Nov 29: The first-ever Women Funding Women global event organized under the auspices of Dell Womenâ€™s Entrepreneur Network got underway in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The event was held in partnership with Springboard Enterprises, and featured a network of innovators, investors and influencers dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women.
The Women Funding Women global event comes as part of Dellâ€™s commitment towards supporting womenâ€™s empowerment, connecting women entrepreneurs with access to capital, networks and technology to grow their business.
Going by a news report, such regional events are expected to help Dell pave the way for women across the globe to access more opportunities to be part of the formal economy and contribute to peaceful economic development within their communities and the region.
The program focused on educating women entrepreneurs to succeed, specifically around access to capital and leveraging technology to scale. Joined by nearly 100 women entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders, the event shined a spotlight on the startup ecosystem and investment opportunities in India.
It has been reported that womenâ€™s entrepreneurship rates rose globally by 13 percent in 2017, reflecting the broader momentum of increased female representation across the public and private sectors in many regions around the world. However, access to capital and technology, as well as cultural and political barriers, continue to limit the success of women-owned businesses.
The event aimed at empowering women across the globe by removing barriers to entrepreneurship, accelerating positive change that allows them to thrive.
The Women Funding Women session brought together women from within Dell EMC, and beyond to present on topics including milestones, challenges, and other realities faced by women in their entrepreneurial journey. Bharati Jacob, Founder & Partner, Seedfund, Subhra Chadda â€“ Co-founder, Chumbak, Shabari Raje, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Find Me A Shoe, Ranjana Nair, Co-Founder & CEO, Ray IoT Solutions and Shruti Sinha, Co-Founder & COO, Rehash Technologies, were the key participants.