GirlCrew and Dell EMC have joined forces this week to launch a new Supper Club specifically for female founders.
The Female Founder Supper Club will meet regularly and bring female founders with companies at similar stages together over dinner so they can exchange stories, advice, strategies and ideas.
Having completed the largest tech deal in history when acquiring EMC in 2015, Dell has experience in building for growth. The company will have team members at the supper club who are on hand to discuss everything from the transition to digital across your company to navigating the markets relevant to you.
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.
Speaking about the new initiative, Aisling Keegan, Vice President and General Manager for Dell EMC Ireland, said: “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!”
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Pamela Newenham, Co-Founder of GirlCrew, added: "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."
So if you’re a female founder in Ireland and interested in attending the first Dell EMC Supper Club on June 21st in Dublin, keep your eyes on the Dell EMC social channels and GirlCrew.
This article originally featured in the Dublin Globe. You can read more from them here.