Corrs Chairman and Corporate Advisory partner, Teresa Handicott, has been named in the top ‘100 Women of Influence’ in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group 100 Women of Influence Awards.

Teresa was recognised for her outstanding work in the Board/Management category and joins Corrs lawyer, Krista McMeekan, who has also been nominated in the Young Leader category.

The winners will be announced at an awards event in Sydney on 17 October, where Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly and Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood will announce the 10 category winners and overall 2013 Woman of Influence.

Teresa accepted the role of Chair of Corrs in June 2011 for a four-year term. She is the first woman chair and the youngest person ever to be elected to this position. As Corrs’ highest office holder, Teresa has been responsible for the development and successful execution of the firm's vision and strategy.

Teresa’s leadership and influence is extensive, including as board member of Bangarra Dance Theatre, a member of the council of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a member of Chief Executive Women and a member of the Corporations and Market Advisory Committee (CAMAC), which advises the federal treasurer.

Krista is a lawyer in Perth’s Litigation and Workplace Relations group. She was a state finalist for the Young Australian of the Year in 2012 and recently won the Pride of Australia Young Leader Medal (WA) for her contribution to the Aboriginal Legal Service, mentoring of law students and her tutoring program with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Corrs is the only law firm to have two finalists listed for this prestigious honour.

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