Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our July 2019 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word: Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.
This month’s featured young professional, Eleni Farmakis, is a Public Relations & Strategic Communications Specialist for Pharmaceuticals and Crisis Communications at Fleishman Hillard where she also manages patient advocate relations. Eleni is well known to colleagues and friends for her energy, enthusiasm, talent and professionalism. She is a hard-worker who always contributes passion, creativity and results. She is a remarkable role model for future generations of women in S.T.E.M. and community outreach. We are honored to share her story with you today.
ARTICLE LINK: Aim for Progress
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Eleni Farmakis for sharing this story with us and to all those who contributed to her success, including mentors Maria Kalligeros and Sean Jones.