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22 March 2017


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11th Cyprus (National) Business Woman of the Year Award 2017

Founded by Janice Ruffle, the prestigious event provides a platform for women entrepreneurs across Cyprus to meet, greet and share their success stories. Having reached its 11th edition, the event will take place on 29 April at Hilton Hotel Nicosia, from 7 pm to 11 pm.

Women entrepreneurs are changing the face of business and “are not afraid to acknowledge their leadership style”, the event founder says.

This year, Ms. Ruffle welcomes previous winners and newcomers on the Judge Panel consisting of Sarah Coyne, Margarita Elisova, Anna Homenko, Mila Levi, Despina Theodossiou, and Amani Vernescu. All judges are successful entrepreneurs with many years of experience on Cyprus’s business scene. Olga Balakleets will hold the position of Head Judge, while Maureen Watt will be presiding the jury and Lesley Faulkner will honourably serve as the Award Patron.

Sponsor partners include:

Kivotos Luxury Lifestyle, event stylists and holders of the main prize of fine art donated by artist Maria Ignatiou Shiakalli.

Delfis, with Hillar Hunt Soumelier acting as the corporate hospitality chief doing the honours of serving the fine Delfis wines.

Neophytou Jewellery, the provider of silver fine branded pins for the finalists, benefiting from the expertise and talent of Karen Betts, sculptor and creator of the branded “Lady” bronze prize for the two winners of each category.

Boudicca, represented by model Carleen Simon and Britta Simon in capacity of Artistic Director.

RMG – Russian Media Group and official even photographer Christos Panayides will be happy to provide press photographic support and media promotion of the event.

In a continuous and sustained effort to bring something new each year, the Cyprus National Business Woman Awards will include two categories this time, as follows:

The Cyprus (National) Business Woman of the Year Award, which addresses women who have established their own company or organisation in Cyprus.

The Cyprus (National) Business Woman of the Year Award, which has been especially designed for women holding top leadership and management positions either acting in freelance capacity or in a company, corporation or organisation.

For more details regarding entry requirements, please consult the event Facebook page: or contact the Founder, Janice Ruffle either by phone: +357/ 99 98 76 72 or email:

Ticket prices range from Euro 35 to Euro 300 for a 10-company booking.

Note to Editors

CB Awards Ltd. is an approved member of the Cyprus- Russian Business Association (CYRUBA).

Missed the deadline? No worries, cyprusthrive will be reporting on the event soon. Stay tuned!