Maria A. Pardalis
Philo4Thought Mentoring community is pleased to present this month’s “Young Professional of the Month” Feature Article! Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin, based in New York, and part of a humanitarian or environmentally-conscious field. The goal of the monthly features is to inspire the next generation of young professionals by providing positive and successful role models who have achieved success in areas our readers ultimately hope to pursue. Essential qualifications? Spirit, perseverance, and – most importantly – the compassionate heart that enables them to share their knowledge and experience with others.
“Today’s young professional feature touches specifically on the remarkable qualities of a working mom. What do they represent? Beyond striving for professional excellence, such women seek personal fulfillment at a variety of levels, not only for themselves, but for their family and their community. The overall journey and support needed to make this diversified lifestyle work tends to be more amazing than people realize. Philo4Thought asks: What does it take to be a successful working mom in a cosmopolitan New York environment?”
In answer to this question, we met Maria A. Pardalis, co-founder of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals division -- along with her husband, Taso Pardalis -- and the founder of the Eventsy social network.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK: Eudaimonia for the Working Mom
FAST FORWARD TO 2019: At present, Maria is Director of Media & Events for the Law Offices of Pardalis & Nohavicka, where she oversees their Public Relations Department as well as bi-monthly events for WeWork's national and global entrepreneurial community. Maria recently founded "WeWork Moms" and is a Contributing Writer for Thrive Global. Maria and Taso currently live in New Jersey with their children Konstantinos, Andriana and Chloe.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Our sincere thanks to Maria for taking the time to share her story and current updates with. Her energy and determination have benefit so many over the years and we are pleased to be offering her a Certificate of Excellence at our 2019 landmark event, the Community & Technology STEM Symposium.