Atalanti Hadjipateras Moquette received a BA Hons. in Philosophy and Ancient Greek at King’s College London. She continued her postgraduate studies in Art History at the University of Toronto.

Atalanti’s passions include education, art, philanthropy and women’s rights.

She started her career on the specialist side of Sotheby’s and has worked on education policy in Toronto and Geneva.

Her involvement in the field of philanthropy follows a family tradition began at the grassroots level, running a life skills programme in a shelter for battered women.

In 2009 Atalanti founded Giving Women, a network of diverse but like-minded women who pool their professional skills and experience to provide advice to strengthen projects directed at vulnerable girls and women globally.

Her interest in social impact investing started when she and her daughter, Elianna, established Step Up, to advise start-up social business and banks on questions of social impact and responsible investing.

As a philanthropist Atalanti has held positions on various boards:

  • Vice –President of the board of the International School of Geneva
  • Vice – President of the board of the International Baccalaureate Organisation
  • Founding member of the Executive Committee of Human Rights Watch, Geneva,
  • Member of executive Committee of the Fondation Philanthropique Orthodoxe