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Updated: Sep 2, 2021

40+ female influential entrepreneurs and thought leaders from around the world, featured in Forbes & Entrepreneur and other publications shared their strategies to develop your career, business, and most importantly yourself to the next phase in your life. In its sixth year, the conference under the patronage of the First Lady of Cyprus, Mrs Andri Anactasiades, took place online and brought together several hundred accomplished female leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs worldwide.

The conference Founder and CEO, Olga Balakleets, CEO of Ensemble Productions and the Executive Director and Partner, Dr Viola Edward have established a unique women’s event that welcomes women from all industry backgrounds providing an opportunity for them to connect and develop their creativity. Together with their team of Regional Chairs in nearly 40 countries and Honorary Ambassadors they have developed an online conference in response to the current events, that will still encompass networking opportunities, rewarding lectures, and a chance to learn from one another. 

The conference’s speakers who are influential women from diverse countries and expertise’s addressed topics around imposter syndrome, personal & business growth, burnout, and current trends in PR & Marketing all with an aim towards helping women become leaders. The event was held on Zoom. 

Speakers included: Andri Anastasiades, the First Lady of Cyprus and CW Patron (Cyprus), Mako Abashidze, Founder and Director of the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce and CW Chair in Georgia (Georgia/UK), Dr. Haidi Badawi, Founder of Future STEAMPRENEUR and CW Chair in Australia (Egypt/Australia), Dr Anna Belova, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of AFK Sistema (Russia), Dr. Karin von Bismarck, Head of HuntingSHE and Partner Stanton Chase (Germany),  Francesca Bombassei, MENA Regional Manager of Seedstars, Founder of EdTech, Co-Founder, Changemakers (Belgium/UK), Kiera Chaplin, Actress, Model, Entrepreneur (UK/USA/Switzerland), Nadine Chammas, Positive lifestyle expert and CW Chair in UAE (UAE),  Tasha Danvers, an Olympian champion and Elite Performance Trainer (UK), Suzanne Davison, Clinical hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, Life, and Business Coach (UK),  Ana Irene Delgado, a Senator at the Panama National Assembly, Partner at SOLENDEG and CW Honorary Ambassador (Panama), Wendy Diamond, Founder/CEO LDP Ventures/Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) (USA), Jill Douka, Master Certified Coach, 3 times bestselling author and CW Chair in Greece (Greece), Priyanka Gill, Founder & CEO of POPxo-Plixxo, Co-Founder & President of MyGlamm (UK/India), Jess Gosling, an award-winning entrepreneur and apublic speaker (UK), Dr Shahzadi Harper, Founder of the Harper Clinic (UK), Leila Hatoum, Founder of MENA Comms, Co-Founder of (Lebanon), Noha Hefny, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur & Global Corporate Professional and CW Honorary Ambassador (UAE), , Alysia Helming, Chairman and Co-Founder, Earthindex /Founder and Managing Director, EarthStudios  and CW Honorary Ambassador in USA (USA), Lamia Kamel, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Antiquities for Promotion of Egypt (Egypt), Dr Maria Kempinska MBE, Founder of Jongleurs Comedy Clubs (UK), Lia Key, Creator of VALENCIA KEY Jewelry (USA), Bahareh Khezr, Senior Consultant at Curzon PR (UK), Seema Kumar, Councilor (India/UK),  Elena Leo, Author, Journalist and Producer (UK),  Raluca Ioana Man, Executive Director of RSEVEN Ltd and CW Chair in Cyprus and Romania (Cyprus/Romania), Moses Joel Nalocca, High Performance Coach and Entrepreneur (UK), Prathibha Prahlad, Pre-Eminent Artist, Founder and Director of Delhi International Arts Festival and CW Chair in India (India), Forbes Riley, Actress, Producer and Inventor (USA), Rebeca Riofrio, CEO & Founder of Art in Fusion TV & Production Company, Chairman of the Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion and Sports and CW Honorary Ambassador (UK), Francesca Rubulotta, Founder and Co-Chair of IWIN and Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and CW Chair in Italy (Italy), Farah Shammas, Managing Director at St Raphael Resort and Marina, Limassol and CW Honorary Ambassador (Cyprus), Detelina Smilkova, Chief Operative Director of Skin Systems Hospital and Chairman of HPC (Human Potential Cluster) (Bulgaria), Jolynn Swafford, Founder and CEO of Beyond Brave Co (USA), Ulviyya Taghizade, Founder and Honorary President the Azerbaijani Women’s Association in the UK and Co-Founder of Movement Platform Baku and CW Chair in Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan), Laura Timm, Award-Winning International Ultra-High Achievement Authority and CW Special Adviser (Estonia/UK), Carolina Tinoco, Architect, Designer and Curator of sustainable and holistic projects and CW Chair in France (France), Xania Wong, Founder and CEO of JOBDOH and CW Chair in Hong Kong and Myanmar (Hong Kong/Myanmar), Aleen Zakka, Founder of Net2work Branding, Activist in Women Empowerment Initiatives and CW Special Adviser and Chair in Lebanon (Lebanon), Mirjam Katharina Zwingli, Co-Partner and Director of International Communication & Marketing at POLIGATE and CW Chair in Germany, Austria and German-Speaking Switzerland (Switzerland/Germany). The conference concluded with performances by an opera star Sofia Fomina and by the sensational fiddler, Habib Alberto.



The annual Creative Women Conference has been organised since 2016 by Creative Women, and this year’s online conference is supported by Grit Academy, Kayana Breathwork, IWIN, Women Section of the Russian Parliamentary Club, Polakis Sarris + CO LLC, Kypwell, Yiannos Georgiades & Associates, ARC Consultants, St Raphael Resort and Marina, Art in Fusion TV, Premiere Media Group, Business Fit Magazine, Middle East Business News and Magazine, Culturescope by Paul Lambis and Revista Level Magazine.


Creative Women Conference - Left to Right International Speaker Alex Roseman, Actress Kiera Chaplin Cyprus First Lady Andri Anastasiades, chairwoman UK Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion and Sports Rebeca Riofrio, director of the Creative Women Conference Olga Balakleets


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