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Leadership for positive impact

Women Empowerment 2016

4th Women Empowerment Summit
16th - 18th September 2016

A truly international learning and empowerment experience is happening at ESA over a glorious weekend in Crete, 16 - 18 September. Creating positive impact starts with us polishing our own 'impact' to be the most visible and best that we can be. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW to be part of an exceptional global community from UK, Greece, Croatia, Sweden, Africa and Latin America, with a vision to Educate, Empower and Employ women of the world.


Gala dinner and awards
17th September 2016

A wonderful annual event where we recognise and AWARD exceptional women in Crete. With wonderful, fine dining by local chefs who also cater for luxury chalets in the Swiss Alps, plus music from one of the best local, contemporary Cretan bands. You will not be able to keep your toes still! Inspirational keynote speakers will entertain you while you sip Dourakis wine, eat specially handmade chocolates and enjoy a most glamorous evening of fun and celebration in the unique and beautiful ESA setting. All for only 35 euros per person.


Chocolate and Stargazing
16th September 2016

MAYAN to MINOAN: Chocolate, Greek Mythology and experiencing LIVE Astronomy is a rare and unique experience. Happening in Crete 16th September.


Host your event at ESA     

Powered only by Cretan sunshine, ESA is a beautiful building rooted in the earth amongst ancient rocks and olive trees, surrounded by nature. Its construction is a leading example of sustainability in practice. ESA is an experiential and creative place where people feel enlivened, uplifted and creative. Great living and great learning happen at ESA. A perfect setting for:

Leading sustainable enterprise

Our passion is contributing towards co-created sustainable enterprise for positive impact on communities and the natural environment on a global scale. Leadership and entrepreneur issues of adaptation, resilience, authenticity, sustainable-self, values connected sense-making and the continued emancipation of women (WISE) to take up more leadership roles in the world are at the core of the ESA sustainability experience.

Make sense of sustainability

Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.

Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first-hand the strong connection between nature and community.