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Olga Stavropoulou

Founding Member - Member of BOD,

Knowl Social Enterprise

Olga is a self-made, combatant (social) entrepreneur who, over the past 15+ years, has devoted big part of her professional engagement, mostly voluntarily, to designing projects and actions that strengthen, encourage and promote more women's participation in the labor market and in particular in high administrative positions as well as in the field of entrepreneurship.

One of the main goals of her vigorous action is to fight stereotypes that limit women from positions of responsibility, and in particular their empowerment to claim and achieve their goals.

As a soft skills expert, Olga has collaborated with distinguished institutions and organizations in Greece and abroad, such as the Prince's Trust International,

the International Rescue Committee, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Bodossaki Foundation, the University of Thessaly & the NHRF, the Solidarity Now, designing and offering specialized seminars on empowerment, soft skills, pitching skills, goalsetting & achieving goals, active listening & emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, etc. to women, unemployed, migrants, NEETs, wantpreneurs and people 45+.

As a certified Personal & Executive Coach, certified mentor and certified Practitioner at strengths, she has designed and implemented Executive Coaching/Mentoring tailor-made programs for key market players i.e. Vodafone Hellas, Biscuits Papadopoulou SA, KAYKAS SA. She, also, coordinates Vodafone's first 3 Lean In circles for women executives, based on Sheryl Sandberg's global Lean In initiative (Facebook COO), for which Vodafone has received two Golden Awards at the HR Awards 2017 & 2018.

In 2011, she became Coordinator of the Greek section of the European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs (European Commission). In 2012-2016 she served as Vice-President of the Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Athens, Piraeus & Surroundings, as well as General Secretary of Women's Managerial and Entrepreneurial Development AED (2012-2017). Since 2012 she is a member of the Committee of Institutional Interventions of the Federation of Greek Associations of Young Entrepreneurs and in the period 2013-2014 she held the chair for the Business Alliance of the European Center for Women and Technology. In 2014, she was selected as Ambassador for World Women's Entrepreneurship Day for Greece, an initiative of WED NY, in cooperation with the US Interior Ministry.

Olga is the Founder & Managing Partner of Militos SA, and Founding Member of the Social Enterprise Κnowl, she is the National editor of the Eurobarometer (European Commission) and part of the creators and members of the Mellon Ambassadors' Network and Mellon_W (a network for empowering women).

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