Join us on Friday 13 May for an afternoon of inspiration, connection and celebration.
Now in its 12th year, BioMelbourne Network’s Connecting Women Lunch, sponsored by CSL Limited (Premier Sponsor), Avatar Brokers Pty Ltd, Almac Group, Radium Capital (Major Sponsors), Syneos Health (Signature Sponsor), Brooker Consulting, Starpharma, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, WEHI, Nucleus Network and Hemideina (Supporting Sponsors), provides an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women across the biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors in Victoria.
With guest speaker Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM:
Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist with a special interest in the holistic care of elderly cancer patients, a two-time Fulbright scholar and an award-winning writer.
After a global upbringing and education in India, the United Kingdom and the United States, Ranjana graduated from Monash University Medicine with honours. She has practiced in the public health system for two decades and is the recipient of many awards including the Monash University Distinguished Alumna of the Year, the Human Rights Literature Prize, Westpac 100 Women of Influence and a Medal of The Order of Australia for her contribution to doctor-patient communication.
In 2021, Ranjana won her second Fulbright award and the John F Kennedy Merit Award to obtain a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she specialised in management, leadership and decision-making. She is now part of the faculty at the executive education program at Harvard University where she teaches effective communication.
In 2005, her first Fulbright award allowed her to obtain a fellowship in medical ethics and doctor-patient communication from the University of Chicago. To this day, this topic remains close to her heart.
For the past several years, Ranjana has been a regular columnist for The Guardian, where she writes on the intersection of medicine and humanity. She has been a two-time finalist for the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Ranjana is the author of six acclaimed books including her latest, A Better Death, a treatise on dying well.
Aside from her clinical work, Ranjana serves as an advisor to the federal health department around COVID communications with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and is a mentor to high school students aspiring to a career in medicine.
Date: 13 May 2022
Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Grand Ballroom, 25 Collins St, Melbourne
Registration opens: 11:45am
Pre-Lunch Drinks & Networking: 12:00
3 Course Lunch & Program: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Networking: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Registration: Members $170 and Non Members $270 SOLD OUT please contact the office to see if there are any cancellations
We welcome all genders to attend this event and encourage you to register colleagues and friends who are active supporters of women in the workplace, role models and champions of gender equity.