Choose To Challenge on 2021 International Women’s Day

Choose To Challenge on 2021 International Women’s Day 1

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

This day, highlights the role we can all play in helping to create an inclusive world and is a great opportunity for women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to come together, to reflect and choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.

This year’s theme ‘Choose to Challenge’ focuses on.

Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

International Women’s Day Events

Food for Thought Network & The Greek Australian Women and Friends Around the World forum(ONLINE EVENT)

Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos- A Woman of Impact, Influence and Success!
Food for Thought Network and The Greek Australian Women and Friends Around the World forum invite you to celebrate IWD on the actual IWD, which is on Monday 8 March at 8.00 pm. The celebration and the presentation will take place via zoom and everyone can join for free.

“Apart from giving us an update on the efficacy of the vaccines, this presentation will delve into the person Vasso and the challenges this remarkable woman has had to overcome to reach the pinnacle of her scientific career. We would appreciate you bringing this to of the attention your young women

“She will inspire young and old and those in between with her story. We look forward to hearing the path that has taken her to being a pioneer in world research. A path that has seen her achieve over 100 awards for her endless and tireless work.

Click here to book or for more information visit 

Australian Federation of Pontian Associations (ONLINE EVENT)

“Pontian Women of Australia – A Celebration of Heritage”

“As part of the Australian Federation of Pontian Association’s (AFPA) efforts to promote and showcase the young people of the Pontian communities in Australia we are delighted to five young women of Pontian heritage who have been nominated by member associations to tell their story. The women will share their experiences growing up Pontian in Australia and their involvement and contribution to Pontian culture in their respective communities.”

The presentation, which coincides with Women’s Day, will be hosted by Sophia Siachos.
“Pontian Women of Australia – A Celebration of Heritage” will be streamed online on our Facebook page ( on Monday the 8th of March at 7:00pm (Melbourne time).

Taking part in the presentation are: Penny Papagiordanidis-Tsombanopoulos, Christina Tsiantoulas, Despina Theodoridis, Olga Antoniadis, Eleni Anastasiadou.

GCM Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021


“Manto Mavrogenous: Between Two Worlds”

The Greek Community of Melbourne welcomes you to an evening of discussion, food and music to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, on Thursday 11th March, at 7.00pm, at the Greek Centre. Dr Eleftheria Zei will present a lecture entitled “Manto Mavrogenous: Between Two Worlds”.

The event will commence with an official message for women of the diaspora by the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Greece’s first female president. We are honored that the GCM will be delivering this message at our IWD event.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

This year’s IWD theme is “Let’s all choose to challenge”. Collectively, we all have an important role to challenge inequality and gender bias. We need to celebrate women’s achievements, especially those of women in our community.

When: Thursday 11 March, 7.00pm

Where: Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

This seminar will be delivered in Greek. It will be a hybrid seminar, so people are encouraged to attend the mezzanine. As the Mezzanine has a limited capacity of 80 persons, seating will be limited to those that have requested a booking here:

Papaflessas Social Club (MELBOURNE)

A Conversation with Despina Meris, Author of “Every Conceivable Way”

Every Conceivable Way is an illuminating and poignant look at the strength of human endurance and the lengths one woman would go to become a parent. Despina Meris’ debut memoir portrays a fascinating, often heartbreaking, nine-year journey through miscarriage, IVF and surrogacy and depicts the ultimate wonder and fulfillment a child brings.

Join us to hear about her personal story of determination and resilience and to break the stigma around alternative ways of making families.

At: Melina on the Rooftop. Level 13, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
On: Sunday, 21 March. Seated by 2PM. Till 5PM
Cost: $70 + booking fee, includes High Tea with a Greek twist, finger food, sweets, and a glass of sparkling

Presented by Pammessinian Adelphotita ΠΑΠ, Melina on the Rooftop, Diagoras Food Co, Sent of a Flower, Greek Made Products in Australia and

Click here for bookings or more information.

Live webinar: Women in archaeology

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens will hold a special webinar on Monday at 8 p.m. on “Women in Greek Archaeology.” 

Participants include a group of distinguished female archaeologists who will discuss their experiences as directors of excavations and surveys in Greece.

The discussion will be moderated by two current student fellows and topics will range from panellists’ experience of day-to-day workflow in the field to their participation in larger disciplinary debates.

The session will end with a look forward to the ways the field of archaeology can become more equitable in the future.

Register here

Women in Greek Archaeology: Celebrating International Women’s Day at the ASCSA | American School of Classical Studies at Athens