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Dell to celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs in Canada

IANS  |  Toronto 

will celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs from the world over at a three-day global summit from Sunday in this Canadian metropolis.

"The ninth edition of the annual Women's Network (DWEN) from July 15-17 connects women entrepreneurs from across the world with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology," said the US-based Technologies in a statement ahead of the event.

The summit provides a platform to about 200 women leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from countries like Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, Israel, and US to discuss issues on scaling and growing their businesses.

Since its inception in 2010, the annual gathering of businesswomen from the world over was held at in the US, in South Africa, in Germany, and in among other cities.

Dell's senior women executives, including Karen Quintos, Senior Christine Fraser, Managing for and New Zealand Angela Fox are among others who will be present at the three-day event.

Women leaders from other like Intel's Elaine Mah, global software major Microsoft Canada's Roisin Bonner, London-based Ernst & Young's and Canada's of Small and Tourism Bardish Chagger are the key speakers.

The summit will explore discussions on subjects like the power of women at work, women funding women-run businesses and the future of work.

Though women entrepreneurs worldwide are estimated to be 274 million, according to the Global Monitor for 2016-17, women-led businesses are known to receive fewer investments compared to those run by men, indicating stark gender bias.

A study by America's revealed that a mere 2 per cent of venture capitalist funding goes to women entrepreneurs in the US, despite they owning 38 per cent of the businesses in the richest country.

Amidst not-so-feasible conditions world across for women to succeed in businesses, the event will give women an opportunity to explore ways of securing funding through various women investors.

The summit will also release a Dell Women Cities (WE Cities) Index, a gender-specific index showing a city's ability to foster the growth of women-owned firms.

In 2017, the Index released at a similar summit in found that the Indian capital ranked 49 in 50 countries, with topping the list.

(is in at the invitation of DWEN. She can be contacted at bhavana.a@ians.in)

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 14:40 IST
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