Elizabeth H. Filippouli
Founder & CEO, Global Thinkers Forum & Athena40
Elizabeth Filippouli is the Founder of Global Thinkers Forum. Under her leadership the organisation grew internationally building multistakeholder partnerships and networks in over twenty countries, to promote accountability in leadership and economic participation of youth and women through skills-building and tech.
With a longstanding passion for sustainability, accountability, and empowerment, she has played a key role in promoting global understanding, collaboration, and the UN Goals, by bringing together decision-makers in London, New York, Amman, Athens, Istanbul, Beirut, Dubai, Riyadh and securing their commitment for solutions-driven leadership.
By designing, leading, and fundraising for the international mentoring programme ‘Telemachus and Athena’ that provides access to mentoring and professional networks, she has been instrumental in launching the careers of more than 300 social impact leaders around the world, including 100 women entrepreneurs in MENA.