Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our August 2015 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.
We had the pleasure to meet this month’s honoree, Dr. Maria Psihogios, through her blogging initiative, Positively Profession-Elle, which is geared towards the empowerment of young professional women. It’s through the past year of extensive interaction that we came to know more about her career in Pediatric Medicine and her many other philanthropic pursuits. Maria is a fine example of a dedicated young medical specialist and community leader. We are honored to share her story with you today.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Χρόνια πολλά and special thanks to Dr. Maria Psihogios, MD, for sharing her story with us, to Menios Georgopoulous of MG Design for the wonderful graphics, and to Marney Reid of the women’s empowerment blog, Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling, for her lovely testimonial statement of our wonderful young professional.