Eleni Gianopulos, who has always had a passion for baking, began a small catering business in her apartment. What began as a side business featuring Eleni's mother's famous oatmeal-raisin cookies quickly outgrew her home and evolved into a full-fledged cookie empire. Today, Eleni's custom cookie creations are a favorite of celebrities, luxury brands, Fortune 500 companies and cookie lovers alike. Eleni wants to pass along her knowledge and advice on growing a successful company and building a great brand and help other women entrepreneurs just starting out since she was helped herself by many great women she met along the way in the 20 (and counting!) successful years of her company, Eleni’s New York.
Eleni Gianopuos is one of WE NYC's WE Connect Mentors - successful women who volunteer their time to coach other entrepreneurs on everything from branding to negotiating contracts to raising capital. Every week, Mentors are available for free coaching sessions at Business Solution Centers across the five boroughs.