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ABOUT US

Greek Women in STEM seeks to highlight and support the work of Greek women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine) and all related fields.

This is done through three axes:

  1. interviews with the scientists themselves
  2.  articles, podcasts and events on topics related to scientific news and advancements with reference to the contribution of Greek researchers and scientists 
  3. a mentoring program.

Greek Women in STEM is an independent initiative lead and managed by a team of Greek women working in STEM fields. We are legally represented and supported by the non-profit organization AEGIS.

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As early as in the 5th century BC, women played an important role in the development of mathematics in Greece. A woman called Themistoclea was the one who introduced Pythagoras to the “philosophy of numbers”. When he founded the Pythagorean school, it was open to women, and his wife and daughters continued teaching at the school even after his death.

In the 4th century BC the astronomer and mathematician Aglaonike predicted eclipses of the Sun and the Moon and Hypatia, a brilliant mathematician of the era are only an indication of the great role played by the Greek women in science

Unfortunately, with the rise of the Roman Empire until modern times, the role of Greek women socially and institutionally was deteriorated and there was no more a reference about their participation in sciences.

A female name is again mentioned in STEM when in 1948 Maria Marketou-Pilarinou was offered a professorship at the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Thessaloniki.

Fortunately, since then, the previously man-dominated area of ​​science has welcomed many women as equals. However we often don’t hear about their work as it can be hidden behind a great male-professor ‘s name who “supervised” their work, thus getting all the credit.

We are here to make sure that these patterns progressively become a thing of the past, as we nurture an inclusive future for all women in STEM fields.

THE TEAM 

We are always on the lookout for new talented members to join our team. Please fill out this form to express your interest and we will reach out to you. 

Greek Women in STEM Project Founder

Lina Ntokou, PhD

Greek Women in STEM Project Founder

I am a Biologist (MSc, PhD) and work as a researcher at Yale University studying lung pathobiology.

With Greeκ women in STEM I hope to highlight the work of Greek scientists and to inspire young women to pursue a career in STEM.

Chief Editor, Website Curator Manager & Scientific Writer

Kelly Kousi, PhD

Chief Editor, Website Curator Manager & Scientific Writer

I am a Chemist (MRes, PhD) and I am a lecturer at University of Surrey, UK.  My work focuses on Catalysis and Energy Materials.

Through Greek women in STEM I aim to inspire younger generations of women to follow a career in STEM.

Chief Editor & Scientific Writer 

Chrysovalantou Kalaitzidou, MSc

Chief Editor & Scientific Writer 

I hold a BSc in Applied Mathematics, a MSc in Bioinformatics and I am currently a doctoral researcher at University of Luxembourg.

In the group Greek women in STEM I am interested in the social aspects of women in science and wish to promote them by highlighting current issues related to them and interest us all.

Podcast Lead, Editor & Scientific Writer

Kiki Barmpa, MSc

Podcast Lead, Editor & Scientific Writer
I am a Biologists (MSc in Biotechnology) and I currently work towards my PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Luxembourg.
 
My contribution in Greek Women in Stem is to communicate scientific news and mentor about studies continuation and career development.
Myrto Patraskaki

Myrto Patraskaki, MSc

Public Relations & Podcast Lead, Scientific Writer

I am a Biochemist specializing in molecular biology. I am currently working towards my PhD in Neuroscience at the Luxembourg center for Systems Biomedicine.

Through Greek women in STEM I would like to contribute to the promotion of the work of Greek women all over the world and to help guide young scientists in their early career.

Mentoring lead, Website consultant & Operations

Tatiana Styliari, PhD

Mentoring lead, Website consultant & Operations

I am a Senior Design Researcher at Deloitte UK, specialising in Human Computer Interaction, UX & digital transformation.

Greek Women in Stem enables me to express my passion for technology and inspire others to take risks and find what’s best suited to their needs.

Social Media Curator, Editor & Scientific Writer

Katerina Bobota, DDS

Social Media Curator, Editor & Scientific Writer
I am a Clinical Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals of Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
 
In Greek women in STEM I cover the publication of informative, educational and academic texts on the subject of medical science.
Event organiser & Website Technical Manager

Danai Korre, PhD

Event organiser & Website Technical Manager

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate (MSc, PhD) in Augmented and Virtual Reality at the University of Edinburgh. I have an MSc in digital media and hold a PhD in Informatics and more specifically Human-Oriented Artificial Intelligence, User Experience (UX) research, Data Science and Educational Technology.

I am particularly keen on promoting STEM in women by supporting informational activities, sharing achievements made by women and supporting young women scientists.

Event organiser & Podcast team

Natasa Papangelou, PhD

Event organiser & Podcast team
I am an environmental engineer currently a postdoctoral researcher on organic waste management and the circular economy at INRAE in Rennes, France.
 
At Greek Women in STEM I am highlighting the work of women researchers in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences, and report on interesting developments in sustainability-related research.
Scientific Writer, Editor & mentoring team

Georgia Paraskaki, PhD

Scientific Writer, Editor & mentoring team
I am a post-doctoral researcher in physics, working on novel accelerator schemes. While working in international labs, I realized how few researchers are women and how difficult it can be to be heard and recognised for their work in such a male-dominated environment.

I joined Greek Women in STEM  to meet brilliant female scientists and to support and inspire other women who want to join this journey.
Scientific Writer, Editor & Social Media team

Maria Vlastara, MSc

Scientific Writer, Editor & Social Media team
I am a chemist by training with specialization in Radiopharmaceutical
Chemistry (MSc) and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Nuclear Imaging at
Radboud University Medical Center (The Netherlands).
 
Through Greek Women in STEM my goal is to give voice to the work of
Greek women in science and help communicating science to everyone.
Mentoring Lead & Social Media team

Katerina Britzolaki, PhD

Mentoring Lead & Social Media team

I am a Neuroscientist, Senior Project Architect (Lead Scientist) in Healthcare & Life Sciences, PreScouter, Inc.

I joined GWiS to become part of a beautiful network of powerful women and hopefully inspire the next generation of female leaders in STEM to follow their dreams.

Editor & Public Relations Team 

Aggeliki Chanteli, PhD

Editor & Public Relations Team 
I’m a Civil engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. I currently work as a Quality Engineer I in Boston Scientific Galway.
 
I joined Greek women in STEM to get involved with mentoring Greek women in Science and technology. I also aspire to grow my skills by exchanging ideas and networking within GWiS. I am a firm believer that with the proper knowledge/information our goals and dreams can be achieved.
Scientific writer & Website team member

Maria Koumouri, Msc   

Scientific writer & Website team member
I am a Βiomedical scientist (BSc) with a Μaster’s degree in Immunology. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Cancer Biology at the University of Cyprus.
 
Through Greek Women in STEM, I aim to communicate science and the world of scientists to people who do not necessarily have scientific background. I hope that sharing the achievements and the experiences of Greek women scientists will inspire anyone who is interested in the fields of STEM.
Scientific writer & Website team member

Νaya Nikolaou, Msc   

Scientific writer & Website team member

I am a pharmacist, specializing in cardiovascular pharmacology. My PhD thesis is on light chain amyloidosis, a rare disease affecting the heart, and I work at the School of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

My goal through Greek Women in STEM is to widely disseminate science to the public and to inspire young women to be involved in science.

Scientific Writer, Mentoring & Social Media team member

Stella Telliou

Scientific Writer, Mentoring & Social Media team member

I am a Biology student at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki specializing in Molecular Biology and Genetics with a huge passion for laboratory research.

From the moment I read about Greek Women in Stem, I realized that it is an excellent initiative. Ηence, I joined this specific scientific network in order to  highlight the work of Greek researchers, to communicate science to general public as well as to break down all stereotypes in STEM fields.

Content Creator and Social Media team member

Niki Michalopoulou, BSc   

Content Creator and Social Media team member

I am a Mathematician specializing in the field of Technology. I am currently doing my master’s degree in Bioinformatics & Neuroinformatics.

I joined Greek Women in STEM because this group gives “voice” to women in STEM. Personally, it motivates me to continue working in the field of science and claim my space in the STEM field. This community is special and “breaks” every stereotype!

Scientific writer and Website team member

Νaya Nikolaou, Msc   

Scientific writer and Website team member

I am a pharmacist, specializing in cardiovascular pharmacology. My PhD thesis is on light chain amyloidosis, a rare disease affecting the heart, and I work at the School of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

My goal through Greek Women in STEM is to widely disseminate science to the public and to inspire young women to be involved in science.

ADVISORS

Founder @AEGIS

Mia Sea

Founder @AEGIS
Designer, Strategist & Humanitarian

It has been a pleasure to be with Greek Women in STEM from the beginning, and to support this venture on its path to becoming more and more impactful with every passing month.
I hope the team can keep counting both myself and AEGIS as allies in everything regarding this platform’s development & support, as well as legal representation and advice in all aspects of Greek Women in STEM’s growth.

OUR PARTNERS

AEGIS

Incubator for Philanthropic Projects

We For Women

Social equity organization

R.E.A.L. Science

Professional Platform for Scientists

Anatolia College

Secondary School

Knowledge Bridges

Interconnection & Functional Networking

Quacquarelli Symonds

Provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector

Donations to Greek Women in STEM

 

Donations allow us to cover the cost of our publication. They also help us grow to gain more and more impact!

CONTACT US

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greekwomeninstem@gmail.com

 

 

Do you have ideas, questions, comments or special requests?

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