The BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards acknowledge and celebrate leadership and commitment to driving change and impact in the health industry.
The Awards recognise that leadership occurs at all levels within an organisation and throughout the wider sector. There are three awards broadly targeting the evolving stages of an impactful career – nominally active in the industry for 2-4 years, 5-10 years and 10-15+ years.
For 2021 the criteria for each category remain the same, but the titles of the BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards have been slightly revised to allow easier distinction. The Award categories are:
For specific criteria and requirements for each category, please click through the relevant nomination form below.
The 2021 Awards will be presented on 20th April 2021, where awardees will receive an elegant trophy, venue to be confirmed. Awardees will be profiled on the BioMelbourne Network website and through other promotional activities associated with the awards. In addition to boosting the profile of women in leadership roles in our sector, Awardees will also be offered speaking opportunities at BioMelbourne Network events.
Women must work in or support the health sector – including biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and other health innovation areas. This includes executives, management, R&D practitioners, suppliers, service providers and other roles engaged with the sector. We use an inclusive definition of ‘women’, including trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people. Nominees and nominators must both be from organisations who are currently financial members of BioMelbourne Network.
Nominations are accepted using the online forms below. If required, we can provide a form in Word format on request. Each nominator may submit a maximum of two nominations per category per year. These must be submitted in separate applications.
Applications must also include a 2-page CV of the nominee and a statement from the nominator/nominee addressing the selection criteria (max 250 words per criteria).
Make your nominations using the online forms below. Please ensure you use the correct form.
Emerging Leadership Award Nomination Form
Inspiring Leadership Award Nomination Form
Distinguished Leadership Award Nomination Form
Winners will be selected by the BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards judging panel, appointed by BioMelbourne Network. All nominations will be acknowledged via email. Winners will be notified no later than 23rd March 2021. This information is strictly embargoed until awardees announcements are made at the awards ceremony in April 2021.
Read more about our previous award recipients on the Women in Leadership Awards Honour Roll.