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Empowering Brilliance: ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE Unleashes the Force of Creative Women Worldwide

Updated: May 16, 2023


Article by Rebeca Riofrio

Photos by Tania Naiden


Royal Automobile Club, London, UK, - On May 12, 2023.- Amidst the resplendent aftermath of His Majesties King Charles and Queen Camilla's grand Coronation, an extraordinary event emerged from the depths of Creative Women Platform. With a graceful nod to regality and a stroke of pure genius, they unveiled a conference that will forever be etched in the registers of female empowerment.

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

The Royal Reflections Conference took place at the illustrious halls of the Royal Automobile Club in London and brought together a gathering of remarkable women from across the globe, igniting a spark of inspiration and creating an atmosphere of sheer brilliance.


With over 30 handpicked speakers, each a trailblazing force in her own right, the conference transcended boundaries and united influential female leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs. These exceptional women, featured prominently in esteemed publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur, graced the stage to share their invaluable insights and strategies for achieving unparalleled success. Their collective wisdom propelled attendees towards unprecedented heights in their careers, businesses, and personal journeys.


Olga Balakleets - CEO and Founder of the Creative Women Platform and Venus Global Events

Olga Balakleets - CEO and Founder of the Creative Women Platform and Venus Global Events and Islee Oliva Salinas - Board Chair of the Creative Women Platform and Partner at Vine Venturers

At the helm of this visionary endeavour were Olga Balakleets, the astute Founder and CEO of Creative Women Platform and Venus Global Events, Islee Oliva Salinas Board Chair of the Creative Women Platform and Partner at Vine Venturers and Dr. Viola Edward, a stalwart Executive Director and Partner. Together, they orchestrated an event that surpassed all expectations, transcending industry barriers and welcoming women from diverse backgrounds. The conference became a melting pot of creativity, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for forging lifelong connections. Supported by an exceptional team of Regional Chairs spanning nearly 40 countries, as well as a host of esteemed Honorary Ambassadors, they created an environment where women could flourish and unlock their boundless potential.


HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, UK, Member of the former Yugoslavian Royal family, cousin of his Majesty King Charles III and President of the Guild of Travel and Tourism

HRH Princess of Michael of Kent

Princess Katya Galitzine, UK, Founder of Galitzine Library, author, and philanthropist

Tessy Antony de Nassau UK/LUXEMBOURG, a former member of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg Founder at Finding Butterflies Consulting addressing the conference via zoom from Luxembourg

Throughout the meticulously curated program, attendees immersed themselves in captivating lectures, dynamic workshops, and enlightening networking opportunities. As the speakers took centre stage, they delved into a diverse range of topics crucial for women's advancement in the modern world. Business strategy and growth, effective leadership, personal development, conquering burnout, and imposter syndrome, and staying ahead of the curve in PR and Marketing were just a few of the transformative subjects explored. With unwavering passion and purpose, these luminaries shared their expertise, empowering women to shatter glass ceilings and blaze their own trails.


CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

Marine Tanguy CEO AT MTArt Agency, Forbes 30 under 30, Sunday Times Fast Track 100

Farah Shammas, CYPRUS, Managing Director of St Raphael Resort and Marina, a podcast host of Hotel Talk, founder of Cook Vegan and Farah’s Club

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

Lady Colin Campbell, UK, Royal writer, TV personality

Olivia Heriot-Walker, UK, Creative Head, ITV Studios Daytime

The conference's agenda unfolded with a series of spellbinding presentations by keynote speakers, interspersed with invigorating panel discussions. Attendees were captivated by the electrifying presence of distinguished orators, including luminaries from the royal family and accomplished individuals from a myriad of professional domains. Members of the UK and European Royal families; HRH Princess of Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, UK, Member of the former Yugoslavian Royal family, cousin of his Majesty King Charles III and President of the Guild of Travel and Tourism, Tessy Antony de Nassau, UK/LUXEMBOURG, a former member of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg Founder at Finding Butterflies Consulting, Princess Katya Galitzine, UK, Founder of Galitzine Library, author, and philanthropist, HRH Queen Ronke Ademiluyyi, Rebeca Riofrio, UK, CW Honorary Ambassador, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Society of Arts, Media, and Sports, Founder of Art in Fusion TV and Marketing Manager at Anglia Ruskin University, Sana Banine, MOROCCO, CW Chair in Morocco, Member of the Parliament for Marrakesh, Member of the Ministry of Finance Commission, COO OF Holding House, Malan Breton, UK, Goodwill Ambassador to Taiwan, Fashion Designer, Film Director, Musician, Fashion Journalist & TV personality, Ana Irene Delgado CW Honorary Ambassador, Senator in the Panama National Assembly, Ex Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and General Consul of the Republic of Panama in the UK, Lady Colin Campbell, UK, Royal writer, TV personality, Jill Douka, GREECE, CW Chair in Greece, Founder of Global Academy of Coaching Leadership, bestselling author, Dr. Kahwa Douoguih, USA, Managing Partner of Constelor Investment Holdings and Chief Economist of Orango Investment Corporation,, Dr Nejia Ben Hellal, TUNISIA, CW Chair in Tunisia, President of the Tunisian Business Women League UNFT, CEO at Oxford House College, Mariana Haseldine, Alysia Helming, USA, CW Honorary Ambassador, Founder & President EarthStudios, Unicorn Pioneer of wind energy in the US, International Bestselling Author, Executive Producer, Emily Abraham, UK, Co-founder of Knightsbridge pre-loved designer boutique LOVE LUXURY, Olivia Heriot-Walker, UK, Creative Head, ITV Studios Daytime, Councillor Seema Kumar, UK/INDIA, Avel Lenttan, ITALY, an Entrepreneur, Tech & Industry/Innovation/Fashion & Hard Luxury/ Sustainability Expert, CEO InspiredRing, CEO – Brand Avel Lenttan. Julia Muller, UK, Model lawyer & DJ, Rachel Payne, USA, Portfolio Director at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, Google.org, Lupe Puerta - Former Global Head of Personal Shopping and Global Director of VIP Client Relations at NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER. Founder of the FLOORR, Denada Rauch, AUSTRIA, co-founder of ADLR Investment Fund, Dr. Olga Roh, Fashion Designer, TV Journalist and Psychologist UK/SWITZERLAND, Ingrid Seward, UK, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty Magazine, an award-winning author of books about members of the Royal Family, Farah Shammas, CYPRUS, Managing Director of St Raphael Resort and Marina, a podcast host of Hotel Talk, founder of Cook Vegan and Farah’s Club, Marine Tanguy, UK, CEO AT MTArt Agency, Forbes 30 under 30, Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Laura Timm, UK, CW Special Advisor, Member of the Advisory Body to the Mayor of London and the Federation of Small Businesses, Mentor, Councillor Peace Essien, a politician , Anat Tsour, ISRAEL, CW Chair in Israel, Senior Adviser to Consensus Business Group, CEO Capital Nature, Founder of Xenia Venture Capital, Professor at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal, INDIA, World's First Image Scientist, Impact Strategist, CEO – Krea, Victoria Yanakova, UK, Mirjam Zwingli, SWITZERLAND, CW Chair in German-Speaking Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Director at Poligate.


CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

Juliete Herrera, Sustainable Solutions and Marianie Morazzani Art Consultant

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

Alice Wu - founder of Peace & Pure and Islee Oliva Salinas -Board Chair of the Creative Women Platform and Partner at Vine Venturers

Sana Banine, MOROCCO, CW Chair in Morocco, Member of the Parliament for Marrakesh, Member of the Ministry of Finance Commission, COO OF Holding House

Dr Nejia Ben Hellal, TUNISIA, CW Chair in Tunisia, President of the Tunisian Business Women League UNFT

Rebeca Riofrio, UK, CW Honorary Ambassador, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Society of Arts, Media, and Sports, chairing a panel with Malan Breton - Fashion Designer and TV personality , Lupe Puerta - Founder of the FLOORR, Emily Abraham, UK, Co-founder of boutique LOVE LUXURY, Julia Muller - Model

Lupe Puerta - Founder of the FLOORR answering questions - panel with Riofrio, UK, CW Honorary Ambassador, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Society of Arts, Media, and Sports, chairing a panel with Malan Breton - Fashion Designer and TV personality , Emily Abraham, UK, Co-founder of boutique LOVE LUXURY, Julia Muller - Model


Beyond the conference walls, the organising team of Creative Women International Platform cultivated an atmosphere of collaboration and synergy. The attendees, driven by their shared goals and aspirations, formed a vibrant network of support and mentorship that extended far beyond the event itself. Energised by this unique networking arrangement, women left with renewed determination, ready to conquer new frontiers and make their mark on the world.


Alysia Helming, USA, CW Honorary Ambassador, Founder & President EarthStudios, Unicorn Pioneer of wind energy in the US, International Bestselling Author, Executive Producer

Olga Roh, Designer and TV Journalist, HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Farah Shammas, CYPRUS, Managing Director of St Raphael Resort and Marina

Denada Rauch, AUSTRIA, co-founder of ADLR Investment Fund

RebecaRiofrio, UK, CW Honorary Ambassador, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Society of Arts, Media, and Sports, Founder of Art in Fusion TV and Marketing Manager at Anglia Ruskin University, HRH Princess of Michael of Kent and Olga Balakleets - CEO and Founder of the Creative Women Platform and Venus Global Events

Dr. Kahwa Douoguih, USA, Managing Partner of Constelor Investment Holdings and Chief Economist of Orango Investment Corporation


Councillor Seema Kumar, UK/INDIA

Mako Abashidze CW Chair Georgia Founder Director of British Georgian Chamber of Commerce

Ana Irene Delgado CW Honorary Ambassador, Senator in the Panama National Assembly, Ex Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and General Consul of the Republic of Panama in the UK

Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal, INDIA, World's First Image Scientist, Impact Strategist

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

Anat Tsour, ISRAEL, CW Chair in Israel, Senior Adviser to Consensus Business Group, CEO Capital Nature, Founder of Xenia Venture Capital, Professor at Tel Aviv University

Rachel Payne, USA, Portfolio Director at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, Google.org

Olga Roh, Fashion Designer, TV Journalist and Psychologist UK/SWITZERLAND

Jill Douka, GREECE, CW Chair in Greece, Founder of Global Academy of Coaching Leadership, bestselling author

Laura Timm, UK, CW Special Advisor, Member of the Advisory Body to the Mayor of London and the Federation of Small Businesses, Mentor

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London

CREATIVE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM Presented ROYAL REFLECTIONS CONFERENCE on Friday 12th May at the Royal Automobile Club London



Mirjam Zwingli, SWITZERLAND, CW Chair in German-Speaking Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Director at Poligate.

For those seeking to join this global community of visionaries, attending future conferences, or delving deeper into the Creative Women Platform and its Global Membership, a wealth of information awaits at https://creativewomen.co/conference/. Press inquiries, additional conference details, and any queries related to Creative Women International Platform can be directed to admin@creativewomen.co

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