Dell recently commissioned a new study on women entrepreneurship called Dell Women’s Global Entrepreneurship Study, highlighting positive growth trends for female entrepreneurs in India. The study also examined indicators of business confidence among wome
Dell recently commissioned a new study on women entrepreneurship called Dell Women’s Global Entrepreneurship Study, highlighting positive growth trends for female entrepreneurs in India. The study also examined indicators of business confidence among women entrepreneurs in different countries, along with their motivations, financing options and sources of support.
“Women are playing increasingly important roles in leadership and we’re seeing some of the most exciting global growth coming from female-led companies,” said Moira Forbes, Publisher, Forbes Woman.
“I recently traveled to Asia for the inaugural, Forbes Forum and saw first-hand how the region’s female business leaders and entrepreneurs are changing the face of business and India is at the forefront of this phenomenon,” Forbes added.
The key findings of the study revealed that 71 percent of female entrepreneurs in India say their business is very successful, and eight in 10 say they are hiring. In terms of technology needs, 74 percent say their technology needs are getting more complex while 90 percent of female entrepreneurs, here, started their business while maintaining their day job.
The study will be released at the international networking event organized by Dell called Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network (DWEN) at the Leela Palace in the capital from June 17-19, 2012. DWEN is an annual global women entrepreneurs meet hosted in a different country each year. It was previously conducted in Shanghai (2010) and Rio de Janeiro (2011).
The event is structured around the theme, “Innovation through Collaboration” with speakers from Canada, the United States, Brazil, China, Japan, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network will address topics such as doing business in India, social entrepreneurship and strategic giving, sustainability, customer engagement, social media strategy, going global, and more.