Celebrate Women's Enterprise Day 2009 with The NextWomen

gew_logo_2009Today, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, it is Women's Enterprise Day which celebrates the 680,000 majority women-owned businesses in the UK which are generating £45 billion to the UK economy. In the words of the organisers they:

'want more women to unleash their talents and make their ideas happen'.

In honour of the event, we have been busy collating all the interviews and profiles of female internet heroes and startups that we have run over the past year, in one simple place. Today's the day to inspire, so have a read of our Female Internet Hero who we feel this week is doing great things for digital women and enterprise:



Martha Lane Fox, who earlier this year was appointed the Government's Digital Inclusion Champion.


Martha Lane Fox (Flickr, Lloyd Davis)

In addition The NextWomen have seized the day, and are proud to announce their END OF THE YEAR Kitchen Dinner - which is no mean feat when you consider they are still knee deep in preparations for tonights dinner - Wednesday December 16th 2009.

The NextWomen will tonight be celebrating Women's Enterprise Day in style, with a dinner for female entrepreneurs and investers from across the internet, at their BIG Kitchen Dinner.  In support of the Girls' Education Program of Room to Read, The NextWomen have organised a fantastic charity raffle with the following prizes:

•    Verve Search - One day SEO training course (worth £500)
•    Wahanda - £50 Gift Voucher for use in over 400 spas, salons and wellness centres.
•    Moonfruit - One SiteMaker Premium Package plus the latest iPod Nano with video.
•    George Sokol - 30 minute Piano lesson
•   Portobello Art & Stationers Ltd - 2010 diary
•    Pedlars in Noting Hill - True Grace candle
•    Idlewine.com - Wine package
•    Pure Style Hairdressers - Ceramic travel hair straighteners worth £100
•    The NextWomen - One pitch review
•    Rougefrog - A free one day marketing workshop
•    Loyens & Loeff - One hour brainstorming session on the legal aspects of funding and cooperation
•    Poldings - 12 months free hosting on their all inclusive business plan
•    About Time Group - Free text messaging and personal assistant service
•    The NextWomen - Female Internet Hero T-shirt
•    The NextWomen - Female Internet Hero T-shirt

If you are joining us tonight, make sure you bring all your spare money.  Tickets are:

  • 1 ticket £5
  • 3 tickets £10
  • 12 tickets £30
  • 30 tickets £50

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