CREATIVE WOMEN CONFERENCE 2019

30+ International Speakers Came 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 First Lady of Cyprus Mrs. Andri Anastasiades, took place 3-4 May 2019 at Parklane Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Limassol, Cyprus. This is the fourth annual gathering which brought together nearly hundred and fifty accomplished female leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

The event founder and director, Olga Balakleets, CEO of Ensemble Productions has established a unique women’s event that welcomes women from all industry backgrounds an opportunity to gather, connect and learn from each other. Together with her team, she has developed a conference that encompasses friendly networking, rewarding lectures and hands-on workshops with a holistic approach.

The conference addressed topics around entrepreneurship, health and wellness, business growth, innovation and women leadership.  Presentations, networking and hands-on workshops were complimented with beachfront yoga sessions, networking lunches and dinners.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol

Parklane is a five star, luxury resort & spa hotel located in a beautiful city of Limassol. Surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped gardens it is a perfect seaside gateway.

Close to various ancient sights and beautiful seaside walks, the Parklane is 50 minutes away from Paphos airport and only 35 minutes from Larnaca airport.

Hotel facilities:

  • Modern conference rooms
  • 300 meter long sandy beach

  • Luxurious spa area

  • Three outdoor and one indoor swimming pools

  • 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:

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…

Rolla Safa is one of the most well-known TV presenters in Lebanon. Over the past 20 years, she has established herself as a top professional in her field by working at the two top TV stations in Lebanon, LBC and…

Tania Arrayales Rodriguez is an Innovative Architect and Sustainable Designer for projects that integrate the environment as a central and important part of the construction plan, “Design spaces that integrate and respect the natural landscape and thousands of other species…

Born in Cyprus at the birthplace of Goddess Aphrodite, Paola has been an ambassador for her country since 2000 when she was crowned the title of the Olympic Priestess. She is one of the 23 ladies that ignite the Olympic…

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,…

Katerina Manou holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, California, and an MBA from City University of Seattle. Prior to joining Regus of IWG Group in 2005, she held numerous managerial positions in the services…

Mila Levinskaya is a head of the Cyprus Russian Business Association in Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founder of “Image by Mila”, philanthropist. She is a key person in Cyprus who connects and brings together Russian and Cyprus Businesses.…

Award-Winning Speaker, Innovator, Conference Founder, Human Behaviour, Aha Intelligence and Flow State Expert, Heleniq became known for her innovative drum therapy. Her most recent "calling' as Women of Truth International /YinAltihea was born from Cyprus develops revolutionary female leaders. Founding…

Xania gained her professional experience in Canada and Hong Kong as an investment analyst, a management consultant and a product/business manager, working with regional stock exchanges on key product launches. She is a CFA charter holder and obtained an INSEAD…

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…

Vikki Thomas is a Quantum Healer & Intuitive Guide and founder of Align Your Life with Magic, a container supporting women from a soul level and HIT-Talks LIVE a global platform of Hope, Inspiration & Transformation. Vikki is a member…

Alex is an International Speaker, Breakthrough Coach, Best Selling Author and Actor. He managed to go from broke and on the verge of living on the street to becoming a speaker for the world’s largest seminar promoting company that represents…

Maria is the founder of MyQueen Premium Women Club, producer and author of a unique transformation system for women. Since its inception she created a successful training with over 18 tested and effectively-working programmes helping thousands of women. She is…

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…

Christina Sarris is a barrister at Law (Gray’s Inn London) and a holder of an LLB and an LLM in International Business Law from the University of East Anglia. Christina joined the Cyprus Bar Association in 2001 and started working…

Sara Ali is a luxury business consultant, stylist, activist and mentor with over two decades of experience in her industry. Born in Sudan, Sara spent her formative years in Rome, Saudi Arabia and grew up in London from the age…

Yulia is a self-made woman who has more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance. She graduated at Financial State Academy Russia. In 1990s before the financial and banks crisis in Russia she worked in the biggest commercial…

Appointed as the UK Deputy Director for Fashion & Arts for the BCYF at the House of Parliament. Rebeca is the founder of Art in Fusion, a TV Production Company as well as a marketing manager at the Anglia Ruskin…

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…

Jill Douka MBA, PCC is the #1 Awarded International Bestselling Author, Life Coach, Awarded Business Mentor by the European Union and international workshop leader. Jill is a Coach Mentor Accredited by International Coach Federation. She is one of the few…

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday 3 May 2019 – Day 1

Morning yoga class – Roxana Tismanaru 

Welcome – Opening Ceremony with the First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs Andri Anastasides and other distinguished guests

I innovate there for I am – Baria Alamuddin

Confidence in the workplace – Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Interview and Q & A session with an actress Kiera Chaplin.
Interviewed by Rebeca Riofrio.

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

Creative entrepreneurship – Rukhsana Ali

BREAK – COFFEE AND NETWORKING

Panel discussion – Communications with the external world en masse, to define your business and its brand: the methods that work and how to overcome the challenges of those that don’t.

Panelists: Pavlina Papalouka, Nina Shamtanis, Helleniq Argyrou, Mila Levinskaya, Yvonne Tsanos, Rolla Safa.
Moderator: Gulrukh Khan

Digital transformation and innovative business models in the jewelry industry – Avel Lenttan

How to attract and recruit great talent – Laura Timm

Roomzly Prize Draw – Roksana Fasovska.

GALA DINNER

The Conference ended with a beautiful Gala event on 4 May, in which attendees enjoyed a luxurious dinner with live entertainment by an international ballet dancer Sergio Bernal, X factor star pianist Evgeny Khmara, legendary 911 Band and danced until early hours.

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