The Next Women Team & Board
Simone Brummelhuis - CEO
She is founder and CEO of The NextWomen, and she is responsible for the formats of The Female Business Brand, such as Female Internet Heroes, Kitchen Dinners, & Pitching Events, Job Swaps and The NextWomen Mentoring programme. She manages The Next Women globally, and in particular The Netherlands.
Simone is frequently asked to be the expert, judge, mentor or speaker on conferences, business plan
competitions & awards.
She worked in for 10 years as an international corporate lawyer (Skadden, New York & Loeff Claeys Verbeke, Amsterdam, New York) and she is co-owner of VC backed IENS.n which she was managing director and was VP Europe of Astia.org, the venture accelerator programme for high-growth women-led companies.
See her LinkedIn for more information about Simone.
Beth Pitts - Global Editor
As Global editor of The NextWomen, Beth is responsible for our editorial strategy; she conducts interviews; co-ordinates our vibrant community of contributors; and manages relationships with our partners. Beth enjoys the flexibility that editing work brings by dividing her time between the UK and Ecuador.
See her LinkedIn for more information about Beth.
Maila Reeves - UK Editor
Maila Reeves is the UK Editor of The Next Women and responsible for the Pitch Events in the UK. Following a career in Law that included working with Norton Rose, both in London and Asia, Maila is now pursuing her passion as an entrepreneur and investor.
Whilst remaining committed to her various business ventures, Maila has taken on the additional role at The Next Women. Maila is passionate about making the business environment better for both men and women and hopes that within this new role, she can make inroads to fulfil this ambition.
See her LinkedIn for more information about Maila.
Joana Picq - Adviser
Joana Picq joined the NextWomen in November 2009 to run operations and further develop the business through new partnerships.She has moved since then to become a Adviser.
See her LinkedIn for more information about Joana.