On the occasion of International Women’s Day we at 120ADVERTISING are celebrating the women in our lives who've inspired us with their stories, dedication and simply by being awesome.
Farah is a prime example of a woman who’s taken destiny into her own hands. Following her involvement in the family’s successful business; St. Raphael Resort, Marina & Tower Farah took leadership becoming the Managing Director of more than 250 employees. With Farah at the helm the hotel has undergone renovations and reintroduction as well as a leap forward with eco-friendly initiatives and becoming Cyprus’s first hotel with a vegan friendly beach restaurant. We love Farah because she’s a powerful leader at work and an outstanding woman every day.
Natasa is Cyprus’ first ever Deputy Minister of Shipping reporting directly to the President! Her fierce career stemmed from Oxford university where she received her degree in Modern Languages and Literature with first-class honors. She went on to become the Manager of PwC in London and the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Baker Tilly Klitou. Breaking the barriers to achieve this level of success is only a reflection of her larger than life, charismatic personality.
A force of nature, Koraly is an outspoken, courageous, out-of-the-box poet, writer, actor and performer. Her poetry books ‘Love & F K Poems' and 'Just Give Me the Pills' are best sellers which have grabbed the attention of worldwide audiences with their brave original content. Koraly gave zero f ks about people's opinions when she published her astounding poems and that makes her an instant inspiration in our book. In addition, she's known to put on jaw-dropping performances whenever she appears on stage so make sure you catch her next show, we know we will.
Anybody who knows Viktoria can attest that she’s the most resourceful and ambitious woman they’ve met. She’s exhibited her paintings at galleries, started a wine club in limassol and if she looks familiar that’s probably because she’s a sought-after public speaker whose appeared at major conferences including SIGMA iGAMING with more than 12,000 attendees. Wait for it because we’re not done; Viktoria also runs her own Tax & Accounting Consultation Agency in addition to holding C-level positions for the last 7 years. We’re tired just listing all the things she’s done no wonder we are inspired by how she manages to do them all.
Beside being one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet, Helen is the CMO and leader of one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world, Trade.io. Her journey in marketing started in London where she was born and raised. After years of climbing the ladder in London's hectic financial world she relocated to Cyprus where she enjoyed a successful career in Content Management before becoming the Marketing Manager at FxPrimus. Not only is she a superwoman at work, she’s also a super mum who’s often spotted at the hottest events in town sporting fashion’s latest baby slings. Her career is only as aspiring and her gorgeous personality.
Jennie is one of the coolest and fun people you’ll ever meet, she’s also one of the main showrunners behind the biggest financial expo in the world; iFX EXPO. Starting as an assistant producer Jennie has been a vital member of the iFX EXPO team which has been taking place in Cyprus and Hong Kong for the last seven years. She was featured on Finance Feeds ‘Under: 30 The Industry’s Future Leaders’ and boy were they right; today Jennie is the Head of Production and will lead the company’s upcoming expos. If you’re doubting how inspiring this awesome woman is just imagine how you’d feel if you were responsible for more than 4,000 people under one roof!
Last but definitely not least, our very own Director of Marketing at 120ADVERTISING, she’ll die when she sees her name in here but that’s only because she’s as humble as they come. Laoura has an astonishing history of smashing it in her career; she’s worked with brands the likes of Apple and Revlon, ran her own event planning company in Ireland, managed the communications team at easy-forex (now easyMarkets) and headed the entire marketing department at FxPrimus. We’re super lucky that she’s chosen to join 120 not only because of her priceless experience but because she’s simply one of the most charming and lovely people we know.
We are beyond lucky to have these and many more amazing women in our lives, who are the amazing women in yours?