Professor Fadia Ghossayn
Professor Fadia Ghossayn was the winner of the A.H. Beard Community Hero Award at the 2016 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Professor Fadia Ghossayn founded the Australian Lebanese Foundation in 2001 at The University of Sydney. The Foundation provides scholarships that require multifaith membership. Additionally, Fadia heads another foundation that runs an academy that annually calls for 15 young people from Australia to go to Lebanon to train on how to be a responsible Australian citizen. Fadia has made achievements in inspiring and mentoring young Lebanese in Australia to reach their full potential and strive for their goals while embracing Australian values.
Through raising funds for scholarships and providing opportunities for all across the board, her tenacity has resulted in better cultural understanding and cooperation between Lebanese and Australian people, providing positive role models for new migrants and refugees. Not only has Fadia worked tirelessly to advocate for cultural cohesion and harmony through her work for the Australian Lebanese Foundation, she has also made an outstanding contribution by advocating for special projects and acting as a liaison between various agencies, while supporting numerous charities.