2022 Women in Leadership Awards

Shining a light on women in the health industry

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 active in the industry for 2-4 years, 5-10 years and 10-15+ years.  

Nominations for 2022 are now closed.

The Award categories are: 

  1. Emerging Leadership Award – Mover & Shaker 
    This Award recognises emerging leaders, on a new path in approximately the last 2-4 years, who are rising stars in the industry.
  2. Inspiring Leadership Award – Making It Happen 
    This Award recognises those playing an inspiring and pivotal role in leadership of a project, partnership, or collaborative initiativeapproximately within the last 5 to 10 years. 
  3. Distinguished Leadership Award – Impact For Industry
    This Award recognises outstanding contributions by senior executive leaders with a career history of contributions over approximately 10-15+ years.

For specific criteria and requirements for each category, please click through the relevant nomination form below.

The 2022 Awards will be presented on 5 May 2022where 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.


Nominees must work in or support the health sector – including biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and other healthtech innovation areasThis 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. For the first time, nominees and nominators do not need to be from organisations who are currently financial members of BioMelbourne Network.

Nomination Process

Nominations are accepted using the online forms below. If required, we can provide 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.

Winners will be shortlisted by the Women in Leadership Awards subcommittee and finalised by the judging panel, appointed by BioMelbourne Network. All nominations will be acknowledged via email. Winners will be notified in late March 2022. This information is strictly embargoed until awardee announcements are made at the Awards Ceremony in May 2022.

Read our FAQs for more information about eligibility and nominations.

Read more about our previous award recipients on the Women in Leadership Awards Honour Roll.

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