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The BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards were launch in 2015 to recognise and champion women, at the different stages of their careers, who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sector, and inspire more women to pursue leadership roles.
The 2018 Women in Leadership Awards were presented by Vicki Ward MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment at a ceremony hosted by the State Government of Victoria on Friday 11th May.
BioMelbourne Network CEO Dr Krystal Evans – “It is an honour to celebrate the achievements of three outstanding leaders as recipients of the 2018 BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards. They have each demonstrated clarity in their passion, purpose and personal commitment to advancing health innovation and making a difference to patient’s lives.”
The 2018 Awardees are:
Women in Leadership Award – Kathy Connell, Senior Director New Ventures, Australia and New Zealand, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award – Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist
Emerging Women in Leadership Award – Grace Lethlean, Director, Programs, ANDHealth
Pictured above from left to right – Dr Amanda Caples, Kathy Connell and Grace Lethlean
About BioMelbourne Network
BioMelbourne Network is an industry-led membership association for organisations engaged in biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and health innovation in the state of Victoria. Our role is to foster links between companies, research organisations, financial markets and government, creating an environment for greater collaboration and prosperity.
Andie Beattie, Communications Manager, BioMelbourne Network – 0437705332 –firstname.lastname@example.org