An initiative to support female entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses and their networks, the Dell EMC Supper Club, was launched today in partnership with GirlCrew. The Supper Club will meet regularly, bringing female entrepreneurs at similar stages on their start-up journey together around a table to exchange advice and to share ideas and strategies for success.
Dell EMC has a strong track record of supporting entrepreneurs through the work of its Entrepreneur in Residence and the dedicated Dell Entrepreneurs programme which provides mentorship, support and access to financing for growing start-up businesses.
The company also runs the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN), an annual gathering of female entrepreneurs established to address some of the challenges faced by women when starting and growing their businesses. The 8th annual DWEN Summit will be held in San Francisco, California in July, bringing together entrepreneurs for two days of collaboration, thought leadership and networking.
Aisling Keegan, Vice President and General Manager for Dell EMC Ireland, said: “We have received feedback from women entrepreneurs around the globe – consistently they highlight the value of fostering a network and facilitating the exchange of ideas with other female entrepreneurs as invaluable in helping them to grow their businesses.
“Our Supper Club, run in partnership with GirlCrew, will create an opportunity for female entrepreneurs to gather together on a regular basis to share insights, ideas and experiences. Team members from Dell EMC will also share advice on how to build for growth and scale from day one, how to navigate international markets, embrace digital transformation and access finance.
“While it is not possible for everyone to go to San Francisco for the DWEN summit, we aim to have our own summit style discussions over supper!”
Pamela Newenham, Co-Founder of GirlCrew, which is partnering Dell EMC on the Supper Club, said: “GirlCrew is a start-up focused on creating opportunities for fun, friendship and networking. We are really excited to be teaming up with Dell EMC. GirlCrew is a platform for women to make friends and these Supper Clubs perfectly complement what we do.”
The first meeting of the Dell EMC Supper Club will take place on June 21st in Dublin. Entrepreneurs looking to take part will receive more information through the Dell EMC social channels as well as through GirlCrew.
Founded by Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy, GirlCrew has more than 80,000 members across 46 cities worldwide.