Greek Australian female leaders to speak at International Women’s Day event in Sydney


To celebrate International Women’s Day, three prominent Greek Australian women are set to speak at the Speaker Series: Australian-Greek Women in Leadership on Wednesday, March 8 at Ashfield Town Hall in Sydney, NSW.

The three speakers are Violet Roumeliotis AM, Sophie Cotsis MP and Effy Alexakis. The event will be convened by Randwick City Councillor Alexandra Luxford.

The women leaders will discuss their struggles as children of migrants, their leadership challenges and the need to balance family life with the workforce.

About the speakers:

Violet Roumeliotis AM is a social entrepreneur who champions the strengths of our diverse communities and is committed to take a leadership and pioneering role to elevate reconciliation. Through her C-suite and board roles, Violet uses innovation and collective impact to promote social justice and inclusion.

She is the CEO of Settlement Services International, a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other vulnerable individuals to achieve their full potential.

Sophie Cotsis MP is a member of the Legislative Assembly and Member for Canterbury, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, and Shadow Minister for Work Health and Safety Member of the Australian Labor Party. 

Effy Alexakis is a documentary photographer who has been ranked in the top ten portrait photographers in Australia. Alexakis’ photographs are held in both public and private collections in Australia.

Event details:

The event is at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT on March 8, 2023 at 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield, Ashfield Town Hall, NSW. To make a booking, visit Eventbrite.

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