In 2009, Simone Brummelhuis, co-founder of IENS.nl, started TheNextWomen in London. Coming from a background in tech entrepreneurship, she was well aware of the challenges entrepreneurs face – especially when it comes to gaining access to knowledge, capital and the right community. Through content and the organization of events, she increased the network of TheNextWomen.

Today, TheNextWomen provides female founders, professionals and investors access to that very significant knowledge, capital & network. We believe in new opportunities, new ideas, new perspectives and new exciting ventures. With TheNextWomen membership & partners and TheNextWomen Fund we connect with each other to enlarge the influence and impact of successful women. Our network helps women get equal representation, investments and power. In this way, we help build financially healthy and strong inclusive companies.


The team

Everything that grows, needs the right environment to flourish. Next to a community of amazing women, TheNextWomen is operated by 7 female professionals in the fields of growth, partnerships & projects. Because we are fueled by our dedication to establish change, we are truly unstoppable. Nice to meet you!

Simone Brummelhuis (founder TheNextWomen): “I’m proud of the more than 150 female startup founders that enroll in our Pitch Competition every year. They realize that our network of influential female entrepreneurs can and will help them grow.”

The Founders

The office

We’re currently holding office at Capital C (Weesperplein 4B). Are you an entrepreneur? There’s room for you too! We’re offering desk space in an inspiring work environment with other ambitious female entrepreneurs. In addition, The Next Women community hosts great events, meetups & a network of experts.

Join us at Capital C! Contact us to find out how.

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