If you are just starting out, have been a freelancer for a long time, or are working in the arts and want to be part of a vibrant and creative community, then the Creative Women International is for you. We are excited by every connection that is made and positively encourage collaborations!
Creative Women International is a woman only community with meet ups, training, and support, for creative professional women around the world- currently 20 countries and counting.
Women often have lower capability perceptions than men when they start up their own businesses. They often feel intimidated to ask questions at work in case they stand out as ‘not knowing enough’. The Creative Women International is here to offer support and create a space where there is no such thing as a ‘silly’ question. We aim to help each other through support and advice to achieve our goals.
Creative Women International provides opportunities for women around the world to come together on-line, and in person, to support and inspire one another. We love the conversations that members and the Creative Women International community have with each other. We hope that you will be inspired to join us too.
The story of Creative Women International
Creative Women International was founded by UK based Philiy Page. Philiy is a working creative professional herself. She found that she was feeling isolated and lonely working from home and coffee shops. She believed that there must be others feeling the same way. Having delivered creative business start up training around the world she wanted to create a support group for those participants, but also felt that women in the UK would benefit from it as well. Philiy formed Creative Women International to create a global, supportive network, for other creative professionals and has had so much pleasure and inspiration from it ever since.
Here are some of our values
We believe that the arts, creativity and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that everyone has the potential to create a life that they are proud of, and we strive to thrive, not just survive!
We have felt isolated and lonely ourselves as we created our businesses and creative projects. Creative Women International is the place where you can come and gain ideas, ask questions, share information and encourage each other.
We believe that respect and understanding is the base for all of our interactions.
Global conversations help us to be inspired by other creative practices and philosophies. Creative Women International is a safe space to discuss these topics.
We love that women have an intuition and this is something that we try to listen to ourselves. Our guts love to tell us if something is the right thing to do or not. It might give us less work, but we are happier for it! Creative Women International was formed on a gut instinct that it was the ‘right thing to do’.
We used to have monthly WOW Women on Wednesdays videos, where individual members answered the same set of questions about their career and practice. These were well received by everyone, and we admire how honest and open each participant was. We are changing the format in the future, and will have a WOW section on the website. If you would like to be included as an inspirational women, please get in touch: Philiy@CreativeWomenInterntional.com