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.
Cathi participated in the DWEN Summit in South Africa in 2016. She says, “DWEN gave me access to capital, technology, and great connections. It’s opened doors to other women-owned businesses I’ve been able to partner with around the globe”
This year’s DWEN Summit will be held in San Francisco, California on July 17-18. The summit will bring together over 150 of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs, international media and Dell executives for two days of collaboration, thought leadership and networking.