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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. 

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.

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.

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.

Leesa Muirhead, Founder, Adessy AssociatesWomen are powerful catalysts as world changers and tend to have a close relationship with their local communities and a sense of connection with the wider world. Women’s influence is expanding and as more women develop businesses, products and services, many have a deep desire to contribute to making a difference and creating sustainable, positive change.

Supporting the central role women play in influencing and shaping society, a new fellowship focused on elevating the social impact of influential women (and men) is launching this November.

Pioneers for Change actively seeks to gather a community of international wealth holders and inheritors, entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, career changers and talented thinkers and do-ers.

Happy New Year! New Year is a time for new beginnings, but also a time for celebrating the best moments of the previous year.  2013 was a great year for The NextWomen and we couldn’t have done it without you, our community. So, to mark the occasion, we’re announcing the top ten most popular The NextWomen articles of 2013, judged by the amount of times they have been read by you!

We’re really looking forward to what 2014 has in store, and we’ve got some inspirational articles and high profile interviews lined up for you over the coming months.

 

We are so excited about the relaunch of our Business Advice Programme and all the amazing NextAdvisors we have lined up, ready to give you the expertise you need to make your business fly! Amongst them is Polly Gowers, CEO and Founder of Everyclick and one of the best connected women in British business! 

To celebrate and showcase the wonderful high profile entrepreneurs, investors and experts who have signed up to provide advice to our community, we'll be publishing articles and interiews with them from the archives.

Here is our interview with Polly Gowers from 2011.

For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here. 

Polly Gowers is CEO and Founder of Everyclick, which has recently launched its Give As You Live service. Give as you Live lets internet users raise funds for their chosen charities for free as they shop online. With every purchase a consumer makes from 1,300 leading retailers, a donation is made to any of the UK’s 220,000 charities, as chosen by the shopper.

To date, over £2m has been disbursed to a wide range of charities through Everyclick’s technology platform.

Polly has been shortlisted for Director magazine’s Best Connected Women in British Business competition, alongside names such as Martha Lane Fox and Sarah Browne.

This is what Polly had to say when we interviewed her:

 

Wall StreetKnown as The First Woman of Finance, Muriel Siebert was the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to head one of the NYSE's member firms. She joined the 1,365 male members of the exchange on . Alisa Roost looks at her legacy.

Just over two weeks ago, Muriel Siebert died. In 1993, I worked as a temporary employee for her company, Siebert Financial Corporation. The culture of that company differed from any other place I temped; she created a nurturing firm and I learned an invaluable lesson: women need to negotiate on their own behalf.

Rania Anderson looks at the recent global study completed by Dell and The Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute (GEDI), which measured and ranked conditions for high-potential female entrepreneurs in 17 countries.

If you look at the data, you will see that the progress of women in business leadership has stalled.

It seems counterintuitive when globally, education, employment and entrepreneurship rates for women are rising. All over the world governments, organizations, businesses and individuals strive to capitalize on the rise of highly educated women. They seek to find the winning formula that will increase women entrepreneurship and drive economic prosperity. There are more programs than ever before to help accelerate women in business and women are getting mentors and sponsors, training and resources.