National Hellenic Society Announces First Women's Hellenic Leadership Summit

    National Hellenic Society (NHS) young members attend the 2019 NHS conference in Santa Monica, CA Credit: NHS

    The National Hellenic Society‘s “Heritage America” Program recently announced the launching of its first Women’s Hellenic Leadership Summit for women between the ages of 18-30, which will take place on Saturday, April 4, in Boston College.

    The Society is calling young women to join them for what it calls “an informative, engaging and robust discussion on our culture and faith, and a bridge to our homeland, with relevance in the 21st century.’’

    Event topics ”Maintaining Ethnic Identity in the 21st Century,” ”Gender Inequality: Assess and Overcome,” ”Global Initiatives,” as well as ”Young Adult Engagement & Impact,” and ”Local Call to Action.”

    During the ”Maintaining Ethnic Identity in the 21st Century,” session, attendees will have the chance to listen to Jennifer Djaferis Michaud, the New England Regional Director for the Hellenic American Women’s Council; Maria Loi, a businesswoman, author, television personality and philanthropist, and Katerina Sokou, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Future Europe Initiative of the Atlantic Council.

    The ”Gender Inequality: Assess and Overcome,” session will include remarks from Dr. Dina Haritos Tsamitis, who has led Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networking Institute (INI) as a director since 2004, Maria Markou Esq. who is the Founder and President of New York-based law firm “Markou Global Legal Group,” as well as Doretta Mistras and Lea Soupata, the Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Division of Citigroup and the woman who managed a Human Resources organization within UPS for 37 years, respectively.

    The ”Global Initiatives,” session’s panel will include Artemis Kohas, the founder of PR agency The Kohas Agency, Natalia Linos, Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

    Finally, the ”Young Adult Engagement & Impact” session will include Dr. Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, who has served as Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College Holy Cross since 2003.

    Additional guests speakers include Noel (Giglio) Denice, a Legal Counsel at Philips North America, Demetra Soterakis, the founder of Ganias Media Lab, Tamika Tomboulidis, a professional speaker and career counselor focused on interpersonal relationships and strategic business communication, and Eva Tsaousidou, a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    The ”Local Call to Action” session’s panel will include Eri Frangiadakis, the National Secretary for the Hellenic American Women’s Council, Despina Koules Anton, the President of The Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc, and Dr Sophia Koutsas, an Assistant Professor at the School of Business Global Business and Leadership Department at SNHU’s University College.