The premiere space for female entrepreneurs to share their tools and strategies for success, to network with pioneers of industry and expand the business scope

Creative Women Conference is a life-changing experience. At the conference we are bringing you internationally acclaimed women speakers from around the world.

Join us at the conference and meet innovators, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs who share their proven TOOLS and STRATEGIES for growing your profits, boosting productivity and becoming a true leader in your industry.

Olga Balakleets,
Founder of Creative Women, said:

The Creative Women platform has been established to celebrate the success of talented women from all round the world who believe in creativity as a driving force behind our achievements.

Mrs Andri Anastasiades
First Lady of Cyprus
and Patron of Creative Women, said:

I am confident that this Conference will provide another step forward towards further enhancing the role and influence of female entrepreneurs, as well as expanding and advancing their business strategies and activities.

Mr Phedon Phedonos
Mayor of
Paphos, said:

Recognised as a leading cultural and business event in Paphos, the Creative Women Conference is known for inviting high profile international speakers whose areas of expertise stretch far and wide.


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


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:

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…

California based Tatiana Dudyez is a business woman, entrepreneur and a Power Strategist. Known for her unique and compelling heart-centered leadership, she inspires people to thrive and lift one another. When her peak professional performance did not afford her the…

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.…

Qi is a Certified Public Accountant and has significant business experience as a founding partner of one of China’s top fifteen audit and accounting firms that employed more than 750 staff in 17 offices across China in 2005 when Qi…

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,…

Often described as inspirational, Nova Reid is a popular speaker, a real advocate for equality and helping people discover their purpose. Nova is a diversity campaigner, wellbeing mentor and founder of multi-award winning wedding blog, Nu Bride. Nu Bride is…

Philanthropist and international model Noella Coursaris Musunka is the Founder of Malaika, a grassroots nonprofit that works to educate and empower girls and communities in her native country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a Champion for The Global…

Mirela Sula is a self made business woman. She has worked in media and education for the last 20 years and has speaking experience all around the world. Her background takes in psychology and counselling, journalism, teaching, coaching, women’s rights…

Martha Fiennes is a British award-winning filmmaker, director, writer and artist. Her multi-layered work is increasingly informed by technological developments and ideas in contemporary art practice while remaining resolutely the artistic expression of a highly gifted filmmaker. Her new digital…

Marina Ioannou - Hasapi has studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Essex. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Public Sector Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a PhD in Labour Relations. She has 23…

Lamia Kamel is the Managing Director of CC Plus, and is a strategic communications executive and a political PR consultant with proven track record of successful PR campaigns. Lamia brings a long track record of helping clients integrate global political,…

Janina (Yana) White is a British writer, couch and troubleshooter. She has Master’s Degree in Journalism and Political Sciences as well as a qualification of a Chartered Company Secretary (a professional who works with companies documents) in addition to various…

Giovana is a Certified Forex Trader, International Motivational Speaker and Money Mindset Strategist who grew up in Peru. Always ready for new adventures and learning new skills, she never hesitates to make decisions and is open to new opportunities. Back…

Ellen Bjerkehag is an entrepreneur and network specialist from Sweden. Known for her unique way of creating partnerships and collaborations. As one of the pioneers of Global Woman Club, a global network for women in business, she has collected priceless…

Elena Georgiadou is the author of the book 'Unveil your Intimate Self' - The Secret to Freedom and Extraordinary Living. She is specialized in personal lifestyle transformation and the new definition of health that embraces body, mind and spirit. Elena…

A graduate of Imperial College, London (Distinction) and the University of Belgrade, Dr Ana Cukic-Armstrong, Ph.D is a hedge fund manager, entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer at Armstrong Investment Mangers LLP, an FCA licensed financial institution.  Dr Cukic-Armstrong led the portfolio at UBS Wealth Management with a…

Connie-Lee Bennett is the fabulous founder of the Meraki Therapy healing technique and the T.H.H.R.I.V.E online academy with the aim of bringing holistic psychotherapy to the awareness of modern society. She loves to ask “who are you?” and encourages her…

Anna is the founder of Fiduciana Trust (Cyprus) Limited, company that provides trust, corporate and tax planning advisory, accounting services, and offers individual solutions related to the creation, maintenance and administration of local and offshore companies. The firm is on…

Anna Cortesi is a Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutritionist and owner of Cortesi Nutrition – a world-class wellness company which aims to improve the vitality of its clients. After receiving a B.A. in Home Economics, Food Design & Technology; Ms. Cortesi…

Amira is a concert pianist, artistic director and the founder of ENCORE! a leading performing arts company in Dubai. She has inaugurated and continues to manage the new Music in the Studio series of concerts and masterclasses at the Dubai…


Friday 4 May 2018 – Day 1

Morning yoga class – Roxana Tismanaru 

Welcome – Opening Ceremony

How to influence people – Farzana Baduel

Brave girls and technology – Adi Eckhouse Barzilai

Women’s work in the men’s world – Qi Yu

Panel discussion – Women are claiming centre stage (Finance/Business section) 
Q & A with panellists: Qi Yu, Anna Zavou-Christophorou, Anna Homenko, Valeria Michael

Spotlight: The secret to being a successful female entrepreneur – Radhika Seth


The lessons we should learn from women thriving in the Arab world – Amal Daragmeh Masri

The role of women in building a nation brand equity – Lamia Kamel

Life adversities and new possibilities – Rebeca Riofrio

Q & A session with film director Martha Fiennes: The creative process for the female film director and the question of trust in the vision. Interviewed by Marina Vryonidou


The Conference 2018 was closed with a spectacular Gala Dinner.

The Gala guests were entertained by Greek star Kostas Martakis, Pyatero, a smashing group from Russia,
and Spanish flamenco virtuoso Pol Valaskers. 

Speakers shared the most memorable moments of the conference with other guests and everyone danced until the early hours. 



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