This week, Dell EMC, in partnership with GirlCrew, hosted the first Dell EMC Supper Club in Dublin. The event was the first in a series of Supper Clubs planned for the coming year to be hosted by Dell EMC in collaboration with GirlCrew.
The initiative was developed to support female entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses and their networks. The events are designed for female founders and to provide them with the opportunity to meet fellow female entrepreneurs and share stories while also having the opportunity to speak with experts from Dell EMC on a range of topics from sales, management, logistics, legal advice, marketing and business development.
Speaking at the event Aisling Keegan, Vice President and General Manager for Dell EMC Ireland, said: “Dell EMC has a strong track record of supporting entrepreneurs through the work of our Entrepreneur in Residence and the dedicated Dell for Entrepreneurs programme which provides mentorship, support and access to financing for growing start-up businesses. As a company, we also run 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.”
“With this focus in mind we wanted to develop a programme for female entrepreneurs in Ireland. By working with GirlCrew we hope we can support many female entrepreneurs across the country as they continue to develop and grow their ideas. Our first event was a great success. I was really impressed by the company ideas of the female founders that attended. We’re really looking forward to our next event and growing the Dell EMC Supper Club network across Ireland with GirlCrew.”
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. The first meeting of the Dell EMC Supper Club went really well and the feedback from everyone who attended was very positive. We are growing a network of female founders globally, as we think it is very important for entrepreneurs to help each other get ahead. The Dell EMC Supper Club will be a great resource for our members in this space.”
Founded by Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham and Aine Mulloy, GirlCrew has more than 80,000 members across 46 cities worldwide.
The date for the next Dell EMC Supper Club with GirlCrew will be announced in July. Entrepreneurs looking to take part will receive more information through the Dell EMC social channels as well as through GirlCrew.