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Our team

Our team

The people who manage both the everyday operations and the long-term development of the organisation

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Stella Kasdagli

Co-founder, Head of Research Programmes & Strategic Partnerships

Stella Kasdagli is a co-founder of Women On Top and the Head of Research Programmes and Strategic Partnerships for the organisation. She is also a writer, translator and trainer for adolescents and adults. She studied French Literature in Athens and Media Theory in London and worked as an editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine for a number of years, while also working with other Greek and English publications and websites. She now designs and implements actions with a view to eliminating the obstacles that women are still facing in the workplace, she writes about issues she would like to see debated more, she translates books, and she moderates book clubs and workshops promoting personal growth and social change. She is a graduate of the US State Department IVLP programme, has been honoured with the Social Impact UK Alumni Award and her books koilitsa.com, I just wanted to fit it, the Princess Athena series and 30 Women Who Changed the World (and how you can change it, too) were published by Patakis Editions (in Greek). She has two daughters and is growing up alongside them in Athens.


Pinelopi Theodorakakou

Co-founder, Head of Empowerment Programmes and Training Interventions

Pinelopi is the co-founder and Head of Training, Empowerment and Awareness of Women On Top.Women On Top, a non-profit organisation in Greece for the professional and financial development of women and for gender equality in the public sphere, as well as an entrepreneurial & career coach for women and young girls. She studied Media Studies at the University of Sussex, continued with her postgraduate studies at the Communications & Public Relations Department of the University of Westminster in London and worked for 15 years in  the Communication and Public Relations field. Now, as a gender expert and through her role in Women On Top, she is leading the team designing, implementing and monitoring all training, empowerment and gender awareness initiatives.  She is  a certified Playing Big as well as a certified Generate Your Business and Start Your Business  facilitator by the ILO. She is also a facilitator of workshops on gender issues, social change, the development of social-emotional skills, and female entrepreneurship. Her vision is to support individuals, teams and organizations in the most meaningful and impactful way.


Galini Iliopoulou

Co-founder, Occupational Psychologist

Galini Iliopoulou is an Occupational Psychologist (MSc in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, University of Surrey, Degree in Psychology, Athens University), and works as a Senior Consultant on Human Resource issues at the consultancy firm ICAP. In the past, she has held similar positions at the consultancy companies HayGroup and SHLHellas. She recently completed her training in business coaching (Triple Certification in Coaching, ICPS). She has extensive experience in employee and executive evaluation and development.


Effie Kotsiopoulou

Project Manager

Effie is a Project Manager at Women On Top and a Certified Personal and Business Coach. She studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business and after a quick passage from the Human Resources sector she turned to Civil Society. Since 2020 she is part of the Women On Top team and through her work she strives daily to contribute to the creation of an equal and inclusive society. She has attended the programs “Organizational Psychology and Behavior” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and “Training of executives for the design and implementation of gender equality policies” of the University of Aegean and is constantly educating herself on issues related to gender topics. At the same time, as a coach, she works with people who want to discover their own professional path that will bring them closer to the career they desire.


Rosa Vassilatu

Communications Manager

Rosa studied Communication and Media at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, and completed with distinction her MA in Gender Studies at the University of Sussex. With 14 years of experience in the field of Communication and Culture, she has collaborated with Organizations such as Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, Solomon, and Athens Biennale, while she has also worked on numerous projects, within and outside the humanitarian sector.

Her interest in gender issues was cultivated through her connection with feminist communities, and it was strengthened by her participation in intersectional initiatives. She is constantly on the lookout for trainings to acquire the tools that will help her fulfil her vision for a more equal world. With Women On Top, she aims to actively participate in women’s empowerment, and spread the message of inclusivity in Greece and beyond.


Athina Ntastamani

Assistant Project Coordinator

Athina is an Assistant Project Coordinator at Women On Top and has received the certification in the field of Project Coordination from the European program Women4IT. Her integration into the organisation started through her internship from the British Council’s Life Skills programme and upon completion she stayed and was integrated into the WoT team. Her keen interest in continuous development, both personal and professional, led her to recently become a postgraduate student in the programme "Counselling, Career Guidance and Lifelong Learning, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


Penelope Giannakopoulou

Institutional Funding Associate

Penelope studied at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and obtained her postgraduate diploma in International and European Studies from Panteion University with a specialization in European Administration and Politics (Jean Monnet Programme). She has attended numerous training seminars in the fields of human rights protection, migration and asylum, social inclusion-integration of vulnerable groups, as well as the promotion of sustainable development policies through the implementation of regenerative practices.

She has worked as an administrative executive in private sector companies for several years, whereas in recent years, she has assisted Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the development and improvement of their operations through fundraising, providing consulting services, implementing strategic planning, and establishing innovative partnerships. She has extensive experience in proposal writing and grant management from international and Greek organizations, encompassing both public and private sectors.

The WoT Board

The WoT in Business Team