2023 Women in Leadership Awards nominations page

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 2023 will close 15 February 2023.

Make your nominations using the online forms below.

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.

The 2023 Awards will be presented in April/May 2023, 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.


We welcome nominations from Melbourne, Victoria and interstate. Nominees must be employed in the Australian life sciences 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 transgender, gender diverse and non-binary individuals.

Nominees and nominators do not need to be from organisations who are currently financial members of BioMelbourne Network.

Supporting diversity to empower leaders

We strongly support diversity and encourage nominations for individuals of all backgrounds.
We use an inclusive definition of ‘women’, including transgender, gender diverse and non-binary individuals.

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 pre-screening committee and finalised by the judging panel, appointed by BioMelbourne Network. All nominations will be acknowledged via email. Winners will be notified in late March 2023. This information is strictly embargoed until awardee announcements are made at the Awards Ceremony in April/May 2023.

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

Women in Leadership Awards homepage.

Register for our 2023 Women in Leadership Awards Launch event.

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