The Society of Kalamata ’23 March’ have published a bilingual book written by Peter Andrinopoulos, highlighting the influence and contributions of women of Greek background throughout the world over the last 200 years.

Titled ‘Greek Women of Influence’ the book will be launched by the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and will be held at Alphington Grammar School on Sunday, 26 June.

The book ties in with one of the pillars of the Greece 2021 committee launched by the Greek Government centred on “Greeks who left their mark on the world in the last 200 years”.

The book has been written as a lasting tribute to significant women’s accomplishments of Greek background featuring women from around the world who have excelled in their field of endeavour.

These women stem from diverse fields, including Academia, Administration, Allied Health, Arts, Adventure Sports, Armed Forces, Banking, Cooking, Design, Education, Engineering, Entertainment, Fine Art, Government, Journalism, Judiciary, Law, Medicine, Music, News, Olympics, Opera, Philanthropy, Playwright, Poetry, Politics, Religion, Resistance Fighting, Revolutionary Leaders, Royalty, Universities, Science, Space, Sport and Writing.

Some of the inspiring women featured, will also share the stage with Mr Andrinopoulos to introduce the book. The list includes:

– The Hon Jenny Mikakos, former Minister for Health

– Ms Kris Pavlidis, former Mayor of Whittlesea and President of PRONIA

– Ms Litsa Athanasiadis, former and first female President of the Central Pontian Association “Pontiaki Estia” and President of the Merimna Pontion Kyrion of Oceania

– Ms Victoria Loizides, University Student at Monash University and Emerging Curator and Art Writer in Naarm (Melbourne)

Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be provided. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Entry is free and all are welcome (subject to COVID conditions at the time).

When: Sunday, 26 June 2022 at 2pm, RSVP by Friday, 24th June, 2022

Where: Alphington Grammar School, 18 Old Heidelberg Road, Alphington, VIC

Info and preorder: contact Peter Andrinopoulos via 0416 020 865 and/or