“Elle Fiesta” Building change for Women in Lebanon

NOW is the time for Action.
NOW is the time for Education.
NOW  is the time to Empower.

“To empower we must teach & share the knowledge, skill, desire, & opportunity to succeed in a way that leads to collective success of the community” – Super Mommy in Beirut Community Mantra. 

Elle Fiesta is an annual event, that will be held this year on Saturday 26th September 2015 at the YWCA Beirut premises. The event is a FREE to attend for ALL – all that is needed to attend is your passion to learn and grow.




1- Workshops and Inspirational Talks given by Women in the community sharing their knowledge, life experiences and  passion to Empower and Inspire the community. See below the Speakers and the timings of their talks. 

2- Empowerment Exhibition is an area dedicated to give women with their own businesses a platform to exhibit and sell their hard work, to network and get direct feedback from the visitors to help them grow. The Exhibition is also open to all NGOs and sponsors that wish to participate and reach the women in the community. The Exhibition will be happening throughout the day and open to all the public. 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

3- Kids area. As mothers we always worry when  attending any event: “Where should we keep the children?”. This year with the help of our sponsors a full day of entertainment will be offered to allow you to enjoy your experience.


Meet the ELLE FIESTA 2015 speakers:

  • Speaker: Talar Bogharian Partiyan
  • Workshop: The Power of Motherhood!
  • Time: 10 a.m.

An educator for almost 20 years, with over 15 years at the American Community talarSchool Beirut working with students from all nationalities. She has a BS in Biology and a Masters in Science Education. Talar has participated in numerous international workshops preaching and learning about kids and adolescents. You can always find her giving lessons about life and love her motto “Love is the power of life”

Talar has joined the Harley Davidson Owner’s Group H.O.G.® Lebanon Chapter as a volunteer in 2009 and has become the first FEMALE DIRECTOR for a H.O.G.® chapter in the MENA region.


  • Speaker: Aline Kamakian
  • Workshop: Passion to Succeed
  • Time: 10:45 a.m.

Voted Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 in the BLA – Brilliant Lebaline kamakiananese Awards organized by BLC Bank. Board member of the Lebanese Franchise Association as well as a board member of the Lebanese League for Women in Business | LLWB and a successful candidate of the 2014 Vital Voices Fellowship Program

Aline Kamakian will be giving an inspirational talk on her Career, the determination and passion needed to succeed. Food passionate and owner in Mayrig (2003), M Catering (2004), Batchig (2013), Made by Mayrig (2014). Never forgetting her Armenian roots, she has co-written her first cook book “Armenian Cuisine”


  • Speaker: Sandra Klat
  • Workshop: Social Change start with YOU
  • Time: 11:15 a.m.

A Super Mom and a SoSandra Klat Abdelnourcial Activist with 14 years of experience in Non-Profit Organizations.
Founder of BASSMA a Lebanese nonprofit humanitarian organization established in 2002, whose mission is to empower the most deprived families to reach self-sufficiency.

BASSMA was nominated among ten finalist NGOs in Lebanon by BINGO Award 2014. She developed several programs in partnership with the World Bank, and established collaborations with several local and international NGOs, public and private entities


  • Speaker: Lamice Joujou
  • Workshop: Lucky to be a WOMAN
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.

A super mom of 3, is the CEO of My Doll and Me a doll’s concept store for girls anLamice picd doll collectors, established in October 2013, for which she won The Stevie Awards for the :”Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2014, for Middle-East, Europe and Africa”

She is also the CEO of 3 sister companies: Dent De Lait, Mazitou, and F.R.I.Z.Z.Y “Pamper Your Brain!”

A Mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and is chapter chair of the Women in Toys in Lebanon

An empowering talk about embracing the woman we are and getting the best out of our SHE-journey”.


  • Speaker: Kholoud Wattar Kassem
  • Workshop: Overcoming obstacles and making a difference
  • Time: 12:45 p.m

khouloud kassemTo make a difference and to keep your family, it takes belief in oneself, continuous work with persistence and consistency and NEVER let anybody make you feel worthless.

Overcoming the obstacles and hardships in her life, and not letting anyone bring her down.

A representative for Women in Parliaments Global Forum WIP for the MENA region, founder of non profit organization Mothers From Lebanon – أمّهات من لبنان 


  • Workshop: Breast milk: The Ultimate Super Food
  • Time: 2:00 p.m

The beginning of any journey is the hardest – with their continued commitment to help new mothers on the most beautiful experience in babytheir lives – HAPPIES from Sanita Lebanon has teamed up with the professional team of Super Women at HEALTHY HAPPY US to offer an educational workshop for all Super Moms-to-be.

Join this educational workshop and learn the nutrition, benefits and MAGIC of Breastfeeding. Get tips and advice from professionals to empower you as a new super mom!


Be Part of the Change! See you on Saturday 26th September at YWCA Beirut (behind the Radisson Hotel – Ain el Mrayseh) – Street Parking and Parking lot available. 







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