Limassol, Cyprus - 3rd October 2023 - The recent "Women Who Launch" event, hosted by Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) Cyprus in collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in Limassol, marked a significant milestone in the ongoing effort to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace.

This event, dedicated to exploring gender equality challenges and career advancement, highlighted the importance of engaging the future generation in discussions on gender equity and celebrated its resounding success. Notably, the event featured a powerful video speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to emphasize the global significance of this topic.

The "Women Who Launch" event brought together an enthusiastic and diverse audience of professionals, thought leaders, and advocates for gender equality. Its primary goal was to empower and inspire women to break barriers, pursue their dreams, and create a world of equal opportunities.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the High Commission of India in Cyprus and Her Excellency High Commissioner Madhumita Hazarika Bhagat for their invaluable support and commitment to making this event a resounding success.

We were also very honored to have Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, the founder of WICCI, ALL Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum (WEF), G100 and SHEconomy – five networking ecosystems. She is a Thought Leader, Global Icon and a Visionary for Women, renowned for her compelling advocacy and her tireless work in empowering women worldwide.

The event featured an illustrious speakers and panelists who shared their expertise and experiences on gender equality and career advancement:

  • Ms. Mary Pyrgos, President of Fimonoi & LPAP
  • Ms. Elena Tanou, Vice President of Top Kinisis Travel
  • Dr. Dimitra Milioni, Associate Professor of CUT
  • Dr. Marlen Vasquez, Special Teaching Personnel of CUT
  • Dr. Maria Kapardis, Professor of CUT
  • Dr. Eleni Pashia, Research Professor of CUT
  • Dr. Maria Terzi, Co-Founder of Malloc
  • Mr. Marios Giorgoudis, General Manager of TechIsland

Their insights, perspectives, and inspiring stories added depth to the discussions, providing valuable takeaways for all attendees.

In the words of the WICCI Cyprus President, Ms Marina Zevedeou, "By supporting each other, we can break every glass ceiling that stops us from advancing in our workplaces. We can shift the narrative and pave the way for an all-inclusive, non-bias gender equality world. We can create a world where our daughters and sons grow up knowing that their potential knows no bounds, regardless of their gender. Together, we can finally create the world we all deserve."

The "Women Who Launch" event signifies more than just a gathering; it represents a movement toward a more inclusive and equitable future. By hosting it at CUT, we ensured that the voices of the future generation were heard, reinforcing our commitment to nurturing a world where gender equality is the norm.

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