Liana Kallierou (PIERCE ’58, DEREE ‘88), presented her two books The Journey of Women after Forty (by Kastaniotis publishers, also published in English in 2011 by AuthorHouse Publishing) and Man, the Beloved Stranger (by Pataki Publications) at ACG on December 4 at DEREE’s John S. Bailey Upper Level Library – an event organised by ACG’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations & the ACG Alumni Association.
Woman after Forty is a psychological journey in the life of women, as well as a guidebook on how to navigate the years ahead with confidence, self-esteem, fulfilment and good health, meeting personal goals through the various stages of life. Man, the Beloved Stranger, on the other hand, is addressed to men but also to the the women in their lives, to understand the different stages of a man’s life, his influences and to reexamine common stereotypes and roles
Liana Kallierou was born in Athens, Greece where she has lived most of her life. She attended PIERCE, the American College of Greece and studied History of Art at the British Council in Athens. She got married at the age of twenty-one and had a daughter. Three years later she went on to complete her BA in the History of Art. In her thirties, Liana began her volunteer community work; for almost ten years she ran the day-to-day operations of “The Sparrows,” a nursery school for orphaned and underprivileged children in Athens, and has been honored for her work by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Welfare. Kallierou has also been active in various Greek organizations on women’s issues.
In her forties, she decided to return to school and study psychology. Liana completed her BA in psychology at DEREE (in 1988) and went on to the University of Chicago where she attended seminars in Family Therapy. She also enrolled at the California University, in Santa Anna, and earned her MA of Science, Psychology. Kallierou then began a new career as a Clinical Psychologist and speaker on women’s issues, giving numerous lectures and interviews. She is a member of the American Psychotherapist Association and of the Adlerian Society of Greece. She is currently the President of Karyatides-Daughters of Penelope, Women’s branch of AHEPA, which takes care of a day care center for 105 poor and refugee children.