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Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Award 2010 April 12, 2010

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Prestigious Award

The search is on for the most inspiring business woman in the annual Cyprus Business Woman Award. The award, in its fourth year, aims to celebrate and recognise successful women in business in Cyprus of all nationalities and ages. These successful women become role models to other women wishing to launch their own business.

The award has gained prestigious awareness in its objective to select a woman who has overcome obstacles in setting up a business in Cyprus and progressed positively and pro-actively.

Cyprus Awards Schemes – CAS

The Award is processed by CAS – Cyprus Awards Schemes, who are proud to have the CBW – Cyprus Business Women Group agree to support and promote this year’s award. CAS is a partnership formation of key marketing and publishing business platforms maximising on the marketing benefits of Awards Schemes for sponsors and winners alike.

The objective of CAS is to launch, plan and organise an Award Scheme from inception to the Awards Ceremony, to secure an appropriate judging panel within the constraints and laws of judging and to exploit viable marketing opportunities for media and company sponsors. More importantly to recognise and celebrate individuals, good services, business operations and products within the community by an Award accreditation.


CAS is honoured to have sponsoring the 2010 Award, the NCCI – Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BNI Cyprus, the Cyprus Academy of Music and Louise Zambartas Law Office Limassol, associating the award with excellence in business disciplines and education within the arts.


The Award is free to enter and applications are accepted at janiceruffle2005@yahoo.co.uk The criteria of entry will not depend on the length of establishment or turnover, also product or service is irrelevant. The principle is to celebrate the female winner for her achievement to succeed professionally with new marketing initiatives, dedication and strength, overcoming all obstacles personally and professionally.

In no more than 300 words please send your nomination, or personally nominate yourself. Please make sure you include the name and contact of your nominee. Postal nomination entries can be made via PO Box 61530, Kato Paphos 8135. Final entry date 30th April 2010.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will include last year’s winner Dr Inna Matvienko Papantoniou Vet/Surgeon, Lucie Robson Journalist, Elena Tanou Vice President Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of Cyprus Federation Business and Professional Women 2005-2009 and Christina Maddocks, National Director BNI Cyprus. The judges decision is final.

Award Presentation

A Celebration Dinner Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday 29th May 2010 at the Alexander The Great Hotel, Paphos, when the four finalists and outright winner will be announced and presented with certificates, no prior announcement will be made. The ceremony aims to bring together successful women in business, key speakers and the media. Tickets on sale at www.cyprus-tickets.com 7000 9303. Price only 35 euros per person.

All nominees will be requested to attend which is a pre-requisite of entry. The outright winner will retain for the winning year the ‘Award Sculpture’ which was specially made for the Award by Karen Betts. The organisers are proud to announce that this year Abi Daker Artist has agreed to paint a special painting for the winner, reflecting ‘female strength.’

CBW Objectives

The Cyprus Business Women Group was co-founded in February 2009 by Janice Ruffle and Margaret Efstathiou. Since the launch in Paphos a rapid expansion has developed with regional groups launching in Larnaca and Limassol. Shortly a regional Group in Nicosia will be formed.

Cyprus Business Women can come together and gather useful information, business advice and resources. The network hopes to attract women from all areas of business to include all professions.

Encouraging and enabling women in business is significant to the health of the economy in Cyprus, the vibrancy of our business culture and for the pride and self-esteem of women.  Many women encounter more and often different barriers compared to men when starting an enterprise and growing their business.

There are many business women in Cyprus who will benefit from networking with other women in business not only here in Cyprus but also in other countries, which is a prime objective of the Group.


Award Patron – Janice Ruffle 99987672

CBW – http://www.cyprusbusinesswomen.com


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