For International Women’s Day and through short texts, we narrate the lives of ten modern Greek women, who have stood out by giving their personal battles, in life’s arena. Role model women, with life stories that inspire us with their talent, ethos and will. Like a distillate of what they lived and are living and a reason for inspiration for their own work. Each teaches us something valuable, as a gift to make us stronger and more optimistic.
“Happy birthday” may be unnecessary on a day like this. We celebrate our emancipation and the restoration of gender inequality.
“You are not born a woman, you become one. No biological, psychological or economic destiny determines the form in which a woman is presented to society. It is the culture as a whole that produces this creature, which is between the male and the eunuch and described. as a female “.
It was the words of Simone de Beauvoir that went down in history, and changed, not only the way men perceive women, but mostly the way women perceive themselves.
No role is predetermined. A chromosome cannot, in many countries and times, predetermine the position of an individual in society. Especially when we are talking about a complementary role, if not inferior.
Large and several obstacles still remain, blocking the way in the evolution of women in various areas in life, but they are not insurmountable.
It is all of us, who empower and develop the role, science, work and showing that dreams do come true, being transformed by the creative power of women along with perseverance, patience and positive thinking.
Always fascinated by the human behavior, she seeks the human presence in her frames more than anything else. This led her to explore portraiture, street and documentary photography in her early studies at the International Center of Photography in New York.
Founder and President of Fresh Line Organic Cosmetics
"Only my two children supported my project. I went through hell and high water, as everyone else thought my ideas were crazy and impossible, and were trying to stop me. They found my ideas unheard of and out of the norm. If I did not have perseverance and stubbornness, nothing would have happened."
Global Head, Marketing and Events in the International Bunker Industry Association
Sofia is an inspiration herself, a person who is always looking ahead and working for the common good. She, along with her powerful and dedicated team, has created a platform for Greek women to ‘share their story’, their success story with the world.
Dr. Vassiliki Koufopanou
When you meet scientists of the caliber of Dr. Vassiliki Koufopanou, you expect a person that is deeply immersed into their own world and will barely raise their head to talk to a common mortal. Though that stereotype may be true for some of her colleagues, Dr. Koufopanou has managed to find balance as a complete person, scientist, woman, mother, spouse and friend with self-knowledge and self-criticism.
Sonia Theodoridou spends her life between Athens, Germany, Italy and Israel. Our international soprano was born in Veria and studied at the National Conservatory “Manolis Kalomiris”, from where she graduated with the award for “Excellent and Distinguished Performance.”
Visual Artist – Sculptor
A girl who was born in Larissa with a thousand dreams for the world of art, Mara Karetsou, is a Greek sculptor who reached her zenith in America. After the patron of the art scene, Alexandros Iolas, discovered her in Paris, she made her first exhibition in New York and became internationally acclaimed.
Haute Couture Designer
The epitome of style and unpretentious femininity. For Erifilli, style is not something you learn, you just have it and cultivate it. She signs her ethereal creations, dynamic corsets, romantic laces and silk, dressing the gentle beauty, deifying the women. Her face inspires respect and her love for what she does overflows, with quality, substance, knowledge and passion.
Music Director – Conductor
FOTINI ANDROULAKI 0 SHARES 0 0 READ NEXT Danae Varangis Born in Nea Smyrni with roots from Smyrna and Arcadia, Zoe Zeniodi began her brilliant career in music with piano studies in Greece. She continued in England and Austria with degrees and work as a pianist and piano accompanist at the Royal College of Music and the Mozarteum. She then lived in the USA where she completed her doctoral degree in orchestral conducting and worked for years in Miami. Internationally renowned conductor and pianist, she has worked with organizations like the Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Carnegie Hall and collaborated artists like Stephen Hough and Lise de la Salle.
Founder of DV Closet & Marketing and Public Relations Director for «VARANGIS»
Danae, just 27 years old today, has already started a successful entrepreneurial path. Daughter of Christina and Dimitris Varangis, she is the fifth generation of a business story that begins in 1900 and signs “by the hand of Varangis”. Born in Athens in 1993, she moved to London at the age of 18 to study media. She worked for Condé Nast and set up her own project at the age of 23 conducting a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds.