About


How it all started

We are a group of 8 women who come from different sectors of business.

We met by coincidence in 2010 at the "Invest for the Future" Conference in Turkey.

When we came back we got together and decided that we would like to help young women in their entrepreneurial career paths. That's how iforU Greek Mentoring Network was born.


Who is it for

iforU is a non profit organization for the empowerment and support of young women entrepreneurs through Mentoring & Networking.

We are targeted to women that have recently started their business or have had their own business for a while but are ready to take it to the next level.



Vision

Women have great ideas and a way of going about things that differentiates them from their male counterparts.

When they realize their potential and are encouraged to fulfill it, they move mountains. Greek society traditionally has not encouraged its women to go into business; "safer" options have always been promoted over self-employment. Greece's economy needs healthy, innovative, extrovert, humane enterprises and for this, it needs to empower its women.

Our vision is to see women in Greece achieve their full potential in business, playing an important part in the new order of things.

So we want to create the best Mentoring network for young women who want to succeed as entrepreneurs and thus create the best connection between university graduates and companies in an educational and networking level.


Mission

1.The reinforcement, support, networking and promotion of young women entrepreneurs through research and information, so they can achieve their business goals.

2.The study and research of all issues related to women's entrepreneurship (i.e the establishment of a business, financing, training, information, advice and networking).

3.To provide counseling and moral support on female entrepreneurship issues.

4.To approach and inform young women who want to start their own business on female entrepreneurship

5.To organize training workshops or seminars etc. always related to the stated purposes of the Association.

6.To co-operate with social organizations, professional and non-governmental organizations at a National, European and international level so as to promote the interests of young women entrepreneurs and exchange information with them.

7.To cooperate with relevant government authorities and raise their awareness on the problems of young women entrepreneurs as well as the need for favorable legislation for the development of female entrepreneurship.

8.To participate in national and international committees, councils, conferences, congresses, events, etc. related to the objectives of the Association.


Tools
  • The Mentoring Program

There comes a time when an anthill may look like a molehill to most of us; that's when you need someone to take you by the hand and show you how it's done. Our mentors are seasoned entrepreneurs and educators whose experience and insights will help you see things in a different light, encouraging you in your every day quest for success.

  • Conferences, seminars, workshops and other offline activities

Starting with our first conference in May, iforU plans to offer a variety of opportunities for learning, sharing and networking, in Greece and abroad. Our relationship and involvement with social and professional networks on a local and international level allows us to share knowledge and expertise with women entrepreneurs around the globe and to utilize it for the empowerment of young Greek female entrepreneurs.


Legal Entity

iforU Greek Mentoring Network is a non-profit organization with an 8-member Board of Directors:

President: Danae Bezantakou

Vice President: Xenia Kourtoglou 

Secretary: Effie Karakitsou

Treasurer: Matina Antonopoulou

Member: Marina Leonidhopoulos

Member: Alexndra Pitta-Chazapi

Member: Eleni Plessa

Member: Katerina Stathopoulou

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