NYSE Euronext & The Next Women join International Women's Day

NYSE Euronext joins the International Women’s Day movement by bringing together those at the top of their game to discuss entrepreneurship and the economy, access to capital, public policy around new business development and corporate social responsibility.

NYSE Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris will recognize International Women’s Day by opening or closing the trading day on March 8 with female leaders and executives representing various philanthropic and entrepreneurial organizations.

The Next Women will perform the bell ceremony on International Women's Day for TheNextWomen100, the 100 most successful businesswomen in the Netherlands.

On 8 March 2013, International Women's Day, Simone Brummelhuis, publisher of The Next Women - Business Media, will perform the bell ceremony to  officially open the trading of the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam in honor of the annual launch of the TheNextWomen100. This list consists of the 100 most important businesswomen from the Netherlands who run their own businesses with millions of turnover, employ between 5 and 1000 people, have a substantial shareholding and aare role models for starting entrepreneurs. At the bell ceremony a large number of entrepreneurs from TheNextWomen100 is present.

TheNextWomen100 shows that female entrepreneurship in the Netherlands, is both socially and economically significant. According to a survey of over 300 leading and most successful businesses run by women, these businesswomen are particularly positive in the current economic crisis: almost 70% of women plans to hire new staff in the next twelve months.

The Next Women's mission is to create and promote an inclusive ecosystem of female start-ups, established role models, experts and investors. The goal is,  both globally and locally, to advise, inspire and connect ambitious entrepreneurial women online and offline.

Annually TheNextWomen100 is organized to further shape the ecosystem of new and established women entrepreneurs, investors and experts. A more inclusive ecosystem has positive effects on the growth potential of women entrepreneurs and the economy as a whole. Partners of TheNextWomen100 are Schaap and Citroen, Kennedy Van der Laan, ABNAmro, Adfab Digital, Ministry of Economic Affairs and FD Media Group.

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