200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1913

Ioanna Stefanopoli is appointed head of the Athens News Agency

IoannaStefanopoli (1875-1961) is the first female Greek student. Hailing from Constantinople, she enrolls at the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens at age 15. Her enrollment was met with negative reactions both from the Dean of the School and the University's School of Theology.

Eleftherios Venizelos appointed her head of the Athens News Agency. From her position as well as her position as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Messagerd'Athènes, she supported the political maneuvers of Venizelos and the Allies, she drew attention to the issue of the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese and had a pivotal role in the negotiations for the drawing of the Treaty of Sèvres (1920.)