Coleman Greig is proud to announce that Principal Lawyer Emma Macfarlane was named 2020 Campbelltown Citizen of the Year on the 26 January 2020 at Campbelltown Council's Australia Day civic ceremony, which was held at Ingleburn's Greg Percival Community centre.
Emma's credentials as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation are testament to her ability to achieve outstanding results for clients and the wider community. Her dedication and commitment to the community is evident in all her work and interactions.
"Being involved in the community is what makes Campbelltown home, not just a geographic location," she said.
Passionate about professional development, Emma co-founded 'Victress Connection' in August 2019. Growing up, Emma benefited greatly from the mentorship of other businesswomen and wanted others to also experience the benefits of these nurturing relationships.
This unique network brings together Macarthur businesswomen to collaborate, learn and inspire individual and shared development and success. Emma also demonstrates her commitment to professional development by mentoring young lawyers within Coleman Greig.
Engaging with the youth of Macarthur has seen Emma hold tenure as a Director of Youth Solutions for over 10 years - a Macarthur based youth health promotion charity focused on drug and alcohol prevention amongst 12 – 25 year olds.
In 2013, Emma together with a group of seven other women formed a committee to raise funds for the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research via an annual luncheon tied to International Women's Day. The luncheon is the Institute's most successful fundraising event annually and has raised over $400,000 for the Institute. The Ingham Institute are a not-for-profit medical research organisation committed to inspiring better health and are driven by the needs of the Macarthur, Campbelltown, Camden and South-Western Sydney community. The Ingham Institute also works to actively transform the treatment and care of people living with common medical conditions and disease.
Emma encourages women of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their career aspirations and goals in life, whatever they may be.
"Sometimes you get knocked down, but you've just got to get back up more times than you get knocked down," she said.