Closing ceremony for @EY_Cyprus @AipfeCyprus #WomenFit4Business programme for twelve young unemployed university graduates learning #softskills and #leadership skills. We are proud to say that the programme resulted in 12 jobs and a baby! Well done to all graduates and many thanks to EY, the trainers and the programme mentors.

On Thursday, March 16th, 2018, a warm graduation ceremony sealed the conclusion of the program and reunited the young women who participated, their instructors and mentors, WF4B supporters and facilitators, as well as EY and AIPFE members, at EY Cyprus’ Nicosia main office, at the Jean Nouvel Tower.  During the ceremony, the participants also received their certificates of attendance.

In his short introduction, Charalambos Constantinou, EY Cyprus Head of Advisory, said:

“I strongly believe that all businesses worldwide need to provide the support and the right environment to enable their people to flourish. Just as importantly, or even more so, locally, we need to draw attention to the global gender gap issue and galvanize support from other organizations to accelerate change. This is exactly what we have done with Women Fit 4 Business… We hope that this project has truly made a difference, not only to the young women who participated, but also the local society at large.”

During her speech, Anna Koukkides-Procopiou, AIPFE Cyprus President, stated:

“We are often asked as volunteers why we put so much of our personal time, effort and commitment to create and implement such programmes such as Women Fit 4 Business. Paraphrasing Simon Sinek, the answer is simple: the greatest contribution of any female leader is to make other female leaders.”

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