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SDG 5: Gender Equality
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MONIKA PAPADOPOULOS Marketing Communications & Media
Global Sustainable Development


Monika Papadopoulou, is the Co-Founder of Lit, the first digital sustainable development aggregator platform in the region. This platform, inspired by the 17 UN Global Goals, aims to leverage partnerships and connect social impact initiatives, by NGO’s, to governmental entities and the private sector.
Additionally, LIT also provides consultation services for corporates on building their CSR strategies aligning to their goals and objectives aiming to create a better world for future generations.
Monika is the author of various online development courses that provide practical learning tips to support entrepreneurs and SME’s in the region.
Throughout her career, she has played a major role in building and maintaining a comprehensive ecosystem to support youth, women and entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa, working tirelessly to support, champion and inspire young people across the region to achieve their full potential through the power of entrepreneurship.
She has worked extensively with emerging markets in the region and has played an instrumental role in empowering thousands of female entrepreneurs and professionals across the globe with the knowledge support and resources they need to succeed. She has designed and
delivered strategic corporate social responsibility programs on behalf of leading brands like PepsiCo, MBC, Cartier, HSBC, UN Women and many more.
In 2016, her passion for women empowerment led her to join the WEPS Taskforce UAE to contribute to raising awareness among corporates on the seven principles; leveraging gender balance in the workplace.
Monika has moderated many discussions to highlight women success stories and the challenges they face in their professional lives. She has interviewed many successful women leaders from across the globe including the inspiring Deborah Shaw, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of Pepsico and author of Dream Big: A Roadmap for Facing Life's Challenges and Creating the Life You Deserve. In 2017, she was awarded Super Achiever Award in the World Women Leadership Congress in Mumbai ; an award that
represents excellence in sustainable development.

Furthermore, her enthusiasm for social impact has led her to initiate a social media movement called #Lightupwithlit that aims to educate and inspire thousands of individuals to take a step closer towards building a sustainable future, contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and be proactive towards positive world impact in their daily lives.

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