Maria Amanatidou

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First be a woman | Maria Amanatidou | TEDxUniversityofMacedonia


Step into the world of radio production and literature with a captivating storyteller whose journey from a little girl to a seasoned author and radio producer has been shaped by the relentless pursuit of empowerment and the desire to challenge stereotypes and patriarchal norms. With candor and conviction, she shares her experiences and insights, offering guidance and inspiration to women navigating the complexities of modern life.

From her early encounters with gender stereotypes to the challenges of breaking into male-dominated industries, she speaks candidly about the obstacles she has faced and the lessons she has learned along the way. With each word, she empowers women to embrace their worth, to reclaim their voices, and to challenge the status quo. She reminds us that true empowerment comes not from conforming to outdated norms, but from embracing our authentic selves and forging our own definition of success.

Maria Amanatidou is a journalist and radio producer. She lives in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has published the books «To Happy tis mamas» (2015), «Ambassador» (2022), «Istories gia ta baza» (2023) and has been distinguished with her short stories in literary competitions that led to group publications: «19 New Steps» (2009), «Quarantine Diaries» (2020). In 2021, she participated in the competition section of Thessaloniki’s International Film Festival with her podcast «Istories gia ta baza». She is married to Christos Giannoulis, and they have a son, Paris. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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