Kaiti Laskaridou

Kaiti Laskaridou was born and raised in Piraeus. She graduated from the American Women’s College and studied Economics in the Piraeus School of Commerce.

She married Konstantinos Laskaridis and gave birth to two sons, Panos and Thanasis. In the early 50’s, she and her sisters Nausica Limnaiou and Mina Tornarou led a group of women in founding the YMCA branch in N. Faliro, which aimed to care for young immigrant women from Romania, Russia and other Eastern countries during the years after World War Two and the Greek Civil War. 

In 1955 she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Greek YMCA and for thirty years was a successful and dedicated member of its Executive Committee and Board of Directors and served as its Vice President.   

Her progressive spirit, social consciousness and sharp mind remain inspiring examples for us all.

 In honour of Kaiti Laskaridou and her work the Library was named after her to remind everyone of a woman whose inexorable passion continues to inspire to this day.