'F' as in Fearless, as in Female, as in Future: Athena40
ATHENA40 is the first-ever global selection of 40 top women commentators, columnists and activists.
It will be published every two years and the scope of Athena40 will be to discover and acknowledge the work of the 40 most dynamic, active and fearless female thought leaders, columnists, commentators and activists across all industries and from all over the world.
The idea initially was born from conversations between world acclaimed author and activist Elif Shafak and journalist and social entrepreneur Elizabeth Filippouli.
That mission is based on these core principles.
Fearless and free speech has the power to change the world.
Free exchange of ideas is an essential element to fair and inclusive societies.
Thought production that nurtures collaboration, diversity, inclusion and understanding will breed the new generation of accountable leaders.