Elizabeth Gore

co-founder and president of Hello Alice, and Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell Technologies
Elizabeth Gore
  • Oversees Dell’s advocacy efforts to support global entrepreneurship
  • Former UN Vice President of Global Partnerships and first-ever UN Foundation Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Chairman of the Board for Alice, the first-ever AI tool for entrepreneurs
  • Multifaceted speaker with insights on the intersection of entrepreneurship, government, technology, and business

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Elizabeth Gore is a highly accomplished business leader and humanitarian who has made significant contributions to the world of finance, technology, and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder and president of Hello Alice, she is committed to empowering small and medium businesses to achieve equitable access to capital, by building the largest community of business owners in the country, hosting over one point four million SMBs. Through her work, Elizabeth is breaking down barriers for entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, including women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Prior to her role at Hello Alice, Elizabeth served as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell Technologies, where she played a key role in driving initiatives to advocate for small and medium businesses across 33 countries under Dell and EMC. Currently, Elizabeth sits on the Board for Bunker Labs, an entrepreneur organization for Veterans and military spouses. She also advises the growth of purpose-driven companies and is an investing limited partner with Portfolia fund. Elizabeth is an advisor to Ring Ventures, a Texas A&M University oriented investment fund, and part owner of Gore Family Vineyards in Sonoma County.

Elizabeth served the United Nations Foundation for nearly a decade, where she was on the leadership team and founded strategic grassroots efforts like Nothing But Nets and Girl Up which have had a profound impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. Elizabeth is the emeritus chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and continues to play an active role in supporting entrepreneurship initiatives around the world. Elizabeth is a proud former United States Peace Corps Volunteer where she served in Bolivia, South America. 

Elizabeth has been recognized for her work in various media outlets, including ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, Fortune, Glamour, and Time. She has also been named one of People magazine’s “Top 100 Extraordinary Women,” one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Women to Watch.” 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Elizabeth is a world champion equestrian, a sprint triathlete, and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness on behalf of the UN. She serves on the board of The Global Entrepreneurship Network, which operates a platform of projects and programs in 180+ countries.

Elizabeth holds an undergraduate and masters degree from Texas A&M University and resides in Sonoma County, CA with her husband, James Gore, a California elected official, and their two hilarious children.  Oh, and she is obsessed with fishing and movies.


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Activism and Female Empowerment

Unlocking Innovators & Driving Intrapreneurship. As Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Elizabeth Gore works to foster an innovative culture at Dell that empowers employees to develop unique ideas and build novel solutions to old and new problems alike. With this highly-tailored talk, Elizabeth—a firm believer that entrepreneurship is a “mindset”—explains how large corporations can unlock hidden innovators within their organization or how smaller businesses can drive scaled success while retaining an entrepreneurial and innovative culture. Citing the importance of giving credit where credit is due, creating greater access to tech and capital, promoting “fast failure,” leveling the playing field for all employees, and even being open to taking an outside-in approach to innovation, Elizabeth offers a road map for corporations looking to get ahead of trends and attract and retain skilled talent.

Women’s & Girl’s Leadership. Recently, Elizabeth Gore worked with more than 80 founders and CEO's to draft a letter to the president about one of the US’s greatest economic opportunities: Women entrepreneurs. According to Gore and her team at Dell, American GDP would rise by $30 billion if women and men participated equally in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Elizabeth talks with her trademark honesty and humor about how she became the first woman in her family to attend college and then went on to work at the UN and alongside Michael Dell. In a moving and empowering presentation, she explains the issues currently holding women back, including a lack of operational support and financial backing, and why, despite creating businesses at twice the rate of men, women are failing a disproportionally higher rate. Highlighting solutions as well as the programs she has personally crafted and implemented to help women globally, this speech is a powerful and positive rallying cry for women leaders.

Building A Purpose-Driven Culture. A key tenet of Elizabeth’s entrepreneurial philosophy is the belief that culture drives performance. In other words, the difference between good and great may be an invisible “it” factor known as purpose; whether it’s viewed as a mission statement, a way to differentiate your product from another, or a way to attract employees and customers, purpose sets companies apart. Going beyond theory, Elizabeth explains how to create and maintain a purpose-driven culture. Drawing on anecdotes from her time crafting multimillion dollar campaigns with the UN and at Dell, Elizabeth blows wide open the myths surrounding purpose-driven success and inspires audiences to build success stories of their own.

The importance Of Corporate Social Responsibility. With this talk, Elizabeth explains the difference between personal values and corporate culture and illustrates the ways these belief systems can and should overlap to better a corporation and its employees. She explores the delicate balancing act between promoting thick profit-margins and altruism, and illustrates how companies can be profitable while simultaneously encouraging positive social outcomes.

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