Creative Women Conference
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Δημοσιεύθηκε: 16 Μαΐου 2017

Business Women and Leaders Gathered in Paphos on 4-7 May to Attend The Creative Women Conference

Over 25 International Speakers and Panellists Came Together to Share and Network with Women Leaders and Business Owners via Inspirational Keynote Speeches, Hands-On Workshops and Panel Discussions.

The Second Creative Women Conference in Cyprus, under the patronage of the Lady of Cyprus Mrs. Andri Anastasiades, took place 4-7 May 2017 at the Elysium five-star resort in Paphos, Cyprus.  This year the annual gathering brought together nearly a hundred and fifty accomplished female leaders, founders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Androulla Vasiliou

Dr. Linda Papadopoulos​

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 is working to develop a conference that encompasses friendly networking, rewarding lectures and hands-on workshops with a holistic approach.


Mayor of Paphos Phedon Phedonos and Olga Balakleets, CEO of Creative Women


Rafal Porzycki, Founder of Theatrum Vitae and Olga Balakleets, CEO of Creative Women


The panel of influential woman speakers came from diverse countries in Europe and Cyprus that have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, popular women magazines and various global publications. 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 with a luxurious dinner and a live entertainment 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.

Among the speakers and the panellists were: Mrs Andri Anastasiades, the First Lady of Cyprus, Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, Psychologist & Author, Kate Cook, Founder, Director at The Nutrition Coach, Genna Elvin, Co-Founder at Tadaweb, Farzana Baduel, Founder and CEO at Curzon PR, Tiffany Hart, Co-Founder at 7Write, Start-Up Advisor, Liat Mordechay Hertanu, Co-Founder at 24me, Baroness Frances D’Souza, Former Lord Speaker at the House of Lords, Alise Semjonova, Co-Founder at Infogram, Founder of Riga Tech Girls, Radhika Seth, Co-Founder & CEO at SEQUOIA London, Androulla Vassilliou, Former European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism & Youth, Manal Hussein Abdel Razek, Ph.D Chairwoman at OHD, Senior Consultant to Lazard Freres, Viola Edward, Co-owner of Kayana LTD Holistic Development, Nikka Lorak, a Fashion photographer and Educator, Bella Sovmiz, Founder at association of professional women in financial services LIFT, Laura Timm, business and success mentor, Olga Stepp, Founder at Studio Stepp, Roksana Fasovska, COO and co-founder at ProvidensAl,  Nina Shamtanis, CEO of the Radiance Hair and Beauty Salon, Jacqueline Harvey, a Wellness Expert and Author, Amani Vernescu, Founder, CEO of Quality Fokus, Pavlina Papalouka, Founder of AwakenSpace education, Valeria Michael, Owner of Leto Properties, Erica Charalambous, an Artist and Educator, Maria Ignatiou Shiakalli, Co-founder at Kivotos Luxury Lifestyle, Yvonne Tsanos, General Manager & Projects Manager at ÖL Shipping Group.  

Women from all walks of life have been surrounded with like-minded professionals to have candid conversations, pitch ideas, learn actionable business strategies and network in-person. Creative Women Conference serves as an opportunity to express passions, exchange ideas and find solutions to lingering questions in a relaxing environment.

The Creative Women Conference 2017 has been sponsored by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), Green Energy, ExpertPharm and Equix Group which is partnered with luxury brands Graff Diamonds, The Cigar Lounge, Maison Zilli, Heritage Shriraz Carpets and The Halcyon Gallery of Mayfair London. The organisers also thank their media partners Premiere magazine, Moi Ostrov, Madame Figaro, Dialogue Review, Russian Wave, Cyprus Highlights, Global Woman Co., Choice FM, Klik, Russian Hit, Victus and Europe Cyprus for their support.

The organising team was excited to take this year’s conference to a new level and provide women the chance to energise their business goals and commitments in beautiful networking arrangement.


Albert Gubaydullin of Equix Group


Genna Elvin, Dr Linda Papadopolous, Tiffany Hart and Baroness D’Souza


Dmitry Morozov of Green Energy


Dr Manal Hussein and Karima 


Roksana Fasovska, Marina Pirkl and Tatiana Bolli


Valeria Michael, Anjelina Teroganova, Andri Georgiou