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Produced and edited by Elizabeth Filippouli, the Founder of Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40, From Women to the World: Letters for a New Century is a collection of letters – each an ode to the extraordinary lives of extraordinary women.

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My Story

Elizabeth Filippouli is a journalist, author and executive. 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 and CEO 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 and initiatives in MENA, Africa, and the UK.

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. Elizabeth serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Prince’s Trust
International. She has read 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. Her new book ‘From Women to the World’ was published by IB Tauris in July 2021.

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.


Twitter: @ElizaFilippouli

Contributors

“Hardened by her unspeakable experiences at Auschwitz, your mother imbued you with courage and strength.”

From June Sarpong OBE (UK)

Diversity Director, BBC

To the woman that changed me, Diane Von Furstenberg

 
Reviews

“A series of letters written by women to the women who changed their lives, it is in itself likely to change the lives of the many women who are destined to read it.Our ability to love, learn and influence is the sum of our important and inspirational relationships. I will be buying it for my daughter and my mother. This is not a book to miss.”

Linda Duberley

Journalist &Broadcaster

 
Book Events

  • Networking & Book Signing
    Networking & Book Signing
    Wed, 27 Oct
    Reform Club
    27 Oct, 18:30 – 20:00
    Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5EW, UK
    *This is a private event.
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  • Charter for Compassion - Global Read
    Wed, 18 May
    Zoom
    18 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
    Zoom
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  • Book Reading & Signing
    Wed, 20 Oct
    Soho House
    20 Oct, 19:00
    Soho House, 76 Dean St, London W1D 3SQ, UK
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  • 5 Hertford Street Literary Festival
    Tue, 05 Oct
    London
    05 Oct, 16:00 – 17:00
    London, 5 Hertford St, London W1J 7RB, UK
    *This is a private event.
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  • Said Business School Book Club Discusses From Women to the World
    Wed, 22 Sept
    Zoom
    22 Sept, 15:00 – 16:00
    Zoom
    *This is a private event.
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  • Mon, 19 Jul
    The Conduit
    19 Jul, 18:30 BST
    The Conduit
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  • How Do We Inspire, Motivate and Reinvent Our World?
    Tue, 06 Jul
    Bristol Festival of Ideas
    06 Jul, 18:00
    Bristol Festival of Ideas
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  • Elizabeth Filippouli & Elif Shafak in Conversation at Waterstones
    01 Jul, 19:30 BST
    Waterstones on Zoom
    Join us for what promises to be a brilliant evening with social entrepreneur Elizabeth Filippouli and award-winning novelist Elif Shafak, as we celebrate the publication of From Women to the World: Letters for a New Century.
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  • Wed, 16 Jun
    Zoom
    16 Jun, 14:00 – 15:00
    Zoom
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  • Sat, 05 Jun
    Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
    05 Jun, 09:00 BST
    Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
    A stellar cast shared writing by some of our most influential women. Drawing on work from two important new books, The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing edited by Hannah Dawson, and Elizabeth Filippouli’s From Women to the World: Letters for a New Century, these writings demonstrate how we have the w
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  • "Midweek": Surviving & Thriving Through Adversity
    Wed, 19 May
    Clubhouse
    19 May, 19:00
    Clubhouse
    'From Women to the World' was hosted by John O'Brien MBE on Clubhouse on a conversation about new values, new thinking around leadership and overcoming adversity.
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