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Introducing Lendahand - a crowdfunding platform for Small to Medium sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) in upcoming economies. 

Megan Foo, Editorial Assistant and Regular Contributor of The NextWomen, talks about the importance of furthering economic opportunity for women in the developing world, highlighting the efforts of Shining Hope for Communities to promote women's economic empowerment in the Nairobi slums in Kenya.

I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.

We are very excited to announce that The Next Women, the first Women’s Online Business Magazine and Community, is launching in France.

September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.

Jurga Zilinskiene (centre) and attendees of The Rise of the Business Superwoman Trade Mission and London Dinner  This summer saw some exciting events for women in business; events which focused on acknowledging the rise of the ‘business superwoman’.

LogoSan Diego success story branches to East Coast.

Female-focused coworking space Hera Hub signed its first franchise agreement on Friday, April 11th 2014, officially expanding the business to Washington D.C. The San Diego based enterprise is now bi-coastal, the first agreement in a five year plan to open 200 locations all over the world.

Skyler McCurine talks to The NextWomen about her incredible experience speaking at a TEDx event and her journey to the stage.

Victoria Arnold, CEO of the corporate powered work space provider, Desk Union (and Next Women Advisee), talks to The NextWomen about the company's recent deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland, to launch the bank's first co-working space.

On the 17th July 2014 the world’s first digital market place for independent and interactive travel guidebooks, favoroute.com, went online.

World travelers can find an abundance of travel guidebooks that are completely independent and composed by the traveler him/herself. Travelers can choose (or share!) their favorite travel guides based on their specific wishes and be inspired by professional travel bloggers and travel journalists.

Winners and finalists of the 2014 Women in Logistics AwardsOn the 18th June, The Next Women reported on the shortlist for the Women in Logistics Awards 2014. Read more here. Well, a few weeks on and we now have great pleasure in being able to follow up on the winners.