Our Commitment to Pay It Forward

I’m so excited to be at Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) event in Istanbul, Turkey this week. The theme for this year’s event is Pay it Forward, and we ha’ve been exploring how women can grow and scale their businesses. Pay it Forward is a movement to harnesses the power of our collective networks to positively impact the future of women’s entrepreneurship around the world. We believe if one woman helps another woman, who in turn helps another 10 women, businesses, communities and ultimately economies, will prosper. 

Dell is committed to impacting one million women entrepreneurs by the end of 2015, and that’s no small task. It takes each of us helping women to advance, and in turn, inspiring those women to support others. Join us! Log your gestures at www.dell.com/payitforward

More about the Pay it Forward movement:

Here’s the Livestream of the kickoff session from this year’s DWEN:

Karen Quintos

About the Author: Karen Quintos

Karen Quintos is Dell’s first Chief Customer Officer (CCO), leading a global organization devoted to customer advocacy. Under Karen’s leadership, the CCO organization defines and develops Dell’s customer experience strategy and programs, with the goals of maximizing customer satisfaction, acquisition, retention and profitability. Karen is also responsible for Dell’s strategy and programs for Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion and Entrepreneurship — business imperatives she is passionate about and that matter to our customers and team members around the world. Previously at Dell, Karen served as senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer; vice president of Public Sector Marketing and North America Commercial; and she also held executive roles in services, support and supply chain management. Karen joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup, where she was vice president of Global Operations and Technology. She spent 12 years with Merck in marketing, operations and supply chain leadership positions. Karen earned a master’s degree in marketing and international business from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Pennsylvania State University. She is on the board of Lennox International and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She is also on the board of Penn State's Smeal College of Business, and a 2014 recipient of its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. Karen was listed among the most influential CMOs in the world by Forbes, and named 'Mother of the Year' by Working Mother magazine. She resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.