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Lebanese- Australian Fadia Ghossein voted Woman of the Year 2016 in New South Wales,Australia

by WLCU Editor | Mar 24, 2016

Lebanese Australian Fadia Ghossein voted Woman of the Year 2016 in Australia on the occasion of International Women's Day. 

Wed 09 Mar 2016 at 10:52

NNA - The Lebanese Fadia Ghossein won the title Woman of the Year 2016 in New South Wales, Australia, as reported by the NNA office in Sydney. 

She received the award during a ceremony at the State Parliament attended the Governor of New South Wales, David Hurley, Premier Mike Baird, as well as several ministers, MPs and personalities. 

Professor Fadia ( Bou Dagher) Ghossein, of Lebanese origin, is the wife of businessman Georges Ghossein. She founded, back in 2001, a Lebanese-Australian Foundation at the University of Sydney, with the objective to provide scholarships to the most talented students. 

She also chairs the board of the Maronite Foundation in the World - Australia, organizing visits to Lebanon, every year, for young people who wish to learn about their origins. 

Ghossein has further contributed to the consolidation of relations between the Lebanese and Australian peoples. She is well-known for her social services and among philanthropic associations. 


Since the announcement of the results, several Lebanese personalities contacted the winner to congratulate her, including the director of the National News Agency, Laure Sleiman Saab. Ghossein then thanked all those who voted for her in Australia, Lebanon and around the world. 


She said her victory was that of all Lebanese, Arab and Australian women, particularly on the occasion of International Women's Day. 



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