is sponsored by certified women’s business enterprise GIBBS S3. Judging Criteria include:
If you are a high-potential woman entrepreneur or wish to nominate someone for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, applications will be accepted through June 27, 2016.
The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program helps bridge ‘the missing middle’ — those second-stage women business owners whose companies have emerged from the start-up phase but face a crucial inflection point in their growth journey. By providing the right information, networks and guidance, EY is able to help these talented women access capital, identify strong business advisors and put the processes in place to radically expand their companies