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"This year's program held in Greece provides unique opportunity for prominent leaders to interconnect and exchange ideas on how to move forward on a national and international level." Elena Kountoura
WASHINGTON, DC, and ATHENS, GREECE, October 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Distinguished Leaders from across the globe were recognized at the 21st Global Goddess Artemis Award Ceremony held at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece. The program was under the auspice of and hosted by the Honorable Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic. Distinguished leaders in business, academia, philanthropy, and the arts from across the globe were in attendance.
The 21st Annual Global Goddess Artemis Award Honorees and Distinguished Host, the Honorable Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic stated, "On this occasion I would like, first of all, to applaud Loula Loi Alafoyiannis and all of the EAWC's spectacular work and commitment for more than two decades in the field of strengthening the status of women in leadership positions. Women's contribution is invaluable in the global efforts for strategic alliances that advance innovative change, economic growth and social prosperity, aiming to create a better future for the next generations. This program held in Greece provides a unique opportunity for prominent leaders and prestigious personalities to interconnect and exchange thoughts and ideas on how to move forward on a national and international level. It also marks an open invitation for all participants, to become partakers of the Greek Spirit and culture, as well as ambassadors of the great values of Hellenism and our amazing Country. "
The Honorees from Greece, the United States and from around the world of this prestigious award are:
The greatest song writer, composer, politician and activist
The Greek of the World
HONORABLE CAROLYN B. MALONEY
US Congresswoman (D-NY)
The "Bouboulina" of the Greek Americans & Cypriot Americans
HONORABLE ELENA KOUNTOURA
Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic
Good will ambassador of social volunteering
And president of the organization EUROPA DONNA GREECE
Father ANTONIOS PAPANIKOLAOU
The pioneer of The Ark of the World (Kivotos tou Kosmou)
Provider of care and protection for mothers and children
Executive Global National Ambassador of Greece to
The Council of Europe for Sports,
Citizen of Europe for Year 2017
The fearless and daring woman with a can-do attitude & extraordinary achievements
Executive President of A.S. STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN MC
The person with exceptional love and passion for children in need
DR. FOTINI A. POMONI
Professor, University of Athens and
Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Liceo Cervantino of Irapuato, Mexico
Visionary promoter of bilateral educational and scientific relationships
CEO of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc.
Global Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Century
DR. TERRY NEESE
Founder of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women
Her thirst to help Rwandan and Afghani women to receive a degree in Business Administration
MR. SUN XIAN
Awarded Film Director
His passion and love promoting Greece worldwide
The journalist and good will Ambassador of fashion for Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy
The real visionary who connects the fashion with society
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Honored by the European Union
For her contribution to environmental issues related to desalination
The famous Greek American sculptor
A distinguish Greek American philanthropist and artist
Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Advisor
For ChappelWood Financial Services
Champion for Women and Wealth Management Leader
Associate Professor, University of Ioannina & Harvard University
The academician who connected media with Greek language and culture
NATASSA N. SPAGADOROU
Editor-in-Chief of the medical and scientific website "onMed"
Outstanding contributions to the world of print and online media
Createur de la mode
Athens - Paris - New York
For bringing the Hellenic Spirit and his creativity to celebrities around the world
High Fashion designer
The distinguished Greek fashion ambassador
Public Relations Advisor at Greek Public Relations Company,
Journalist in Greece and Abroad
For her contribution to the humanity
The woman who empowers people to create their own unique life path
Chairman of HUAJING Group Corporation
Successful young woman entrepreneur in Asia, Europe and USA
President TAIE Homelike Life Hall in Chengdu, China
The woman who created a life experience Museum by merging tradition and technology
Business Owner and Entrepreneur of the Year USA
Executive Associate Dean of Global Programs,
Director of the Centre International Business Studies in New York Institute of Technology
Creator of an acclaimed MBA Executive Program that emphasizes experiential learning
In a video address shown at the Global Goddess Awards Ceremony, The Honorable U. S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney stated to the audience, "I congratulate all of the Honorees of this prestigious award, I also congratulate the Founder, CEO and President of EAWC, Loula Loi Alafoyiannis." The Congresswoman is founder and co-chair of the Hellenic Caucus, which is one of the largest caucuses in the U.S. Congress. She touched on the subject during her speech, "The goal (of the Caucus) is to increase the friendship and cooperation of these two great countries," she said. "A major item on the agenda is the return of the Pantheon Marbles back to Greece and as such I have put in Bill HR51. The Pantheon Marbles were created by Greece, created for Greece, and they belong in Greece." She stated.
The Honorees and Honored Guests were also part of an 8 day cultural program, which included visiting the gorgeous Island of Mykonos, enjoying the luxurious five star Royal Myconian Resort & Villas. Festivities hostd by the Honorable Mayor of Mykonos, Attorney Kostas Koukas who met with the Honored Guests and attended the Celebrations which took place at Nice and Easy Restaurant. Then afterward the trip continued in Athens. The distinguished participants enjoyed the luxury of the five star Hotel St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Boutique Hotel. They also toured historic landmarks, including the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon. The Honorees had special visits with prominent leaders; including The Honorable Elena Koutoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic, The Honorable George Patoulis. The Mayor of Amaroussion City and President Central Union of Municipalities of Greece and visited the Greek Parliament.
Loula Loi Alafoyiannis, Euro-American Women's Council, and Founder & Executive Global President, and the organizer of the prestigious 21st Annual Global Artemis Award ceremony, addressed the packed audience at the Acropolis museum.
She thanked the Honorable U.S. Congresswoman Maloney for her support of issues affecting women, children and families and her long stance commitment to public service. Ms. Alafoyiannis then acknowledged and thanked The Honorable Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism for the Hellenic Republic for support of the 21st Annual Global Goddess Artemis Symposium & Award Ceremony. She praised her for her leadership and commitment to public service. She then acknowledged The Honorable Katerina P. Panagopoulos, National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play and Citizen of Europe 2017. Loula thanked her for her friendship of two decades and her long time support of EAWC.
Loula also gave a special thank you to the members of the EAWC Board, including Judy Sheppard and Edie Fraser for their long time support and commitment. Loula highlighted her appreciation to the Mayor of Athens, The Honorable George Kaminis, the Mayor of Amaroussion City and President Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, The Honorable George Patoulis, Mistress of Ceremonies for the 21st Global Goddess Artemis Awards: Emi Livaniou. She also recognized Konstantinos Mastorakis,CEO Know-How, Director Communications Nazzionale Pilote Formula 1, Mr. Thomas Kong, President US-China Cultural Exchange & Development Association, Stamatia Trivoulides, Artist and Board Member of the Women's Museum in Washington DC, Exsekias Trivoulides, artist and sculptor, creator of the Bouboulina award 2017, Television Host and Producer and Co-Founder of startup Doobbear Asimina Tzatha and Producer and Founder of startup Doobbear Konstantinos Gkavelas.
Loula's long list of acknowledgement of Dignitaries, VIPs, Hosts and Honored Guests in the audience for their support of EAWC and whose support helped to make the 21st Annual Global Goddess Artemis Symposium and Award Ceremony possible included;
Carolyn B. Maloney, US Congresswoman, New York's 12th Congressional District at U.S. House of Representatives
Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism of the Hellenic Republic, Member of Greek Parliament
Mikis Theodorakis, Greatest songwriter, composer, politician and activist
Father Antonios Papanikolaou, The pioneer of The Ark of the World (Kivotos tou Kosmou) and great philanthropist
Daisy Gallagher, President and CEO of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide
Robert Gallagher, Executive Chairman, World Green Energy Organizing Council, Businessman and University Professor
Sophia Voultepsi, Member of Greek Parliament, Journalist
Dionyssia Avgerinopoulos, Former Member of Greek Parliament, Director of European Institute of Law, Science and Technology
George Patoulis, President of Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, Mayor of Amaroussion, President of the Medical Association of Athens, founder of "IATREIO KOINONIKHS APOSTOLIS"
Costantinos Koukas, Mayor of Mykonos, Advocate at the Greek first degree Court of Appeal
John Alafoyiannis, Founder and Owner of HIPPOCRATES Olive Oil Europe - USA, Journalist
Rania Alafoyiannis, EAWC Supporter
Dr. Dimitrios Pantermalis, Director of Acropolis Museum, Professor of Archeology
Dr. Elias Foutsis, President of the N.Y. College of Athens
Dr. Nikos Katsaros, Director of the Nutrition and Biomedicine Dep. of N.Y. College of Athens
Dr. Ioannis Panthidas, Vice Director of the I.T. and Engineering Dep. at N.Y. College of Athens
Dr. Vassilis Chrissikopoulos, President of Hellenic Organization for Ancient Egypt Studies,
Professor of Archeology
Aris Lampridis, Management & Consulting Director at PW, Digital & Social Media Director at EAWC
Nikos Foskolos, Continuity Supervisor at OTE Cinemas, Alter Channel, Star Channel and New Channel, webmaster and stage technology director at EAWC
Danai Zaoussis, Communication Manager at Acropolis Museum
Voula Saradari, Chairman of Recruiting Committee for New Members of Lions Club International
Kostas Mastorakis, Owner of EWW Consulting, P.R. Director at "NATIONALLI PILOTTI F1"
Katerina Monogiou, Politician in Cyclades Region
Panagiotis Dactylidis, Director of Royal Myconian Resort
Apostolos Kolovos, Senior Copywriter
Panagiotis Paschalakis, President of Safe Water Sports
Katerina Topouzoglou, Founder of All for Blue Non-Profit Organization for Shark Awareness & Underwater Cleanups
Dimitris Christoforidis, Owner of NICE N' EASY
Christos Athanasiadis, Executive Chef of NICE N' EASY
Georgia N Foskolos, Scholarship awarded student at the NY College of Athens
Dr. Evangelina Papadopoulou, Archaeologist and Author,
Irene Vasilopoulous, Hotel St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Boutique Hotel
Panos Daktylides', Royal Myconian Collection
Doobbear Asimina Tzatha, Television Host and Producer
Doobbear Konsantinos Gkavelas, Producer
Dr. Ria Pinou, staunch supporter of EAWC
Stamatia Trivoulides, Artist and Board Member of the Women's Museum in Washington DC,
Exsekias Trivoulides, artist and sculptor, creator of the Bouboulina award 2017,
EAWC would like to thank all of its coalition partners, supporters and media partners. The biographies of the Honorees, a media wall with video and photos from the program, and all supporters' acknowledgement may be found at www.eawc.org.
United States of America Award Recipients details:
Distinguished leaders from the United States were among the Honorees receiving the prestigious 2017 Global Goddess Artemis Award are:
Ms. Daisy Gallagher, CEO of Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc., co-founder of SUSTAP LLC, board advisor for several enterprises, senior advisor to Washington DC Archangels investors group, serial entrepreneur, chief strategist, multi-award winning business person, mentor and advocate for women in power, author, two decades plus of community and business leadership was recognized for global business and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Terry Neese, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, entrepreneur, public policy strategist, women's equality advocate, and award-winning small business owner. Dr. Neese, resides in Oklahoma, has created several non-profit organizations and businesses, she has spent time in Afghanistan mentoring the women there and advocating for their right to equality. Dr. Neese was recognized for her commitment to increasing women's roles in business ownership and shaping public policy.
Ms. Victoria Woods, CEO of ChappelWood Financial Services in Edmond was also recognized for her work in supporting, impacting and empowering women as a wealth management leader. She serves as the Finance Chair for the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and hosts events to raise funds for a variety of charitable organizations.
The dynamic and tireless Loula Loi Alafoyiannis founded EAWC twenty-one years ago. The mission of EAWC is to strengthen the status of women in the global marketplace by building strategies and alliances between women in business and prominent leaders across the United States, Europe, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and many places all over the world. Through EAWC, women of diverse backgrounds and various accomplishments work together to advance women's access to positions of leadership and responsibility. EAWC is helping to pave the way for the further generations of business leaders.
Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc. on behalf of EAWC
Washington DC, USA
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