In a nutshell, the GWC aim to educate, empower and inspire women teetering on the edge of Mount Olympus by providing information on Greek marriage, traditions, language, health and wellbeing and much more. Whether you are looking to start up your own business, write your own Greek themed book, book a holiday to the Greek islands or simply want to learn more about the Greek culture, we are here to help. You don’t have to be Greek to join in but you do need to have a sense of humour!
How we started
In 2012, The Greek Wives Club was founded by showbiz-dabbling, half-Greek writer, actress and author Ekaterina Botziou, after she herself married into a Greek Cypriot family and published her first book Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing.
Inspired and frustrated by the madness of her own Big Fat semi-Greek life, Ekaterina decided to chronicle her Hellenic dramas on a blog and set up her blog Ekaterina’s Greek Expectations.
What started out as a hobby soon became a platform for the expression of her literary, philosophical and social goals and her posts about her Greek life and experiences within the showbiz industry began to attract a solid following of fellow writers, artists, film‐makers, actors, Greeks and non‐Greeks. Encouraged by the reader response, Ekaterina went on to establish Facebook group The Greek Wives Club which later turned into the website you are reading from right now!
The concept of the group was based on one of Ekaterina’s favourite comedies, The First Wives Club and the idea was to create a space for women to meet and post comical stories about their lives. The initiative soon grew into something of a community network about living with cultural differences, about family support and comical themes about life. It was also meant to act as another platform for Ekaterina’s blog and short stories; but she began using it to promote other bloggers and authors who wrote about relevant themes.
The GWC Team
To help our readers find out more information about the Hellenic realm, Ekaterina enlisted the help of a variety of professional women with expertise in different Greek fields to make up the GWC team. The team are there to advise and direct any woman (or man!) who wants to get out of the Greek kitchen and start smashing some plates. The team includes a language specialist, a travel expert, a Greek chef, and a wedding planner all who help provide our readers with useful information or to point them in the right direction, as well as promoting the GWC on their own platforms. If you are a professional female with links to the Hellenic world and would like to join our team please do get in touch.
After members expressed a desire for merchandise with the club logo on it, Ekaterina set up The Greek Wives Club store and designed a range of products including aprons, mugs, notebooks, T‐shirts and other accessories all adorned with the club’s logo and quotes from Ekaterina’s daily‐in‐the‐life Greek adventures.
As the club gains more and more followers, Ekaterina’s aim now is to reach out and show support to women, other clubs, groups, restaurants, writers, artists and communities all over the world who want to share anything related to life amongst the Greek community.
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