A misalignment between the career trajectory of men and women continues to leave women under-represented in leadership positions in both healthcare and academia. COVID-19 has amplified and heightened these existing inequalities. Taking on a greater proportion of unpaid care, and an increase in job losses in the hardest-hit sectors are just some of the barriers women now face. As we move beyond the pandemic, a national collaborative evidence-based approach is vital to tackle inequity and optimise women’s health, careers, and well-being.
Join us and our collaborators to launch:
- Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership (AWHL)
- Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN)
These national collaborative initiatives will drive progress on equality, supporting opportunities, and prioritising women.
Hear from keynote speakers, Parliamentary Friends of Health and Medical Research, Dr Katie Allen MP, Young Australian of the Year 2021, Isobel Marshall and WHRTN Chair, Indigenous Women’s Health, Prof Aunty Kerrie Doyle. Prof Helena Teede, lead on these initiatives will outline priorities for women’s health, research, and careers and a Q&A panel of interdisciplinary experts, will discuss opportunities for building a better and healthier future for women in Australia.
AWHL is a partnership project funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and contributions from its 11 healthcare sector partners. WHRTN is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.
A/Prof Jacqueline Boyle - Chief Investigator, AWHL & WHRTN Deputy Chair, Steering Committee
Dr Anjali Dhulia - Chief Medical Officer, Monash Health, AWHL Lead Partner
Dr Helen Parsons - Board member, RACMA, AWHL Lead Partner
Leslie Arnott - WHRTN Chair, Consumer and Community Involvement
Prof Georgina Chambers - WHRTN Chair, Research
Prof Deborah Loxton - WHRTN Chair, Steering Committee
Prof Cate Nagle - WHRTN Chair, Workforce Development