We support the values of social justice, community leadership, diversity and
inclusion. We are advocates for gender equality and women’s economic
empowerment. We believe that giving back to the community is essential in
achieving social progress. We believe that collaboration is key. Passionate
individuals working together across the divides between business, civil
society, government, and nonprofits can make the world a better place.
Above all, we believe that real change is possible.




We are Social!mpact

Elena Panican

Founder and CEO

Elena has written studies and grant applications, both as a postgraduate researcher and as a resource developer in the nonprofit sector. Her work at Social!mpact is rooted in a passion for gender equality, women’s empowerment and social justice.

Prior to setting up her own company, Elena’s career spanned over multilingual corporate business positions, academia, and nonprofit. She has written grants and implemented projects within the framework of EEA and Norway Grants, and for the EU Research and Innovation programme H2020. She holds an MPhil in Comparative Gender Studies from the Central European University.
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Testimonials & Clients

Dr. Norbert Lippai
CEO of JNSZ Hetényi Géza Hospital

We contracted Elena for grant-writing, research and project coordination. We were looking for a partnership with a Norwegian hospital to have an experience exchange prior to the implementation of new technology, but didn’t know where to start. Not only did she write a successful grant for us, but she single-handedly secured a partnership with one of the largest hospitals in Norway. Moreover, the research study that she wrote allowed us to reconsider the approach to measuring and improving employee satisfaction in our hospital, and to prepare for the anticipated technological development. Her work is straightforward, efficient and professional, and her expertise is wide-ranging. Thanks to her our study tour in Norway was a fruitful and seamless experience. I highly recommend her.

Dr. Hajdú Gergely
CEO of Hajdú & Harmat Management Kft.

Elena is prompt and professional. She immediately grasped the complexities of our project idea and was able to translate it into a clear, articulate and compelling grant proposal – under a very tight deadline, too.