Costa Women in 2012 - Looking Back with Thanks and heading into Bright Future!

  • 2012 has been filled with wonderful ingredients, aromas, tastes and flavours that go into making the multicultural community of Women that IS Costa Women.  Looking back over 2012 I wanted to share with you the Costa Women achievements in which you have all played a part. 


    Putting the recipe together

    Since 1st January 2012 we have been joined by 885 new members from all different parts of Spain, the Islands and Women who have Spain as part of their life goals.  Thank you so much for sharing the Costa Women community with your Friends and Contacts.  

    We met 51 of our members via the weekly interviews

    In the summer we launched a competition for you to share What does Costa Women mean to You?- we announced Danisa Poppleton as the best entry.  Here is a copy of her video - Nosotros Costa Women

    My goal for 2013?  To double our current membership to 3,000 members in total by 31st December 2013 – please help me by recommending Costa Women to your friends.


    New Flavours

    We have launched Costa Women events in 5 new locations in 2012 with new hosts and organisers.  A very special thank you to our hosts and organisers Marina Nitzak (Marbella), Lucy Gabzdyl (Sotogrande), East of Malaga with Views from the hills! (Lynsey Drake), Granada (Molly) and Barcelona (Anja R Vedal).  We have also been joined by Ashlyn Watts who runs OCIO E.S.W.I.B. (English Speaking Women in Business)  Ashlyn has migrated her events and organisation that meet East of Malaga to the Costa Women platform.

    These Ladies have all supported the Costa Women ethos and created friendly evenings for new and existing members to attend, connect, share and be part of the party.  A new group in Fuengirola will also be launched in January.

    If you want to start a new Group in your area please contact me (


    We held two purely Business Networking events and were joined by Annabel Kaye from the UK who shared about thriving in business during a recession.


    Giving of Gifts

    Our charitable efforts have enabled Costa Women to give 460€ to Cudeca (a local hospice charity) and help two families who lost their homes in the Malaga Fires by raising 530€ for the Doran Family and raising 380€ for Susan Holloway and Andy - over 1000€ in total.


    Aromas and Tastes

    You shared 345 stories, thoughts and ideas under Blogs

    You created 292 new discussions under the Forums

    You made 34 new Groups for interests, hobbies and business ideas

    You created, attended and have been part of over 700 events


    On Social Media

    We now have 1169 followers on Facebook

    2133 followers on Twitter @costawomen as well as 362 members listed @costawomen/costa-women

    Costa Women were mentioned by Telegraph Expat as one of the Top 20 resources and/or useful expat advice for Expats


    New ideas in the mix

    We launched the job pages, gave classifieds its own page as well as creating a dedicated Business Directory for you to share your product or services.


    What's cooking for 2013

    And in 2013.... watch this space; Costa Women never stand still. Bring it On!


    Happy 2013 and happy new You!


    Ali x


1 comment
  • Lucy Gabzdyl
    Lucy Gabzdyl Well done Ali! What a star you are We're all sooooo grateful to you for creating this network of such amazing Costa Women!!!
    January 7, 2013 - Report