CREATIVE WOMEN CONFERENCE 2017

30+ International Speakers Come Together to Share and Network with Women Leaders and Business Owners via Inspirational Keynote Speeches, Hands-On Workshops and Panel Discussions.

The annual Creative Women Conference, under the patronage of the Lady of Cyprus Mrs. Andri Anastasiades, was held on 4-7 May 2017 at the Elysium five-star resort in Paphos, Cyprus. This was the second annual gathering which brought together more than a hundred accomplished female leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

The conference addressed topics around entrepreneurship, health, wellness and beauty, business growth, innovation and women leadership.  Presentations, networking and hands-on workshops took place over the course of three days complimented with beachfront yoga sessions, networking lunches and dinners. There was an inspirational Ancient Greek performance “Taygete – one of the Pleiades” at Elysium’s amphitheatre and a spectacular Gala event at the end of the conference.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Elysium Hotel, Paphos

The Elysium is a five star, luxury spa hotel located in a beautiful city of Paphos.

Close to various ancient sights and beautiful seaside walks, The Elysium is only 20 minutes away from Paphos airport and 1.5 hours from Larnaca airport.

Hotel facilities:

  • Modern conference rooms
  • Outdoor and indoor pool/beach

  • Spa and Wellness area

  • On-site gym and outdoor activities
  • Business centre

WHY CYPRUS

The combination of warm sunshine, delicious Mediterranean food and regular flights from Europe makes Cyprus a fantastic conference destination, and the ideal place to spend three days discovering and exploring the world of creativity.  

The panel of influential female speakers come from diverse countries and are featured in:

Yelena Baturina is a businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose international career has spanned a whole spectrum of industries, from manufacturing to hospitality. Yelena is a self-made woman who has built her formidable business empire from scratch and to this day…

Yvonne Tsanos (AFNI) is General Manager and Projects Manager of ÖL Shipping Group and has been with the Group for 13 years now. Yvonne has a Legal Executive Diploma from Liverpool City Polytechnic, UK and is one of the founding…

Valeria Michael is the owner of one of the leading real estate agencies in Cyprus called Leto Properties. The company provides professional services such as property sales, rentals, investments and development. Throughout her years of entrepreneurship, she has received great…

Tiffany Hart is the Co-founder of ebook publishing startup, 7write B.V. (now Writing-Studio) from 2013 to 2016. At 24, she raised 250K EUR from investors in around Europe and Australia including the original investor of PayPal for her startup. Startupbootcamp…

In 1992, Maria returned to Cyprus from abroad, initially teaching under the Ministry of Education extra-curricular program, and then founded a private educational institution with primary focus on the visual arts. In 1998, Co-founded Kivotos Luxury Lifestyle which specializes in…

Dr. Manal Hussein Abdel Razek is currently the Chairwoman of Orascom Hotels & Development (OHD) and the senior consultant to Lazard Freres since 2014. For 22 years she served in the Egyptian government in many capacities; from 2004-2013 as Deputy…

Liat is a passionate entrepreneur who always seeks ways to make life work better and easier. As the Co-Founder at 24me, she is on a mission to revolutionize the way people manage their day to day life, and save our…

• Expert voice for Nelson’s Rescue Remedy • Published author of Your Health is Your Wealth & Body Cycles • Health expert on national television & radio • The ‘body of Nike’ • Winner of the EBR Health, Care and…

Genna is the Co-Founder of Tadaweb, a Luxembourg based technology company pioneering the field of small data.  In building her company over the past five years, Genna has continually placed emphasis on the importance of diversity, company culture as well…

Erica Charalambous is a highly motivated artist, educator and a cultural community connector looking to further develop her academic interdisciplinary educational skills, her artistic research and choreographic practice in inter-related fields. Her passion lies in the fusion of art and…

Bella is a master of transformation, who has left a decade of financial services behind in order to pursue her creative calling. An experienced top manager in the corporate world had started ‘The Other “F-word”, as a personal diary a…

Androulla Vassiliou studied Law and International Affairs in London. She practiced Law for 27 years and during this time she served as legal adviser to ‘The Standard Chartered Bank’, and later to ‘The Bank of Cyprus’. She was elected Member…

Alise Semjonova is the Co-Founder of Infogram, a data visualization platform with a mission to create and deliver tools for people to tell and understand the stories behind data. Infogram is used by more than two million journalists, NGO activists,…

Radhika Seth is the Founder & CEO of Sequoia London, an International, Multi Award-Winning Interior Architecture, Design, Sourcing and Project Management Studio based in Mayfair, London. For over a decade they have been creating high-end luxury interiors for residential properties.…

Olga Stepp is a successful makeup artist in London. During her eighteen years career she has worked in all sectors of the fashion industry, creating unique looks for the magazine editorials, advertising campaigns, films and television (Son of a Nosferatu,…

Roksana is a Big Idea Marketer, a female tech geek, and a real estate investor. She started her career at Intel and worked in leadership positions in marketing and business development for Man Group and Coutts Private Bank. After stepping…

Nina is the founder and CEO of the recently launched Femina Plus - Learning Center and Social Club for Women which aims to bring together women of all nationalities with the purpose of supporting, promoting and enhancing their education, career,…

Amani is the winner of the “10th National Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Award 2016” and since then she is on the judging panel of the 11th & 13th National Business Awards in 2017 & 2019. She is the…

Pavlina Papalouka, Founder of AwakenSpace Education, International Speaker & Mentor in Personal Branding, Personal Development & Entrepreneurship. Pavlina founded AwakenSpace Education, with the purpose of helping people around the world, to overcome their limitations, unlock their true potential and create…

One of the most recognisable and well-respected psychologists working in the UK today, Dr Linda Papadopoulos has built an outstanding reputation in both academia and broadcasting. A hugely successful psychologist, author, keynote speaker, columnist, host and broadcaster, Dr Linda’s analysis…

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


Friday 5 May 2017 – Day 1

Morning yoga class (optional) – Erica Charalambous

Opening words from First Lady of Cyprus and Organisers

Leaning out your business model to get better results – Genna Elvin

Panel discussion – Leaning out your business
Panellists: Genna Elvin, Radhika Seth, Valeria Michael, Nina Shamtanis.

Start creating with your customers – not for them – Alise Semjonova

Spotlight on the creative experience – Radhika Seth

BREAK – COFFEE AND NETWORKING

Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger – Kate Cook

Don’t leave it up to politicians: take your stand – Baroness D’Souza

Panel discussion – Take your stand
Panellists: Baroness D’Souza, Farzana Baduel, Yvonne Tsanos, Radhika Seth, Amani Vernescu.

GALA DINNER

The conference ended with a beautiful Gala event, in which attendees enjoyed a luxurious dinner with live entertainment and dancing.

The Gala guests were entertained by Eurovision star, Maria-Elena Kyriakou, Prima Ballerina of the Vienna State Ballet, Liudmila Konovalova, and an award winning violinist, Kristine Balanas.

Conference’s guests were dancing until the early hours and sharing their exciting experience at the conference.

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