By Voice of Greece, ERT
Aphrodite Kotrotsios, a first-generation Greek-American, was honored at the 7th World Meeting of the Greek Diaspora, held at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, July 27th. The event recognized 96 Greek women from around the world for their outstanding achievements. Aphrodite, who took over as the head of the Greek-American newspaper founded by her father, Paul Kotrotsios, six years ago, discussed her journey and the importance of preserving Hellenic culture in America. Despite the challenges of the times, their newspaper, which has been in circulation for 36 years, continues to inform its readers about the most significant news from Greece and promote the actions, issues, and dreams of the Greek-American community.
Aphrodite Kotrotsios also highlighted the significance of the Hermes Expo, a leading company in business exhibitions and networks in America, which supports Greek entrepreneurs and philhellenes seeking to invest in Greece and engage in trade. Founded by her father, Paul Kotrotsios, in 1992, the Hermes Expo acts as a collaboration network between Greek entrepreneurs from Greece and America. Aphrodite expressed her hope to continue her father’s work and be a voice for Greek Americans. She stated, ‘The best gift my parents gave me was sending me to Parakalamos, our village in Ioannina, Greece, every summer when I was a child. I experienced the culture, customs, and traditions of my homeland up close. This is how my love for Greece was passed down to me.’
Aphrodite Kotrotsios and 95 other accomplished Greek women were honored during the 7th World Meeting of the Greek Diaspora at the Zappeion Megaro on Thursday, July 27th, at 19:30. This recognition is part of a comprehensive research project documented in the book ‘Greek Women of the World’ by journalist and author Mary Roussakis.”