Society of Kalamata presents 'Greek Women of Influence' Book Launch


The Society of Kalamata ‘23 March’ with the support of the Delphi Bank and the Victorian Government has published a bilingual book written entitled ‘Greek Women of Influence’ and written by Peter Andrinopoulos.

The book highlights the influence and contributions of women of Greek background throughout the world over the last 200 years.

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”. It is a lasting tribute to significant women’s accomplishments of Greek background and in it you will find 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.

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, 18 Old Heidelberg Road in Alphington on Sunday 26th June 2022 at 2:00 pm. 


All members of the community are invited to attend the launch and meet some of the inspiring women featured and listen to  guest speakers which include:

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)
Mr Peter Andrinopoulos, Author and strong Community Advocate

Signed copies of the book will be available for sale. Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Entry is free and all are welcome (subject to COVID conditions at the time). Please RSVP by Friday, 24th June, 2022 to [email protected] or 0416 020 865