CREATIVE WOMEN CONFERENCE 2020

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

The annual Creative Women Conference, under the patronage of the First Lady of Cyprus Mrs Andri Anastasiades, took place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2020. Now in its fifth year, the conference took place online and brought together several hundred accomplished female leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

The First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs Andri Anastasiades, former Lord Speaker and scientist, Baroness D’Souza, a Panamanian Senator, Ana Irene Delgado, a writer Ella Windsor among many other speakers discovered the power of creativity in the online edition of the 5th Creative Women International Conference.    

Nearly 40 international speakers came together online to share ideas and to network with women leaders and business owners via inspirational keynote speeches, panel discussions and Q&As.

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

Ella advises Latin American companies expanding into the United Kingdom, and vice versa. She draws from her experience living in the region and from her work with Latin America’s public and private sectors over the past twelve years. She specializes in working with creative, conservation, and travel sectors.   As a writer, Latin America is also her focus. Ella writes about the arts, including the performing arts, design, and arts education, as well as culture, social issues, the environment, and travel in this region. She is a regular contributor to The London Magazine (literary periodical). In addition, she has written for Monocle Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, The Ecologist, the Evening Standard, Vogue, Suitcase,Conde Nast Traveller, and Cabana.    Ella is involved with several philanthropic ventures. She is an Advisor to AMA Foundation for marine conservation in Baja California, Mexico, a Director of Toucan Ventures, which supports creative entrepreneurs, and a Board Director of the Playing for Change Foundation, a global non-profit promoting music and arts education.   She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.  

“Never leave the house without wearing your sparkling earrings, they will serve as reminders of the light within.”Lia obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business, a Master's Degree in Education, a Cosmetology Instructor's License, becoming a Global Hair & Makeup Artist,…

Dr Amal Daraghmeh Masri is CEO of Ougarit Group, Editor in Chief, and founder at Middle East Business News. She also holds positions in local business organisations working for the advancement of women in Palestine and across the Arab world.…

Dr Mercik is known for having a selection of the most innovative and advanced non-surgical machines and facial treatments in London. She introduced the revolutionary PDO Thread Lift to the UK and is the pioneer of the new 6D Laser…

Katya Zemtsova, co-founder of Elephant Production Management is a producer, marketing specialist, and charity activist with 20 years of experience in the production of cultural events, lifestyle industry and the media. Katya has organized numerous international events promoting Russian culture…

Amina Weewo-Alghamdy, based in Bahrain, is the Founder and CEO of the Stella Polare Boutique Events and Stella Women Around The World organisations. Amina is a lady of a vision. She travelled the world before deciding to make the Kingdom…

After completing her undergraduate and post graduate studies at the Estonian Business School and the prestigious MGIMO in Moscow, Mariana jump-started her career in the early 2000’s heading up sales, marketing and PR functions as Commercial Director at Marc &…

Olga Vysokova is a founder of a social enterprise Women Who Inspire, which creates a platform for Russian speaking business women with educational and enlightening purpose. Also Olga is a co-founder of Global Next Gen Community - international club for…

Grace Tang is an assurance partner who has been based in Beijing since 1998. Grace began her career with PwC in Silicon Valley before she was seconded to Hong Kong in 1994. She has served on the Board of Partners…

Ascent to the career peaks began with the “Road Clinical Hospital” in Khabarovsk, as a software engineer, she learned all the subtleties and specifics of the medical organization. A year later, she became an Executive Secretary of the Far Eastern…

Simone Finn became a Conservative peer in 2015, and she is the co-founder and Managing Director of FMA, a consultancy company specialising in government efficiency. She is a non-executive board member for the Cabinet Office. She was formerly the Coalition…

Imogen was responsible for the hugely successful Babylon series, which includes the Sunday Times best sellers Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon and Pop Babylon. The series has sold over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone, been…

Marie Diamond is one of the world’s top transformational leaders, speakers, and internationally bestselling authors. A renowned voice on Law of Attraction, Feng Shui, and Dowsing, Marie Diamond is the creator of the Diamond Feng Shui, Diamond Dowsing, and Inner…

Dr. Nejia Ben Helal is President of the Tunisian Business Women League UNFT and Founder & Director at Oxford & Manchester Academy. She is also International Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship at the Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities…

Royalty born in London to a scion of the royal family, she is the great grand-daughter of the late Ooni Ajagun Ademiluyi, the King of the Ife Kingdom, in South West Nigeria. Fueled by the lack of retail space, production…

Tineke is a female business owner for 30 years, situated in The Netherlands. She is a highly skilled and trained keynote speaker. She is trained by the best speakers trainers in the world such as Andy Harrington, T. Harv Eker…

Founder & CEO, People of Impact, a social impact innovation platform and network helping people and organizations deliver social impact and advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Noha is a Consultant at UN Women, an award-winning humanitarian, corporate leader,…

Frances Gertrude Claire D'Souza, Baroness D'Souza, CMG, PC is a British scientist and Lord Temporal. She was previously Lord Speaker, having held the office from 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2016. She has a wide array of interests and…

Tracey Smolinski is the founder and managing director of Wales’ leading independent business network, Introbiz. Since the company’s birth back in 2009, Tracey has become a highly successful businesswoman. Today, the network boasts over 300 members from a wide range…

Mako Abashidze, BA, MPhil, Psychology is an entrepreneur, Founder-Director of the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce and an employment and education coach. Mako was born into a highly creative family in Georgia,Tbilisi. Her mother was a pianist, her father a…

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday 5 June 2020 – Day 1

Welcome speech. Olga Balakleets, CEO of Creative Women and Andri Anastasiades, Patron of the Creative Women.

Baria Alamuddin, Editor in Chief of the Media Services Syndicate.
TOPIC: Making The Impossible, Possible. Q&A 10 minutes.

Baroness D’Souza, a member of the House of Lords, the former Lord Speaker.
TOPIC: Is there any chance of a new and improved society?

Wendy Ellin, Workplace Productivity Strategist.
TOPIC: Productivity in the time of a Global Pandemic, and Beyond. Q&A 10 minutes.

Dr Kuiljeit Uppaal, World’s First Image Scientist, Impact Strategist.
TOPIC: The Impact of Colour in your Personal Brand!

Rupa Popat, Entrepreneur, Investor & Board Advisor.

TOPIC: Emerging business models and growth opportunities. Q&A.

Tineke Rensen, Serial Entrepreneur with 30 years of business experience, Founder of the Powerful Business Women’s Club.
TOPIC: How you can scale up your business too.

15-minute break.

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