New board for AIPFE Cyprus
The Cyprus Chapter of the International Association for the Promotion of Women of Europe (AIPFE) has elected its new board for the term 2015-2018 with the following members: Anna Koukkides-Procopiou, President; Despina Papadopoulou, Vice President; Chryso Angeli, Treasurer; Marianna Charalambous, Secretary; Evanthia Koronis, Assistant Secretary; Lefki Panteli, Gender Expert; Thalia Iacovou, Communications Officer; Mahi Solomou, Press Officer; Myria Avraamidou and Georgia Neophytou, members. Antigoni Athienitis and Soula Zavou remain Honourary Presidents. Anna Koukkides-Procopiou’s message upon her re-election as President focused on the theme ‘Together, the same message’.
“I have always noted that people may ignore your opinion, but they can never ignore your achievements. So, let’s go out and achieve, and empower, as many other women do the same,” she said.
Koukkides-Procopiou referred to two European-funded projects which the Association is involved with, stressing the importance of women’s empowerment in AIPFE-Cyprus’ vision: “Women Fit 4 Business”, which aims to provide soft skills through training, internships and mentoring to young unemployed female university graduates, and “Gender Diversity in Decision-Making Positions”, focusing on mapping the local labour market in each partner country for training and the creation of a good practices manual.