A second award, this time from the institution of the Bravo Sustainability Awards of Quality Net Foundation, completes the sequence of the top distinctions for WOMENTORS. Our program was awarded in the In Action category since what we seek is to empower the young women of our country to take action with added value in the economy, society and decision-making centers.

The first recognition for WOMENTORS came from the woman who holds the highest state office, the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who put WOMENTORS under her auspices. This was followed by the gold award for the development of horizontal skills at the Education Leaders Awards and this first phase of the project is completed with the Bravo Sustainability Award.

These distinctions are

  • validation of our vision for a society more inclusive and fairer for women but also for all people
  • recognition of our innovative design and methodology
  • recognition of the accuracy and completeness of the content of our intervention, which has a holistic character
  • Recognition of our ability to develop, coordinate and manage effective national programs, even in emergency situations such as the pandemic
  • recognition of the effort and work of the scientific team, the project team, the collaborators who contributed by offering video-narrations and mentoring, the 23 regional coordinators of the program, our 177 new leaders and the 4,700 women who participated in the empowerment seminars especially in the difficult conditions of the pandemic
  • and finally recognition of the quality of our work.

“We dedicate this award to every woman who makes her choices unaffected by gender stereotypes,” stated Vivi Anthopoulou, General Manager of the Lambrakis Foundation, who received the award on behalf of the approximately 5,000 women participating in the program today.

At the Lambrakis Foundation, which designed this program and developed its methodology and content, and at the organization Mission ANTHROPOS, which as a partner enriched it with content on women’s health issues, we are particularly proud of the successive honorary recognitions of our work.

None of this would have been possible without the fundamental support of the EEA Grants. WOMENTORS is implemented within the Active Citizens Fund program. The € 12m Active Citizens Fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) funding mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The management of the Active Citizens Fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow.