Meet Anais Menounos: One of the inspiring IWD panellists for Sydney event


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2024, the 42nd Greek Festival of Sydney, in collaboration with The Greek Herald, will hold an inspiring event to recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements of Greek women in Australia and around the world.

Taking place on Friday, 8 March 2024, at the Prince Henry Centre at Little Bay, Sydney from 6.30pm, the IWD event will feature a dynamic panel discussion highlighting the diverse contributions of multigenerational Greek women to multicultural communities.

The esteemed panellists for the night are:

  • Andriana Simos: Panel Moderator & Digital Editor at The Greek Herald
  • Jenny Zagas: Principal at Lucas Gardens School & Disability Advocate
  • Anais Menounos: Sydney Lawyer & Co-founder of the St Nicholas Mission Academy in Ghana, Africa
  • Marika Kontellis: Director at Zakumi Consulting, CEO at Inner Sydney Voice, CEO at Council on the Ageing NSW
  • Yiana Roumeliotis: Community Engagement Officer at the Addison Road Community Organisation

In the lead up to the event which will also feature the inaugural presentation of The Greek Herald Woman of the Year award we will showcase each panellist and their accomplishments.

The event will also feature the inaugural presentation of The Greek Herald Woman of the Year award.

Who is Anais Menounos:

Anais Menounos has a demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights. Co-founder of St Nicholas Mission Academy (St Nic’s) in Ghana, Anais has created a safe environment for 250 students to access free education needed to break the cycle of poverty. St Nic’s ensures its female students are empowered to dream about their futures, training them to be confident and offering extra-curricular activities that will guarantee them employability. Anais also previously volunteered in Ghana for an NGO conducting research in female empowerment within a local community.

Anais is also a lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney, where she has experience in in advising government and commercial clients in the areas of dispute resolution, administrative law as well as Royal Commissions and Inquiries. Anais has also assisted victims of sexual harassment, domestic violence and unfair work practices on a pro bono basis and has volunteered as a legal caseworker assisting refugees seeking asylum in Greece.

Admission to the event is free, but booking is essential via the following link:

Event Details:

  • WHAT: Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • WHEN: Friday 8 March 2024, 6.30pm
  • WHERE: Prince Henry Centre, 2 Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay, NSW, 2036
  • FREE EVENT | Bookings Essential via this link:




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