Who we are

The Board of the Foundation Promoting Equality "ΗYPATIA" consists of individuals of known prestige, with significant contribution and active involvement in issues of equality.  Everyone's ambition is to contribute to the fullest extent possible in building a more democratic society in conditions of equality and mutual respect. 

Who we are


Hypatia’s board of directors come from a wide range multidiscipline academic and professional background, who are sharing the principles of gender equality, and are actively engaging in the protection of the principles of equality regardless of race, nationality, disability, religion, age or gender.

Anna Pilavaki

President

Dr Anna Pilavaki is a graduate from Gender Studies Department of Cyprus University She has long experience on gender equality issues in employment and she worked with women’s committees of European and international trade union confederations. She has also long experience in coordinating projects, in conducting studies on gender equality and migrants issues, in conducting training courses, and forging support networks.

Nikos Stathopoulos

Vice President

Nikos Stathopoulos is a graduate from Northeastern Illinois University - USA in Economics (1981) and holds an MBA from Roosevelt University - USA (1985). He has wide ranging project development, project management, project evaluation, public relations and networking experience in Cyprus, in EU, and the United States of America. He has managed complex projects in the area of human resource development, social protection, social inclusion, gender equality and has significant experience in developing and executing strategies for the integration of migrants and refugees.

Argentoula Ioannou

Secretary

Argentoula Ioannou is a graduate from the Law Department of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Master in LL.M Master of Laws from the Queen Mary College in London. Since 1991 has her own Law firm. She is an activist and has a wide range experience of Cypriot law at the level of study and practical implementation, as well as corresponding state structures and supportive policies. As a lawyer she is advisor on issues of lawmaking and the formulation of requests by government agencies, women's organizations etc. She is the president of Single Parents Association and she has served as president of the Gender Equality Committee in Employment and Vocational Training for 5 years.

Mimis Theodotou 

Treasurer

Mimis Theodotou is a MA Industrial Relations & Health and Safety from Middlesex University in UK. He serves as an Officer in ETYK (Trade union of bank’s employees) since 2002. Has long experience in the trade union movement and NGOs where he served as a member of the Board or the President. In the context of his work, among other things, coordinate administrative or participates in preparation of research proposals and to carry out research projects. Also teach courses in the areas of industrial relations, safety and health, gender equality. He has participated in dozens of European projects as a member or researcher .He is very active on promoting the gender equality and the social inclusionof vulnerable groups

Anthi Ermogenous

Board Member,

Anthi Ermogenous,  is a graduate from Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini, Greece and holds a Postgraduate on European Journalism, and also holds a Master Degree on New Media and New Technologies in New Journalism, both on CUT University in Cyprus (TE.PA.K.). She is also now a PHD student in Political Marketing. She is the officer of Pancyprian Single Parent’s Families and Friends Association, doing the publishing, the legal advice and the response to the problems and matters of the members or the single parent families, developing proposals and good practices, and she is very active as volunteer in many other NGO’s, which promote the social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

Romina Pilavaki

Board Member

Romina Pilavaki, is a graduate from University of Reading Kingston University on History with European Literature and Culture, and holds a Postgraduate on International Relations from Kingston University.
She worked in social work sector in Reading Borough Council for 2 years and in Lattitude Global Volunteering in Reading for 4 years.
Today she works in a shipping company in Limassol..

Christina Achilleos

Board Member

Christina Achilleos is a graduate from the Greek Literature Department of Patras’ University in Greece and holds a postgraduate degree in the educational administration and leadership of the CIIM University. He also holds Higher in accounting and works as the accountant of the Famagusta Municipality. She is also very active on social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

Experts

Art-Director

YPATIA collaborates with a range of professionals and specialists with first-hand experience in the area of gender equality, social protection policy and human resource development. Our work ethic dictates to bring in the best available individuals and resources for each assignment.

Alexia Panagiotou

Expert

Alexia Panayiotou is an assistant professor in the Department of Business and Public Administration at the University of Cyprus. She completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Stanford University and has a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Her research interests include the representation of management and organizations in popular culture; organizational space and symbolism; gender and work; feminist analysis of organizations; and visuality and organizational narratives. Her work has appeared, amongst others, in Strategic Organization, Management Learning, Organization, and the Journal of Management Inquiry. 
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Jane Pillinger

Expert

Jane Pillinger is a BA Hons and Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD), Department of Social Policy and Sociology BA Hons. Her current position is Independent Research and Policy Advisor (a role held since 2000). Prior to that, 25 years working as a Senior Lecturer in social policy in UK universities . She is a Former Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Employment (1997 – 2005)
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