The BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards were launched in 2015 to recognise and champion women, at 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 awards recognise women who work in or support the health industry – including biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and digital healthcare – as executives, management, R&D practitioners, suppliers, service providers and other roles engaged with the sector.
For more information about past recipients, see our Women in Leadership Awards Honour Roll.
The Women in Leadership Awards are designed to celebrate, honour and profile successful women in the health industry sector: 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; and to profile the women who take strategic risks, tenaciously pursue goals and have made outstanding contributions to innovation in the industry.
Awards are made in three categories, recognising women in different types of leadership roles and at different stages of their careers.
Women in Leadership Award: Impact for industry
This award recognises inspirational industry impact and celebrates a leader who:
Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award: Making it happen
This award celebrates an inspiring leader who:
The Emerging Women in Leadership Award: A mover and shaker
This award celebrates a leader who:
Nominees must work in or support the health industry and must be from an organisation that is currently a financial member of BioMelbourne Network.