Maria Antoniadou was elected president of the Greek Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) on Tuesday, marking the first time a woman is appointed at the helm of the professional organization which was originally established in 1914.

Antoniadou was elected president by the union’s newly elected board, while Marilena Katsimi was voted general secretary.

Born in Kozani, northern Greece, Antoniadou has worked at Eleftheros Typos and Ta Nea daily newspapers.