In response to the disparities faced by women in starting and growing their businesses, Dell founded DWEN in 2010. The program is focused on creating and fostering a community of like-minded women founders who are looking for ways to grow - primarily by expanding into fast-growth, emerging countries - and who need a venue to exchange ideas, learn and do business with one another to make it happen. The network engages year-round through regional events hosted by Dell and its partners and through the online community.
In her latest business column in The Gleaner, Country Director for WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page offers advice on making a business a household name. Yaneek writes:
"Best practice in business is to set goals that are SMART an acronym that means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant to your business vision and Time-bound. Here are two examples of what a SMART short-term goal might look like for a new business like yours:
For the first time ever, WEConnect International is hosting a pitch competition as part of its hallmark event, WEConnect International Day, on June 19, 2017 in Las Vegas. The competition is open to all certified women's business enterprises and self-registered women-owned businesses. However, to be considered, you must purchase your ticket to WEConnect International day by June 1, 2017.