London, Thanasis Gavos

Women from all over the world whose work contributes to a sustainable future gathered on Wednesday night at London’s Mansion House the Athena40 initiative.

There, in the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the historic City, the financial center of the British capital, the seven awards for “Women’s Interventions for a Sustainable Future” were presented.

The Athena40 initiative is the creation of Elisavet Filippouli and her non-profit organization Global Thinkers Forum. It aims to promote women’s leadership and participation in all sectors around the world, strengthen diversity and champion gender equality, as well as the adoption of innovative ideas by those in leadership positions.

The hostess of the evening, the Lord Mayor’s wife Elizabeth Mainelli, she noted in her greeting that “sustainable economic development depends on the inclusion of women in the production process”.

Mrs. Filippouli herself spoke about the need for solidarity among women in order to strengthen their presence in leadership positions and contribute to economic sustainability.

The award in the “Visionary of Change” category awarded to Nurdeniz Tuçer for her work in changing perceptions in Turkey about people with special needs.

The “Leader for Positive Impact” Award won by Lynn Parker who with the Funny Women organization helps women put humor into their work.

The director of the EOT in London Eleni Skarveli she was the winner in the “Sustainability Ambassador” categoryin recognition of its initiatives for sustainable tourism in Greece.

“Pioneer in technology and innovation” emerged the Sarah Mindy for her contribution to the fields of technology and education.

For “Promoting understanding between cultures” award winning journalist, producer and more Geraldine Sharp-Newton, for her four decades of work in bridging cultural gaps and creating inclusive societies.

As “Women’s Rights Advocate” was awarded the aid organization Media Matters for Womenfor the difficult and dangerous work of defending and promoting women’s rights and information in Sierra Leone.

End, “An artist whose work re-imagines our societies” Anahita Rezvani-Rad was named, An Iranian woman from London who highlights the voices of oppressed women in her homeland with her artistic work.

Executives from the night’s sponsors and Athena40, London Press Club and KNOCK Inc. also gave greetings.