Peter Andrinopoulos launches the book “Greek Women of Influence”


The Kalamata Society “March 23” has published a bilingual book written by Peter Andrinopoulos, highlighting the influence and contributions of women of Greek descent around the world over the past 200 years.

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

The book is part of one of the pillars of the Greece 2021 committee launched by the Greek government and centered on “the Greeks who have marked the world in the last 200 years”.

The book was written as a lasting tribute to the significant achievements of women of Greek descent featuring women from around the world who have excelled in their field.

These women come from a variety of fields including academia, administration, allied health, arts, adventure sports, armed forces, banking, cooking, design, education, engineering, Entertainment, Fine Arts, Government, Journalism, Justice, Law, Medicine, Music, News, Olympics, Opera, Philanthropy, Playwright, Poetry, Politics, Religion, Resistance, Revolutionary Leaders, Royalty, Universities , Science, Space, Sport and Writing.

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

– The Honorable Jenny Mikakos, former Minister of Health

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

– Mrs. Litsa Athanasiadis, former and first woman president of the Pontian Central Association “Pontiaki Estia” and president of the Merimna Pontion Kyrion of Oceania

– Ms Victoria Loizides, student at Monash University and emerging curator and arts writer at Naarm (Melbourne)

Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be offered. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Admission is free and all are welcome (subject to current COVID conditions).

When: Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2 p.m., RSVP before Friday, June 24, 2022

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

Info and pre-order: contact Peter Andrinopoulos via 0416 020 865 and/or [email protected]


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