2024 Women in Leadership Awards Launch: Shifting Focus to The Great Retention

When:  Nov 28, 2023 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (ET)

Our sector is transitioning from “the great resignation” to embracing the concept of “the great retention”, an attitude and approach to leadership that benefits both employers and employees.

Progressive leaders need to cultivate workplaces that retain top talent and nurture emerging and diverse staff. By developing local talent pools, leaders can effectively address skills shortages, positively impact company growth and contribute to Victoria’s long-term economic recovery.

Join us for a keynote address by STEM Sisters Founder and Director, Dr Ruwangi Fernando, a passionate advocate for an intersectional approach to diversity and inclusion in the Australian STEM sector.Following the keynote, Caroline Ryan, Partner at Allens, will open a panel discussion with Ruwangi and our 2023 Women in Leadership Awardees.

This event marks the launch of BioMelbourne Network’s 2024 Women in Leadership Awards and officially opens the nomination period. Find out more about the awards.

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023

Time (AEDT):
3:45pm: Guest arrival and registration
4:00pm: Welcome, keynote and panel discussion
4:55pm: Award nominations officially open for 2024
5:00pm: Networking function
6:00pm: Close

Format: Hybrid – In person and online

Venue: Allens, 37/101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Keynote: Dr Ruwangi Fernando, Founder and Director, STEM Sisters; Co-founder and Director, iSTEM Co.; and Sessional Lecturer, Victoria University

Video message: Professor Sharon Lewin, Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Rima Darwiche, CEO, Central Pharmacy Logistics Pty Ltd
Dr Ruwangi Fernando, Founder and Director, STEM Sisters; Co-founder and Director, iSTEM Co; and Sessional Lecturer, Victoria University
Professor Susie Nilsson, Director, Biomedical Manufacturing, CSIRO

Facilitator and host: Caroline Ryan, Partner, Allens

BioMelbourne Network host: Jeff Malone, CEO, BioMelbourne Network

Registration: Free to attend for Members and Non Members

This event is delivered in partnership with Allens.

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37/101 Collins St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000