TheNextWomen100 Event


In the last seven years TheNextWomen has celebrated the success of female entrepreneurs by creating an annual list, putting a spotlight on their achievements and generating visible rolemodels. The list started out with 50 women, but has evolved into TheNextWomen100; 100 successful female entrepreneurs, divided over 6 categories.

This year it's more important than ever! With reports coming out showing the ever so present gender gap not closing, it's up to organisations like ours to help female entrepreneurs where ever we can. Because when women support women, amazing things happen!
That's why we've also added TheNextWomen to Watch list to our annual moment of celebration. For the last three years, female entrepreneurial talent that wasn't quit ready to be a TheNextWomen100 got a spot in TheNextWomen to Watch. These entrepreneurs are on their way to change the world.
The Launch | May 28
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Every year we festively launch the list during TheNextWomen Summit, but as all good entrepreneurs know: you have to kill your darlings. That's why we've decided to skip the Summit a year. It's been great, fantastic & awesome to host an event for 1000 female entrepreneurs, investors. & professionals, but this year we're doing this different.

This year's launch will be part of an exclusive dinner for:

TheNextWomen100 - TheNextWomen to Watch - TheNextWomen Members - TheNextWomen Crowd Fund & our partners.
During this dinner TheNextWomen will do what we do best; match entrepreneurs, investors and professionals to relevant people from the network.
Someone to help your business go to the next fase. Someone that might have the same plans for the future and collaboration could mean more success. Someone that is looking to invest in a business like yours. Someone that's just a good laugh or conversation.
You will walk away from this evening with at least 3 relevant connections, that will help you make to next step.
Because when women support women, amazing things happen! (and sometimes a man can help as well)
16:00 Welcome
16:30 Opening by TheNextWomen
16:40 Keynote by Simone Kukenheim | Deputy Mayor City of Amsterdam
17:00 Networking | Round 1
18:00 Networking | Round 2
19:15 Keynote by Danie Bles | CEO ByDanie
19:30 Diner
20:00 Keynote by Aukje Kuypers | CEO Kuijpers & Zakenvrouw van 't Jaar 2018
20:15 Launch TheNextWomen100 & TheNextWomen to Watch by Simone Brummelhuis | Founder TheNextWomen
21:15 Keynote by Alexandra Jankovich | CEO SparkOptimus
22:00 The End

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TheNextWomen100 aims to promote an inclusive eco-system of entrepreneurs and enterprises. In this eco-system startups, investors, entrepreneurs and corporate businesses bear the responsibility towards one another to stimulate the economy, by advising and investing in each other. Female leaders are under-represented in this eco-system, causing the Dutch economy to miss out on important growth opportunities. Only 8% of all high-growth entrepreneurs are women; only 4% of all investors are women; and only 5% of female startups successfully gain access to venture capital. What’s more, women entrepreneurs have a harder time breaking through the 1 million euros turnover barrier. By giving visibility to today’s most important and innovative female leaders, and to leading female tech and high-growth startups, TheNextWomen stimulates the entire eco-system, while showing both male and female investors that there is healthy deal flow. TheNextWomen100 nominees stimulate each other. We also ask TheNextWomen100 to actively support startups. To further promote this economic cycle and a healthy and inclusive eco-system, we launched TheNextWomen Crowd Fund, allowing experienced female leaders to invest in female startups. TheNextWomen is the only research & development project, event, network and fund that focuses on bringing together experienced female entrepreneurs and innovative startups.

Comite of Recommendation 2018

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TheNextWomen100 is based on extensive research, a survey selecting on hard criteria such as turnover, number of employees and substantial interest of the enterprises, while at the same time focusing on the digital and transformative power of the entrepreneurs, their function as a role model, and their vision for the future. A large Committee of Recommendation supports our research team with their expertise, network and critical eye.

Sacha Engels

Investor, Supervisory Boardmember and Strategic Business Advisor

Jacqueline Prins

Director Gender and LGBT Equality bij Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Simone Kukenheim

Aldeman D66 City of Amsterdam | Education - Youth - Diversity

Tjarda Molenaar

Managing Director Dutch Private Equity Association

Angelique Heemels

Partner at EY

Harry Helwegen

Chairman BAN Nederland

Jan Bonjer

Editor in Chief Het Financieel Dagblad

Elske Doets

CEO Jan Doets | Zakenvrouw van 't Jaar 2017

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Public Transport
Take the tram, train or metro to Amsterdam Central Station.
Follow the signs "IJ-Zijde", the ferry to Amsterdam North will depart from there.
Take the free ferry to "Buiksloterweg" (2 minutes).
The ferry runs 24/7

Per bike
Follow the signs ‘IJ-Zijde’ at the Amsterdam Central Station
Take the free ferry to "Buiksloterweg" (2 minutes).
The ferry runs 24/7
Park your bike on the front side of the building

By car
Use the adress, Overhoeksplein 1, on your navigationsystem.
You can reach A’DAM through the IJtunnel and the Ringweg A10
Follow the S116 and take the exit towards S118 past the Johan van Hasseltweg
Turn left at the traffic lights towards the Mosplein
Take the third exit at the roundabout; Hagendoornweg
Take the fourth street on your right at the Hagendoornweg (just before the church), you drive onto the Meidoornweg
At the end of the Meidoornweg turn left and after that the first right towards the Van der Pekbrug
Keep straight ahead and follow the temporary signs that guide you to the A’DAM Toren
You arrive at the parking thatstates ‘Welcome to the Pleasuredome’
You can park here 24/7, € 1 per 20 minutes (only pin or creditcard)