MEDIA RELEASE

The Chair of inTouch’s Board of Directors, Ms Faye Spiteri, was today inducted into the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Ms Spiteri was acknowledged for her compassion and drive to create social change.

Ms Michal Morris, inTouch Chief Executive Officer, said that they were inspired by Ms Spiteri’s enormous impact on the community that they decided to nominate her for the Honour Roll.

‘We felt strongly that Faye’s achievements needed to be recognised and celebrated. She has worked in many areas, from her role as the first female President of Fronditha Care, an aged-care provider for the Greek Australian community, to working on social behavioural change campaigns. Faye is a strong, passionate woman who really knows how to make an impact – we can all take some inspiration from that’, said Ms Morris.

Ms Morris congratulated Ms Spiteri and said she has played a critical role in transforming inTouch as a leading voice for culturally diverse communities experiencing family violence.

‘inTouch would not be in the position we are in today without Faye’s commitment to helping migrant and refugee women experiencing family violence. Under Faye’s 10-year leadership, our organisation has grown from four employees to over 50 bilingual and bicultural staff. Faye’s vision has driven inTouch to open our own legal centre as part of the services we provide and to create inSpire – a fund to help women rebuild their lives after moving on from family violence. These are just two of the great initiatives she has led,’ said Ms Morris.

Ms Spiteri was delighted and humbled following the announcement. ‘I am truly honoured to be joining the Honour Roll of amazing and inspiring women. To be acknowledged on International Women’s Day is quite fitting – I believe we all have a role to play in empowering women to reach their full potential’, said Ms Spiteri.

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For media inquiries, contact Sonia Morabito, Communications Coordinator, on 03 9413 6568 or email soniam@intouch.org.au or contact CEO, Ms Michal Morris, on 0409 161 758.

Download the media release here which includes Ms Spiteri’s biography.

To find out more about the Victorian Honour Roll of Women program visit vic.gov.au