Ingrid Vanderveldt

Empowering a Billion Women (EBW)

About Her Business & Career: Formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell, founding Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs, the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund and the Dell Founders Club, Ingrid Vanderveldt is now the founder, chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women, EBW Cares Distributors and Vanderveldt Global Investments. EBW seeks to not only empower women founders, but also to educate them and provide access to resources and a community to help them thrive. As well, EBW Distributors is the first woman-owned and -led platform for PPE distribution across the globe.

Why She Made the Worthy 100: Vanderveldt’s work to empower and uplift female entrepreneurs through education, mentorship and community makes her a worthy contender for this list, but it was her work in the health care space during COVID that really sealed the deal. EBW Cares Distributors is a medical supply ecosystem that helps get medical supplies to the organizations that need it, whether that be health care providers or organizations in the public and private sectors. Additionally, Vanderveldt also runs the EBW Foundation. Officially founded in 2016 to get cell phones to all women and girls to help solve the information and tech gap with the help of Dell, the mission shifted to help raise funding and provide resources and education for girls and women in developing countries. EBW teamed up with the nonprofit and now offers its EBW Business School for Women all over the globe for free.

Industry: Education/Professional Services

Year Founded: 2010

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

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