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UNDP in Papua New Guinea and the Australian Government recently launched an extraordinary venture, first of its kind in PNG – the Kumul GameChangers – to support for-profit impact enterprises in PNG.  Keeping entrepreneurs at the core, the venture recognizes that for entrepreneurs and their innovations, the knowledge and capital required for their success need to come together so that this emerging cadre of GameChangers can accelerate solutions to the national challenge of exclusion and fractured development. 

Skills CFA, the UK’s largest provider, registration and certification authority for apprenticeships and worked based education, were delighted not only with the sheer numbers of apprentices graduating at this year’s Advanced and Higher Business Skills ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 19th November at the Central Hall Westminster, but also with their guest speakers who awarded the graduates.

One of the largest surveys of business angels in the UK has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. 

Once again, there’s a slow down in the global economy. I know a way we can mitigate that decline. Get more women in the workforce! In fact, this is BEST moment in time for millions of women graduating from universities in emerging economies to find or create jobs in their countries. 

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.