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Ritika Bajaj, founder of MeritC2 - Creatives and Communications Ritika Bajaj shares with The NextWomen her top seven key tools for entrepreneurial success, drawing on her own experiences of starting up her own enterprise, design and content house MeritC2 - Creatives and Communications

Melanie Richards, Founder of CSR Solutions Limited

Akosua Edwards talks to Melanie Richards about CSR Solutions, a Caribbean based business focused on Sustainability and Social Responsibility and the importance of these issues in both Business and Society. 

Captain Sustainability to the rescue……

Melanie Richards is the founder and principal consultant of CSR Solutions Limited. A business, based in Trinidad and Tobago, which specializes in social responsibility and sustainability. CSR Solutions Limited must be one of the first of its kind within the Caribbean region, seeking to help organisations to be more socially and environmentally responsible, and to understand and address the important role that they play in society.

Ingrid Vanderveldt, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell.Katerina Zherebtsova of The NextWomen interviews Ingrid Vanderveldt, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell.

Coworking appealed to Victoria so much that she started a business around it. Victoria Arnold, coworking enthusiast and founder of online ventures Desk Union and Homestayfriend, talks to The NextWomen about the growing trend of coworking, considering how this trend can help startups to progress, and why it particularly appeals to women in business. 

Kristel Kuit, founder of Headroom Assistance.

Kristel Kuit, founder of personal assistant services company Headroom Assistance, talks to The NextWomen about the importance of action in entrepreneurship, and shares her top tips for success when starting a business.

Alexandra Du Sold with the talented women weavers whose beautiful work inspired APOCCAS. Alexandra Du Sold, founder of luxury label APOCCAS, shares with The NextWomen the inspiration behind her business, and offers advice on how to deal with the turbulent challenges and successes of the entrepreneurial journey, drawing on her own experiences of leaving a successful career in finance behind and founding APOCCAS.

Yann has personally advised more than 50 startup founding and management teams or their boardsYann Mauchamp is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.

Located in Paris, France, Yann is the founding CEO of, the business performance advisory network focused on sustainable growth, including international business development, headhunting strategy and innovation management for investors and entrepreneurs. 

Yann advises entrepreneurs and their investors regarding high-level strategy, portfolio management and growth development and management (deal sourcing, deal scouting, due diligence, exit strategies)

Yann is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here

Profit Magazine named Kelsey Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur two years in a row (2012 & 2013).Kelsey Ramsden is a Canadian entrepreneur, and the founder of, a business services firm and SparkPlay, a children’s subscription company. In 2005, Kelsey also founded Belvedere Place Development, a construction firm, and Tallus Ridge Development, a residential project management company, both located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Singapore is fast becoming recognised as a gateway to the rest of Asia by businesses looking to grow globally. John McHugh, Property Marketing Manager at MAG Property the property and development arm of leading UK airport operator Manchester Airports Group, talks to The NextWomen about some of the best business cities in the world, and what they offer to the business owners who decide to locate their companies within them.

Jennifer Corriero, Co-Founder of TakingITGlobalEstelle Ah-Kiow of The NextWomen meets Jennifer Corriero, Founder of online community TakingITGlobal, whose mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.