The winners of the LawyersWeekly Corporate Counsel Summit & Awards 2022 have been announced and among the names are two Australians of Greek heritage – Elizabeth Tsitsikronis and Calli Tsipidis.
Tsitsikronis is a proud Aboriginal and Greek woman from the Yuin nation on the NSW south coast, and she was named ‘Government Lawyer of the Year’ for her work with the Department of Planning and Environment.
She tells The Greek Herald that being recognised for the award “is such an honour.”
“I hope this serves as a demonstration to all that with determination, courage, and bravery you can make a difference and achieve great things, no matter who you are or where you have come from!” Tsitsikronis adds.
Tsipidis offers legal counsel to Australia’s Foxtel Group and won ‘Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year’ this year.
The female lawyer tells The Greek Herald she’s “incredibly proud” to be recognised with the award and for her team “to have been named the ‘Sports and Entertainment Team of the Year’.”
“This award is a culmination of hard work, dedication, and is a testament to the power of working together to win together. None of this would have been possible without the encouragement and support of my wonderful family and friends, and of course my colleagues throughout the Foxtel Group family,” Tsipidis says.
“I am a firm believer in bringing your authentic and passionate self to work. I am truly grateful that I have the opportunity to do this everyday, and thankful to have been recognised by the legal community for upholding these values.”
These two females were up against a strong group of candidates this year, including other finalists such as Con Korkofigas from ASX, Jacqueline Panos from Billbergia Group (formerly Sydney Trains), Eidan Havas from The Entourage Effect, Anthony Katsanevas from Stanwell Corporation and Luana Melis from Time & Place.