The 7th Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Annual Summit (DWEN) will bring together 150 of the top female entrepreneurs, business leaders, media and Dell partners in Cape Town, South Africa, June 27-28, 2016. At the 2016 DWEN Summit discussions will explore how women can grow and scale their businesses in tangible ways through networking, keynotes, panel discussions, interactive breakouts, workshops and community engagement.
"Barriers that keep women suppliers from winning business are barriers to economic growth itself. Women who supply products and services are drivers of the economy locally and globally. They invest the majority of their income back into their families and communities. If men and women participated equally in the global economy, the global GDP could increase by as much as US$28 trillion.
"President, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez discusses the biggest challenges that women around the world face when trying to start and grow a business, and the one thing that they all want the most. Vazquez also talks about how watching her mother host Mexico’s “first yard sale” while she was growing up taught her the value of entrepreneurship for changing women’s lives, and the fundamental mental shift that many businesswomen need to make to reach their potential."