I am so excited to introduce Irene Zervoudis, mom of three daughters and Co-Founder of Wonder Girls – a teen empowerment, after school program. I spoke with Irene to learn more about all of the important work Wonder Girls is doing (I see future female leaders!) the advice she has for moms and so much more. Keep reading for the full Q&A!
Let’s learn more about you! Do you have kids? Where are you from and how long have you lived in town?
I was Born in Palos Hills, IL, but I grew up in Worcester Massachusetts and have lived locally for 22 years. I have three daughters, Angelina who is 19, Victoria 16 and Styliani (Stella) is 14.
What is your favorite thing to do with your kids?
My favorite thing to do with my kids is dance in the kitchen and have deep conversations in our car rides together.
I wish I had Wonder Girls as a teenager. But now I’m able to be what I needed, for these girls.
What sets you apart?
Our ability to connect with the girls, our strength in the community and our network of incredible speakers and mentors sets us apart.
If you could give one tip to fellow moms, what would it be?
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I’ve met a lot of incredible people in the last year and a half. Both adults and teens that have helped me to change my perspective and outlook in certain areas of both my personal life as well as in my career. They’ve positively impacted myself and my daughters lives and provided me with additional tools to deliver what Wonder Girls has set out to do.
About Wonder Girls
Wonder Girls, whose mission is Empowering Our Future Female Leaders, is a non-profit after-school program for middle and high school girls that focuses on building confidence, leadership, community, and business skills.
To learn more about Wonder Girls and their Girl’s Empowerment Program, including the first workshop that kicks off on Friday, September 23rd, visit here.