Lisa Malyon is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Lisa has fast-tracked her way through London’s PR and Marketing industry after graduating as a journalist in Leicester. Lisa was identified as a strong performer in B2C and B2B communications, enabling her to gain a wealth of experience that spans a global brand portfolio (100+) across retail, energy, leisure, licensed trade, motoring, travel, media and telecoms sectors.
Lisa’s client portfolio includes: British Gas, Shell, Facebook, eBay, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, O2, House of Fraser, Thorntons, Diageo, Nissan, Freesat, Ikea, Emirates, adidas, AVG, KFC, Disney, TalkTalk, Budgens and many more.
Lisa is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
As part of our interview series with the female heroes of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) we spoke to the Managing co-founder of Women on Wings and MBA alumna, Maria van der Heijden.
After graduating in business, Maria van der Heijden embarked on her career with a role Communications Manager for FloraHolland (the largest auction of cut flowers and plants in the world). She then moved on to become the Corporate Governance and Corporate Communications Manager at Rabobank Netherlands.
Maria has been an entrepreneur since 2001, guiding her ventures through major change. Since 2007 she has worked alongside Ellen Tacoma as the driving force behind Women on Wings, a foundation whose purpose it is to provide assistance in rural India and create 1 million jobs for Indian women. Maria van der Heijden is a wonderful example of a woman who uses her heart and her passion as a guide in both her life and her business.
Elaine Haines is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Elaine is an experienced senior manager/Director with over 25 years in commercial and/or marketing led positions, with a proven ability to rapidly analyse businesses and markets in order to identify opportunities for new revenue streams, clients and business development initiatives.
Her experience includes defining and implementing business growth strategies for SMEs and ‘blue-chip’ corporates, including raising venture finance and writing Sales Prospectus. In addition to growing alliances and partnerships to sell technology directly and indirectly to both SMEs and global corporates, Elaine has worked with senior partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Founders of high growth start-ups.
She has held positions with responsibility for Sales and Marketing, Operations, HR and Commercial Development through strategic acquisition. In her development work she draws on the skills and experience of Consulting Women and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Elaine is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
Christina Vaughan is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Christina, Image Source’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, brings more than 22 years of experience in the creation, distribution and marketing of commercial imagery to Image Source, the company that she founded in 1999.
Vaughan set up the business on her own and it has grown today into the world’s leading independent stock photography agency, trading through a network of more than 200 photo agencies in over 80 countries as well as direct sales in the UK, USA and Germany. Image Source recently acquired Cultura Creative.
Christina has extensive experience as a panellist and industry commentator and has played an active role in leadership and direction within several industry trade bodies including PACA, ASPP and BAPLA. She has just stepped down as President of the European Photography Trade organisation, CEPIC, having served for 4 years in which CEPIC raised its profile and EU lobbying level as well as becoming the defacto centre of the picture industry.
Christina is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
Paul Grant is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Paul is an experienced entrepreneur, business coach and speaker, who started his entrepreneurial journey by founding a company offerering London-wide catering to the corporate and retail markets. From there, Paul has launched several businesses and helped many more entrepreneurs build high growth companies.
Paul has previously been involved with the investment community, building a network of over 500 business angels at Capital Partners Private Equity.
More recently as founder of "The Funding Game" and a partner of the British Library IP and Business Centre, Paul holds regular workshops which offer a practical approach for entrepreneurs seeking capital for early-stage and growing ventures.
Paul's passion is playing a part in helping other entrepreneurs enjoy the ride in launching and running their own successful businesses.
Paul is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
Therese S Kinal is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme. Therese is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unleash, a disruptive innovator in the management education and consulting industry.
She has experience working across a broad range of industries, including professional services, healthcare, FMCG, retail and fashion, IT, property development and education.
She is the co-author of Unleashing: The Future of Work and works with clients on a range of management issues, including: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Future of Organisations, Leadership Development, Organisational Change, Adaptive Strategy Execution, Living Brand and Complex Problem Solving etc.
Therese is listed in Management Today's 35 Women Under 35 2013.
Therese is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
Sophie Neary is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice Programme.
Sophie is a veteran Internet entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in high growth start ups and major blue chips. She was on the management team of JCP, acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2000 and a founding director of the award winning BeatThatQuote.com, acquired by Google in 2011.
Sophie first started working with Internet platforms and services in 1995 when she was part of the team to launch Reuters’ first ever internet products.
After stepping back from her day-to-day role at BeatThatQuote (where she oversaw the development and roll out of the platform and looked after the marketing which resulted in BTQ beating Facebook to be the fastest growing website in the UK in 2007), Sophie became a freelance consultant.
Sophie is ready to start advising you on your business. For more details on The Business Advice Programme and to sign up, click here.
Jan Floyd-Douglass is one of the fantastic NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in The NextWomen's Business Advice Programme.
Through her business, The 9 Situations, Jan advises organisations on their business growth and change strategies. Jan coaches and mentors business owners and corporate leaders, and is a ‘recognised coach’ under the Government Growth Accelerator programme.
Jan particularly enjoys the leadership training and development side of her business activity; she is a qualified Level 7 Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor (from the Institute of Leadership and Management, Europe’s leading awarding body). In this capacity, she trains individuals in ILM Level 5 and Level 7 leadership coaching and mentoring qualifications, and offers structured coaching supervision to coaches.
Carolin Neumann is Co-Founder and first Chairman of Business Network Digital Media Women Association in Hamburg, which works to raise the visibility of women in digital professions.
Caroline is also editor-in-chief of VOCER, a non profit online magazine for media critique and debates, and supervises the development of their Innovation Media Lab, a fellowship programme for promising talents looking to experiment with new journalism outside the scopes of traditional media.
Alyssa spoke to Carolin about her mission to get more digital women onstage (and not just talking about being women!); the concept of "media literacy"; and her hopes for Digital Media Women's international expansion.
The NextWomen is busy re-launching our Business Advice Programme so that we can help get you the advice and expertise needed to make your business a real success. We have some incredible NextAdvisors already lined up and amongst our new recruits is Heidi Messer.
Heidi Messer is Co-founder and Chairman of Collective[i]™, a cloud-based business intelligence platform that enables business leaders to answer their toughest questions through big data analysis. Heidi is also Co-Founder and CEO of World Evolved, a global investment and expansion platform.
Prior to Collective[i]™and World Evolved, Heidi and her brother, Stephen Messer, co-founded LinkShare Corporation, which is host to one of the world’s largest online affiliate networks. Heidi and her brother built and managed LinkShare until its sale to Rakuten for $425 million in 2005.