The National Hellenic Society helped sponsor the Hellenic American Women's Council (HAWC) at their annual conference, held November 2-3, 2018 in Washington, DC. The conference featured panel presentations by the Honorable Barbara S. Pope, Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy & Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department, and the Honorable Andrew Natsios, Former Director of US Agency for International Development, & Director of World Vision. The panel presentations were moderated by Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief of The Washington Monthly. The keynote speaker for the weekend was Ms. Thalia Assuras, former television journalist, CBS, who was also honored with the prestigious Aristeon Award.
NHS Boston co-hosted with the New England region of Hellenic American Woman's Council (HAWC) on the topic of Greek wines and spirits. The inaugural presenter and speaker was Effie Panagopoulos, who was the first Greek woman in history to self-start a liquor brand. With KLEOS Mastiha spirit, she has created Greece's first luxury spirit brand, with her eyes set on creating the "new" Metaxa, and having a bottle of KLEOS on every bar. Effie spoke about her upbringing, experience in the Greek spirits industry and the reason why she decided to try this venture on her own.
The Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) held their Annual Conference from November 3-4, 2017 in Boston. The topic of the conference was “Facets of Entrepreneurship: Creativity and Courage to Commit, highlighting panelists Andrew Demakes, Giorgos Zacharia, and Noel Giglio. In addition to working for Philips Healthcare, Noel serves as National Co-Chair of the NHS’ Heritage Greece Alumni Network. For more information about HAWC, please click here!
The NHS Attended the Hellenic American Women’s Council 2016 Annual Conference held on Saturday, December 3, 2016. They hosted a panel discussion on safety and how to react to threats, and panelists included: moderator Laura Evans Manatos, Dr. Terry Gudaitis, Debra Anderson, Stephanie Samoska, and Andrew Rogers. The keynote speaker and Aristeon Award honoree was Her Excellency, Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis.