She-Experts Initiative

Call for Applicants

Ask Yourself

  1. Do you have high-level expertise and experience in your field?
  2. Are you interested in promoting your expertise in various ways including the media?
  3. Would you like to receive skills training that will help you promote yourself professionally?

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is seeking women living and/or working in Cyprus with proven expertise in diverse areas to participate in its Expert Women’s Initiative, which aims to promote and support women’s contribution to society.

Join the She-Experts Initiative

The She-Experts Initiative aims to help women raise their own profile within their chosen fields and boost the number of inspirational role models for other women and girls.

The overall benefits

  1. Increase your self-awareness and confidence.
  2. Develop skills to advocate for yourself and overcome challenges to your visibility.
  3. Learn strategies for networking and relationship building.
  4. Develop and implement a personal action plan to achieve your goals.
  5. Become an active agent of change in your organisation/field.
  6. Develop and implement a personal action plan to achieve your goals.

Successful applicants will:

  1. Develop skills to advocate for yourself and overcome challenges to your visibility.
  2. Be featured on the online Expert Women’s Platform and Database as experts in their area/field;
  3. Become part of a dynamic group of like minded women who share the same drive to grow and succeed.

How the She-Experts Initiative can help you get there

Successful applicants will participate in the She-Experts Training Academy, a series of in-person training sessions with expert trainers covering self-awareness, personal branding, presentation skills, and media training. You will learn how to present and project yourself, how to bring your subject alive in a way that is interesting to different audiences, and develop presentation, public speaking, and ‘on air’ skills.

The Expert Trainers

In-person training sessions will take place indicatively on the 22 April, 6 May, and 26-27 May 2017.

Eleni Demosthenous

HExecutive Coach and Founder of Reflect

Eleni is an Executive Coach passionate in supporting and empowering successful individuals, transforming them into inspiring leaders. For the past 15 years she has been successfully coaching executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs on utilizing their unique talents and reaching high levels of performance.

Simone Erotokritou

Consultant, Branding Coach, Strategic Brand Designer

With 20+years of experience in art direction, branding, advertising, design and creative consulting, Simone now helps and empowers individuals define, design, launch and market their expertise transforming it into a successful, profitable business.

Laura Shields

Brussels Director of Media Coach

Laura runs The Media Coach in Brussels, where she also works as a journalist, media trainer and panel moderator. Her communications clients include Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, non-governmental and scientific organisations, trade associations, think-tanks, politicians and UN agencies. Before becoming a media trainer, Laura worked for CNN, CNBCEurope, as well as the BBC.

What is the Expert Women Initiative?

MIGS aims to positively and significantly impact the visibility of women in the media, increase the inclusion of women’s voices on key issues in the national dialogue, fight sexism and bias in media coverage, and increase professional opportunities for women.

To this end, MIGS is developing an online Expert Women’s Platform and Database with the aim to become the leading source of expert women for organisations, employers, political parties, as well as the media in Cyprus.

MIGS is now accepting applications from women from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to feature on our Expert Women’s Platform and Database and benefit from training sessions by expert trainers as well as networking events and opportunities.

What are the requirements to apply?

Women representing diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, professions, ethnicities, ages, geographical regions, and levels of experience are encouraged to apply – whether they are recognised leaders in their field or have gained expertise from their own life experiences.

Specifically, candidates should have:

  1. A high level of professional experience of at least 5 years in one or more area of expertise. We also welcome applications from women with expertise gained from at least one year of lived experience.1
  2. Fluency in Greek and/or English.
  3. 1MIGS wants to emphasise that expertise gained from lived experience is just as important as having studied or worked on a specific subject.

How to apply

Please follow the link to fill and send an application. Deadline is midnight February 12, 2017.

She-Experts Application