3rd GIWA Categories & Judges

Our Judging Committee for 2023, made up of leading international figures, experts in their field, is what makes GIWA unique and reputable, along with our credible process.
Judges will be looking for pioneers with innovative thinking in their sector. They will be looking for evidence of their efforts which will have brought transformation and significant growth to the business and/or their respective sector, including examples of brave initiatives and calculated risk-taking with proven Return on Investment.

Arts and Culture

This category is for individuals who have a vision, who have made a significant impact in arts and culture. It includes, among others, performing arts, visual arts, fine arts, music, literature, poetry etc.

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Business and Entrepreneurship

This category is for game changers who made business a success, against specific Key Performance Indicators. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their vision, impact into society as well as their innovative thinking.

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Design

This category refers to entrants within the design arts sector who have challenged perceptions and conventional way of thinking. It includes, among others, architects, illustrators, interior designers, light designers, graphic designers, UX designers, product designers, industrial designers etc.

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Education & Psychology

This category recognises the individuals who have championed excellence and forward-thinking in the field of humanities such as education, sociology and psychology. The category aims to award state of the art methodologies in the field of social sciences.

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Environment and Sustainability

This category is focusing on environmental sustainability that aims at conserving natural resources and protecting global ecosystems. Candidates that are excelling either on an individual level or within their organisation and raise awareness about the protection of the environment are welcome to join this category.

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Fashion

The category is open to fashion professionals who are devoted to the industry of making and/or selling clothes, jewellery and accessories. The category also encompasses the design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, retailing, advertising, and promotion of all types of apparel.

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Finance

This category is for professionals spanning across both traditional financial services and financial technology. It is necessary to demonstrate an impact on the industry, including financial solutions, product innovation and fintech start-ups.

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Hospitality

This category seeks to reward individuals who work in the tourism industry in various segments. It is important to show a customer- centric approach, serving both the client and the organisation as well as being a pioneer in their field of work.

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Law and Political Sciences

This category is seeking for individuals who excel in the field of Law and Political Sciences. The aim is to award individuals who work in these fields and can share achievements outside of political bias.

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Media & Marketing Communications

Individuals who work in the Media and Marketing industry as well as those who have leveraged communication as a tool within a business environment, are invited to join this category. It is focusing on achievements that cross the messages to any sort of audience and in any discipline.

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Science and Technology

Scientists and Engineers from STEM, natural sciences, engineering, technology, computer science and medical sciences are invited to join this category. It is necessary to be able to demonstrate innovation and innovative thinking in your achievements.

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Shipping

This category is aiming at professionals in the shipping sector. This includes owners, managers, consultants, traders, brokers, insurance officers, seafarers etc. Candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding contributions to the shipping industry.

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Social Responsibility

This category is looking for individuals who act for the benefit of society through their efforts. This includes promoting behaviors and actions that champion diversity and inclusion as well as anything that improves people’s lives through charity, fundraisers, evidenced volunteering, social entrepreneurship, profit or not-for-profit activities.

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Sports

This category is aimed at seeking out the best talent in sports and athletes. Entries are open to individuals who produce, facilitate, promote, and organise sports-related activities, experiences and business enterprises.

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Young Star Award

This category celebrates emerging and outstanding talent between 18-25 years old at the beginning of their career. The focus is to demonstrate unique potential in their respective field.

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Life Time Achievement

The organizing committee is dedicating this award to a distinguished woman with international influence and experience that can inspire other women to achieve their goals. This category is not open for entries. The award will not follow the official procedure foreseen in terms and conditions.

The Judges

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Kostis Georgiou

Arts and Culture

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Iris Kritikou

Arts and Culture

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Sotiris Tsafoulias

Arts and Culture

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Vassili Apostolopoulos

Business & Entrepreneurship

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Panos Papazoglou

Business & Entrepreneurship

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Litsa Panayotopoulos

Business & Entrepreneurship

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Eleftheria Deko

Design

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Sevasti-Sofia Anthopoulou

Education & Psychology

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Andria Zafirakou

Education & Psychology

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Theo Anagnostopoulos

Environment & Sustainability

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Helena Athoussaki

Environment & Sustainability

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Angeliki Kosmopoulou

Environment & Sustainability

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Maria Kastani

Fashion

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Mary Katrantzou

Fashion

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Nikos Koulis

Fashion

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Jimmy Athanasopoulos

Finance

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Sophia Bantanidis

Finance

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Dina Nikolaou

Hospitality

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Katerina Gagaki

Media & Marketing Communications

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Lena Valavani

Science & Technology

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Danae Bezantakou

Shipping

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Elias Galinos

Social Responsibility

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Spyros Capralos

Sports

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Marina-Lyda Coutarelli

Sports

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Grigoris Polychronidis

Sports

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Maria Nefeli Chatziioannidou

Young Star Award

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Elpida Kokota

Young Star Award

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Diana Voutyrakou

Young Star Award