Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our December 2017 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, Despina Ziotis, has served as a dedicated high school science instructor for several years in addition to supporting various Hellenic communities while raising her lovely family. She has also played a major role in the production of the first-ever Grecian rock opera, which has gone a long way in reviving the Hellenic Legacy for the next generation.
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CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Despina Ziotis for sharing her story with us and to all those who contributed to this story, including our graphic designer Menios Georgopoulos and to Vassilios Chrissochos and Mike Risko Savvas for the introduction.