Philiy Page

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  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.

A bit about Philiy

Philiy PagePhiliy has been a freelancer for over 24 years, with her first professional photograph published in the press when she was only 19. She has a career that is now politely described as a portfolio career.

She has worked as an award winning photojournalist for The Guardian and Marie Claire (to name a few), a writer and publishing assistant, a documentary assistant producer for the BBC, a camera woman, a teacher of design and technology for 11 to 19 year olds, (that’s wood work, plastic and textiles with a bit of electronics on the side!), a Teaching Fellow of entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol, a trainer for the British Council delivering creative business start up courses around the world, and a feature film production manager. She was also invited to become a RSA Fellow the work that she does for the CWI. You can read more about that here: RSA Fellow 

All of this experience and enthusiasm Philiy pours into the Creative Women International. Philiy continues her work with the British Council and as a film production manager, and as a teaching fellow; these skills inspire her to continually develop Creative Women International.

Philiy also mentors creatives from all over the world via Skype. If you would like to book a session please go to the contact page here.

She has a popular podcast show, sharing tips and tricks to help your own creative business with international guest experts. Listen to it here: CLICK

You can see Philiy training creative entrepreneurs in this video from the British Council.

Here is what some of our members say about us

Being lucky enough to have experienced a few different mentors lately I was in a position where I was wondering what more advice I could possibly get and how would it benefit me. Having a one hour session with Philiy blew any preconceptions out of the water, as she methodically took each question I had and demystified a whole array of subjects! Looking back on the session and my 6 double-sided pages of scribbled notes I’m not sure how she managed to fit all the information into one session! However, she did, it was incredibly helpful and she’s bloody lovely too! In terms of investing time into your business, time with Philiy is time very well spent.

Rachel Bunce Coventry, UK 26th November 2015