Ramon Ray recently attended the 10th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Singapore. The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) connects female entrepreneurs across the globe with networks, sources of capital, knowledge, and technology, giving them the power to do more. Ramon was able to score some exclusive one-one time with some of the presenters/attendees and they had some fantastic advice to give! Take a closer look at each interview for even more insights from this year’s summit.
Aditi Balbir is revolutionizing the hospitality industry in India. Her business makes vacation rentals more reputable and more efficiently managed. She’s been running her business for over 5 years and her advice to new entrepreneurs is to above all else, “run your business with profitability as your main goal.”
Cheryl Liew-Chng offers great and applicable insight on balancing your work life and your personal life. She even built a business around the very idea! The 24-Hour Woman based on the premise that women entrepreneurs can partake in all the joys of life, even with just 24 hours in a day.
If you’ve ever wondered whether CRM is the right choice for your business, let Melissa Shepard clear up any doubts you have. Melissa is a CRM and Salesforce expert with over 20 years of experience in CRM improvements and innovations and believes CRM can only make your business better.
Michele is an entrepreneur who has owned several businesses and in doing so has found the secret recipe to building and scaling a business without sacrificing your personal life and goals. She says the key is that you have to “think about the life that you want,” and build and scale your business around that vision.
For Sabrina, founder and CEO of Skin Inc, the transition from the tech industry to skincare wasn’t an easy one. But her hard-won lessons on perseverance should serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere.
Erick highlights some of the take-aways from this year’s summit. The opportunity to come together in a community of support with companies that are having similar issues and the ability to have authentic conversations helps attendees solve critical problems is invaluable. Erick also talks on the importance of having a strong CRM infrastructure and how good data enables businesses to make better decisions. He also touches on issues that women exclusively face, including lack of access to capital funding.
Kate & Clare
This pair of entrepreneurs each own their own businesses but work together to maximize what they bring to the table. These complementary businesses are both female-run, which Kate and Clare admit has been a challenge in Ireland where the pool of inspiration for female business owners is small.