First ever ‘Inspiring Migrant Women’ Conference receives huge acclaim
The first ‘Inspiring Migrant Women’ conference was held on Saturday the 2nd May 2015 at the Waldorf Hilton in central London was an incredible success and was met with huge acclaim by everyone who attended.
This ground breaking one-day inspirational conference for professionals, business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and full-time mums was the brainchild of Editor-in-Chief of ‘Migrant Woman’ and‘Global Woman’ magazines Mirela Sula, who wanted to create a new type of conference to showcase the achievements of Migrant Women and recognise their contribution to UK society. It also provided the perfect forum for networking with like-minded entrepreneurs.
The Conference, which is the first of its kind, provided a successful new platform for women from a range of different cultures and backgrounds to share their inspirational stories of hardship and success to an audience to nearly 200 people from at least 25 different countries.
“Based on the huge success of this event I believe that this will now be a recognised annual award ceremony that many more women will aspire to take part in.”
Ten carefully selected guest speakers from eight countries, including England, were invited to take the stage to present their stories and professional experience to the audience. Special guests included Psychiatrist Vera Ora (mother of Rita Ora), Russian Opera singer Ilona Domnich and Israeli Singer/Performer Tally Koren.
Five finalists, selected by a judging panel for the Migrant Woman of the Year Award spoke about their work and causes, representing Brazil, Italy, Russia, New Zealand and Kosovo. The audience and judges voted on the day, and Ivana Bartoletti, who gave a moving and impassioned speech about fighting for the rights of women everywhere, was announced as the winner and presented with a trophy for Migrant Woman of the Year 2015 by the headline sponsor, Lidia Frederico, who also presented gifts to every finalist and to Mirela Sula. Rafael Dos Santos (from Brazil) was given a certificate and special recognition as a migrant man for his work in encouraging all migrants to start up their own business, with the campaign ‘This Foreigner Can’.
Mirela Sula, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the new ‘Global Woman’ magazine commented; “This conference was all about bringing together influential and inspiring women from across the world to tell their stories and share their wisdom. Based on the huge success of this event I believe that this will now be a recognised annual award ceremony that many more women will aspire to take part in.”