Maria Stratigaki is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University teaching on gender, social policy and gender equality policies. She was appointed Secretary General for Gender Equality at the Hellenic Ministry of Interior (2009-2012). From 1991 to 1999 she worked at the European Commission on equal opportunities between women and men (DG EMPL). Furthermore, during her professional career she has been Director of the Research Centre of Gender Equality- KETHI (1999-2002) and the Centre for Gender Studies at Panteion University (2004-2009) (www.genderstudies-panteion.gr) and (www.genderpanteion.gr). Maria Stratigaki has coordinated European research projects on gender equality policies, migration and women’s entrepreneurship. She was scientific coordinator of the project Gender Studies in Social and Political Sciences at Panteion University (www.genderpanteion.gr) and scientific responsible of the European (FP7) research projects: GeMIC: Gender, migration and intercultural interaction in the South East Europe (www.gemic.eu) and MIG@NET: Migration, Gender and Digital Networks (www.mignetproject.eu). Maria Stratigaki is the author of academic articles and policy reports on gender equality policies and social inclusion. She has published in Social Politics, the European Journal of Women’s Studies, Les Cahiers du Genre. She has given numerous conference presentations and has participated in High Level Groups, Committees and Working Groups in European level.