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BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards 2018

Purpose of the Awards:

To celebrate women who exhibit leadership in their fields of expertise and have made outstanding contributions to advancing the industry.

To honour women who serve as role models and mentors to others and have made outstanding contributions to supporting the industry.

To profile the women who take strategic risks, tenaciously pursue goals and have made outstanding contributions to innovation in the industry.

The awards will be presented at an awards ceremony on Friday 11th May, where the awardees will receive an elegant trophy.   Awardees will also be acknowledged at the 10th Connecting Women Lunch on Friday 25th May and will be profiled on the BioMelbourne Network website and through other promotional activities associated with the awards.

To boost the profile of women in leadership roles in our sector awardees will also be offered speaking opportunities at BioMelbourne Network events.

Awardees will also receive a complimentary pass to attend the Melbourne Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium in Melbourne on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th July at the RACV City Club.  These passes are valued at $1,895 and are kindly provided by Women & Leadership Australia.

Eligibility:

Women must work in or support “the industry” – including biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and innovative health technology industries. This includes executives, management, R&D practitioners, suppliers, service providers and other roles engaged with the sector.

Nominees must be from an organisation who is currently a financial member of BioMelbourne Network. View our members here

Award Categories:

BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards recognise that leadership occurs at all levels within an organisation and throughout the wider sector. The three categories of the awards are designed to celebrate women at different stages of their careers and in different types of leadership roles:

  • Women in Leadership Award – recognising senior corporate leadership and directorship.

  • Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award recognising leadership of teams, projects and initiatives.

  • Emerging Women in Leadership Award – recognising rising stars with high potential for future success.

Nomination Process:

Nominations are accepted using the online forms below and via email.

Each nominator may submit a maximum of two nominations per category per year and must be submitted in separate applications.

Applications must include a 2-page CV of the nominee and a statement from the nominator/nominee addressing the selection criteria (max 250 words per criteria).

The closing date is Friday 6th of April 2018

Winners will be selected by the Women in Leadership Awards judging panel, appointed by BioMelbourne Network.

All nominations will be acknowledged via email. Winners will be notified no later than Friday 27th April 2018 and embargoed until the announcement of the awardees at an award ceremony on Friday 11th May 2018.

Nominations:

Women in Leadership Award

Who is eligible?

This award recognises an experienced and inspirational leader, a woman who has advanced to a senior leadership position within their organisation, who would typically have more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

The ideal candidate:

An inspiring woman who has achieved professional success in her personal career, through strong leadership, strategic risk taking, decision making and willingness to innovate. This award would typically recognise a woman at a very senior leadership level of her organisation (C -suite / GM/ Director / Founder).

Selection Criteria:

〉 A woman who exhibits leadership and excellence in her field of expertise and has made outstanding contributions to advancing the industry.

〉 A woman who is a positive role model and mentor who has made outstanding contributions to supporting the industry and the people who work in it.

〉 A woman who has taken strategic risks, tenaciously pursues goals and has made outstanding contributions to innovation in the industry.

Click Here for Women in Leadership Award Nomination Form

Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award

Who is eligible?

This award recognises that leadership occurs at all levels within an organisation and throughout the wider sector. To honour women whose high level of performance and success has lead change and innovation, who would typically be responsible for leading teams, projects or initiatives, and have at least 10-15 years’ experience in the industry.

The ideal candidate:

An inspiring woman who has set herself aside from her peers in her pursuit of professional success in her personal career, who made outstanding contributions to leading change and supporting the wider industry. This award typically recognises women in senior management, team leadership or department head roles within an organisation for their leadership of teams, projects and initiatives.

Selection Criteria:

〉 A woman who exhibits leadership and excellence throughout her career, and has made outstanding contributions through leading teams, projects or initiatives that advance the industry.

〉 A woman who is a positive role model and contributor who has made outstanding contributions to supporting the industry and the people who work in it.

〉 A woman who has played a pivotal role in leading change, who tenaciously pursues goals and has had a positive impact on innovation in the industry.

Click Here for Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award Nomination Form

Emerging Women in Leadership Award

Who is eligible?

This award recognises an emerging leader, a woman who has 10 years or less of industry experience who is a rising star with high potential for future success.

The ideal candidate:

An inspiring woman who has set herself aside from her peers in her pursuit of professional success in her personal career and has shown leadership skills and traits at a very early point in their career.

Selection Criteria

〉 A woman who has shown leadership skills and traits, determination, drive and enthusiasm toward advancing the industry.

〉 A woman who is a positive role model and who has sought out opportunities to make a contribution to supporting the industry.

〉 A woman who has a willingness to take strategic risks, pursue goals and shows commitment to innovation in the industry.

Click Here for Emerging Women in Leadership Nomination Form

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