A Conversation with Elif Shafak

Women who are changing the world - Elif Shafak in conversation with Elizabeth Filippouli



An evening and a conversation on

“Visionary Women Leaders”

between award winning British / Turkish writer Elif Shafak and Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder of the Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40, which took place

at Waterstones Piccadilly on November 1st, 2019 at 19.00 GMT

Elif was raised in Turkey and Elizabeth was born in Greece. Their common passion to support and empower women worldwide brought them together and five years ago a lifetime friendship was born. Elif is an advocate for women's rights and LGBT rights and freedom of speech, she has been awarded Chevalier des Arts and des Lettres.

Elizabeth is a journalist and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of the Global Thinkers Forum, an international non profit organisation promoting values-based leadership and collaboration. In 2018 she founded Athena40, an initiative recognizing women of pioneering thinking and positive impact.


Part of the Mayfair & St. James's Literary Festival