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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’.

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

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.

Women In Logistics Awards 2013 - Company of the YearThe nine individuals and two companies in the running for awards at the Women in Logistics annual conference and awards have been unveiled.

The most popular across four categories will be honoured at a glittering ceremony in Warwickshire on the evening of Friday June 27, in the company of the judges Professor Richard Wilding and Ruth Waring, and special guest Mrs Beverley Bell, the UK's first female traffic commissioner.

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for womenRSM (Rotterdam School of Management) is committed to contributing to the development of women entrepreneurs.

With this in mind, they are running an entrepreneurial bootcamp designed for women who have thought at one time or another about starting an entrepreneurial venture.

The programme will provide insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

Dan Heaf (BBC Worldwide)The Dublin Web Summit is a technology-industry conference held in Dublin, Ireland since 2010. The event is Europe's biggest tech conference and one of the world's largest. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and the audience is a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups together with a range of people from across the global technology industry, as well as related industries.

The event is held over three days. Attendance at the conference has grown from 500 attendees in 2010, to over 10,000 in 2013 from 78 countries. 

Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman tell The NextWomen what they took away from the 2013 event. 

In many ways the Dublin Web Summit is one of the top startup events in Europe. In three short years Paddy Cosgrove has grown the event from little more than a tech meet up on the periphery of Europe into a global gathering of who's who in the tech community.

TEDxWomen 2013 – Invented HereTED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences  founded in 1984 as a one-off event. TED events are held throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Asia and offer live streaming of the talks. By May 2013, over 1,500 talks were available free online and by November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide.

Each year, hundreds of TED events are held across the globe. These conferences and talks are meant to deliver insight into ‘ideas worth spreading’. And as part of TED’s multi-year conversation, TEDWomen 2013 celebrated a conversation with innovative women across the planet, with the theme: 'Invented here'.

The WEConnect Conference 2013Griselda Kumordzie Togobo shares her top 10 takeaways from The WEConnect Conference 2013.

The WEConnect Conference was one of the most productive conferences I’ve attended in a long time. The event was packed with female entrepreneurs and representatives from WEConnect corporate partners.  

The keynote speaker was Laura Tenison, Founder & MD of JoJo Maman Bébé. Laura shared some riveting stories of how she raised money to start the business and also to fund growth. It’s always inspiring to hear strong successful women share the stories.

Teaching sessions were run by some certified women business owners including a talk by Yvonne Thompson and Alex McMurtrie about the UK honours system. Women were encouraged to nominate each other for awards especially as many women were really making a difference in their communities.

Clover Lewis reporter for The NextWomen shares some inspiring moments from the fourth We Own It Summit.Clover Lewis, who attended the fourth We Own It Summit as a reporter for The NextWomen, shares the top six inspirational and useful takeaways from the event.

Highlights for participants of the WOIS included several thought-provoking keynotes from entrepreneurial women like Janneke Niesson (Twitter: @janneke_improve), responding with expertise to the myriad of questions the audience fielded to them. Further highlights included 15 discussion salons held over the 2 days, with all attendees invited to engage in discussions covering a wide range of Summit-focused topics. Needless to say, each salon I attended was packed and lively, with speakers, panellists, and attendees all energetically contributing to the discussions and talks.

As this was the first WOIS I’ve attended (but certainly not my last!), I am excited to share this ‘mash up’ of interviews, high calibre advice, and inspirations gathered from the WOIS 2013 discussion:

The Global Pitch Competition at the We Own It SummitThe NextWomen Editorial Assistant Alyssa Davison reviews the Global Pitch Competition at the We Own It Summit, organised by Astia and The NextWomen.

Dare I proclaim that, with two events under my belt, I am well on my way to becoming a pitch veteran? The most recent event I attended, The Global Pitch Competition at the fourth annual We Own It Summit, really opened my eyes to how powerful a polished presentation can be. Read on to find out why...

Some context about the event itself: the Global Pitch Competition was the main event of the 2013 We Own It Summit, organised by Astia and The NextWomen. Competing for a cash prize of £20,000 (provided by the sponsors Technology Strategy Board, Microsoft and Astia Angel) five finalists had been selected to pitch their business models in front of six judges.