On the 26th of October, Julia Dashina of the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation was awarded the Russian Humanitarian & Philanthropy Woman of the Year Award. The accolade honours Mrs. Dashina’s contribution to the Cypriot Community and the humanitarian work she and her husband do via their foundation in extending a helping hand to everyone in need on the island.
The ceremony was part of the 8th Golden Lady Russian Woman of the Year Award, which celebrates the achievements of Russian women in business and philanthropy in Cyprus. Attended by many high-profile figures, including H.E. Mr. Stanislav V. Osadchiy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Cyprus, the event also included a performance by international artists.
Founded by Janice Ruffle, the annual awards for “National-Cyprus” and “Russian-Cyprus” were established to give a platform of recognition for women entrepreneurs and philanthropists across Cyprus.
Janice Ruffle comments that:
“Women continue to transform the face of business and society with leadership roles in various businesses and corporations. They have certain characteristics that set them apart and are generally not afraid to acknowledge their leadership style. Impressively, the caliber of previous winners highlights their dignified and humble embrace for finesse and ethos as pioneers in society.”
In her speech, Mrs. Dashina made the following statement:
“Thank you for this award. It serves to highlight how simple and yet important it is to be charitable. Ιf I could make one wish tonight, I would hope that the small things we have done inspire others to do the same. Our aim is to become a force for good in Cyprus. Let’s make kindness contagious!”