Elizabeth H. Filippouli is a journalist and social entrepreneur. She is the editor of ‘From Women to the World: Letters for a New Century’, published by IB Tauris in July 2021.
Her early career in print and broadcast journalism in Greece and at CNN and Al Jazeera English, was prelude to now over a decade of activism and serial entrepreneurship. She is Founder of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) since 2011. GTF is an independent civil society agency incubated at the University of Oxford, now London-based and working through a global network of thought leaders to promote values-based decision making and supporting women and youth through mentoring programmes.
In 2018 Elizabeth launched Athena40, a family of diverse initiatives that advance women in leadership by creating recognition opportunities and connecting them with peers around the world.
She has studied Strategy and Innovation at Oxford’s Said Business School, Transnational Media and Globalisation at London City University (MA). Her ﬁrst book ‘The Invisible Reality’ was published in Greece in 2004. In 2020 she co-authored together with Dr Marc J. Ventresca a work on ‘Kindness in Leadership in Times of Crisis’, the ﬁrst of several publications that rethink the work of leaders.
Elizabeth is currently working on her memoir and a series of short stories (fiction).
A photographic exhibition inspired by ‘From Women to the World’ will launch in March 2022 in London and Athens and a theatre play inspired by the stories in the book is due to launch in 2023.