Women for the SDGs

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“Women as Ambassadors for Human Values” is inspired by Elizabeth’s book ‘From Women to the World’, an anthology of compelling letters written by women and addressed to women who had a major impact in their lives. This photographic project is a continuation of the book in the form of a visual dialogue that cuts across different cultures, generations and missions.

Elizabeth’s goal has been to highlight the beauty of women’s complex and diverse nature. As part of this, the idea of a metaphor between the pebbles in the sea and a woman’s journey in life came about: a pebble gets smoothed and rounded by water and sand. In a similar way every woman carves her own identity in life through adversity, challenges and setbacks but also through successes, victories and a sense of mission.

The collaborative project between Elizabeth and photographer Sebastian Böttcher, has evolved into a multi-disciplinary dialogue between diverse identities and rich narratives. The project reflects the extraordinary life stories of established women from around the world highlighting their multiple roles: mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, carers, breadwinners, educators and in the end: leaders.

 

100 Women

If we want a more accountable, peaceful and sustainable world we have to engage more women in conversations and decision-making roles. Women bring more compassion, patience and, by nature, peaceful solutions. Research shows that in regards to conflict with other nations, when the percentage of women in parliament goes up by a mere 5%, a country is five times less likely to use violence during international crises. The 100 women featured in this project are role models for all of us and leave behind a legacy for generations to come.

Dates and locations of exhibitions and presentations 2020 - 2022

03/08/2022 - 03/30/2022
Exhibition ‘From Women to the World’ Athens, Greece at the St George Lycabettus Gallery

03/01/2022 - 03/31/2022
Exhibition ‘From Women to the World’ London, UK at the Conduit Club

10/05/2021 – Presentation ‘From Women to the World’ at 5 Hertford Literary Festival

07/01/2021 – Presentation a Waterstones Piccadilly

07/06/2021 - Presentation at Bristol Ideas Festival UK

09/12/2021 – Presentation at Said Business School Oxford University (DipSI Cohort)

05/26/2021 -Stage presentation/live letters readings ‘From Women to the World’ at Hay Festival Wales.

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Press Coverage

April 2022 – TRT TV Greece

April 2022 – The Diplomatic Observer Turkey

March 2022 – CTV News Channel Canada

March 2022 – The Evening Standard UK

March 2022 – The Independent UK

March 2022 – Ethnos GR

March 2022 – HuffPo

March 2022 – Naftemporiki GR

March 2022 – Alpha TV

March 2022 – Mega TV

February 2022 – Harpers Greece

February 2022 – Madame Figaro Greece

June 2021 – The Guardian

June 2021 - Town & Country

June 2021- The National UAE

July 2021 – The Independent UK ‘Books of the Month’

July 2021 – Vanity Fair ‘The Best Things to do in London’

July 2021 – Vogue Arabia