Written By Sahithi Divi as told by Konstantia Achilleos
Nestled in the beautiful Cyprus country, Konstantia Achilleos is a Scientist , Earthpreneur and also the activist host of Her Impact podcast and Founder – CEO at Oreen Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni from Cyprus. She is affected with an unmatched passion for protecting environment which drove her expertise to being an earthpreneur circling her efforts towards public health and environmental protection.
She is also working on reducing the gender gap in the field of science and break the universal stigma about women in science and technology. She has previously had the experience of working with private sector and also NGO space that sums up for her current direction of problem solving.
As a child she did not face the negative affects of gender gap but growing up to be a scientist started to give her the ends of how deeply gender is embedded in science. Konstantia quit her job at the peak moment where she realised that providing knowledge to people about environment on various levels will provide them a voice to save themselves and the environment at the same time.
She continues her wonderful work as a medical geologist while continuing to build impact through her podcast series called Her Impact measuring and creating content about various aspects of environmental and public safety alongside the gender equation.
Konstantia believes strongly that women must be empowered as they encore the inclusive compass of beheld power to substantiate the collective forces. If women do not have to face the critical inequality as the first step of making a career choice it is more ravishing to see the impact a woman can bring to the table. Normalising woman’s presence in the diverse structures is our primary goal. Through her work she is aligning with goal number 3 , 5 , 7, 13,14,15 of Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations. Her projects also include sustainable tourism including nature conserving trails.
She says that leaving a place is the hardest thing to let go but contemplates with what comes along. Her relationship with India is limited as of now but I am looking forward to her in India and introduce you to my community here. Konstantia defines India as a continuously emerging democracy and love as the centre of the universe.
Written By Sahithi Divi as told by Konstantia Achilleos ( source : http://www.impactscientist.com )