2024 Women in Leadership Awards nominations page

Shining a Light on Women in Healthtech

The BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards acknowledge and celebrate leadership and commitment to driving change and impact in the healthtech industry.

The Awards recognise that leadership occurs at all levels within an organisation and throughout the wider sector. There are three Awards targeting different stages of an impactful career:  active in the industry for 2-4 years, 5-10 years and 10-15+ years.

Nominations for 2024 are now closed. 

2024 Emerging Leadership Award – Mover and Shaker 

This Award celebrates an inspiring leader who:

  • has taken on a career challenge, career move or career change within the last 2-4 years that has high potential for industry impact
  • exhibits leadership qualities such as strategic risk-taking, embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and an appetite for driving change
  • is a rising star, who, regardless of age, is seen as a mover and shaker with high potential for future success in the industry.

Criteria 1 – IMPACT

  • What is the career move, challenge or change that this person has taken on within the last 2-4 years?
  • What is this leader’s potential for industry impact?

Criteria 2 – LEADERSHIP

  • What is it about this person that demonstrates their leadership potential?
  • How will their leadership qualities position them for future impact?

2024 Inspiring Leadership Award – Making it Happen  

This Award celebrates an inspiring leader who:

  • has played a pivotal leadership role in delivering a project, partnership, or collaborative initiative within the last 5 to 10 years
  • through this project or initiative has delivered meaningful outcomes and positive change in the healthtech industry
  • has demonstrated valuable leadership skills such as collaboration, communication, team building, transformation, innovation, change management, dedication and passion for innovation that has impact.

Criteria 1 – IMPACT

  • What was the project or initiative that this leader has played a pivotal role in delivering?
  • What success has this leader achieved on this project or initiative and what is the industry impact?

Criteria 2 – LEADERSHIP

  • What is it about this person that makes them a successful leader of this project or initiative?
  • How did their leadership skills contribute to the success of this project or initiative?

2024 Distinguished Leadership Award – Impact for Industry  

This Award celebrates an inspiring leader who:

  • has held a senior position of leadership (C-level executive, GM, Board Director, Chair)
  • has significant experience within the health industry sector, 10-15+ years
  • has shown leadership and vision resulting in meaningful industry impact
  • demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities, such as integrity and initiative, mentoring and giving back, dedication and determination, resilience and risk taking, and passion for innovation that has impact.

Criteria 1 – IMPACT

  • What is the impact that this leader has had during their time in the industry?
  • What success has this leader achieved and what difference has it made in the industry?

Criteria 2 – LEADERSHIP

  • What is it about this person that makes them an outstanding leader who is able to have impact on the industry?
  • How has this person made a difference as a leader?

The 2024 Awards will be presented in April/May2024, 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.


Nominees must be currently employed in the Australian healthtech sector. We welcome nominations from those based in Melbourne, Victoria and interstate.

We welcome nominations from employees of organisations associated with pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, digital health, academia and research, hospitals and healthcare, R&D services and industry support services.

We welcome nominations from a broad range of leaders at different stages of their careers, including but not limited to: non-executive directors, executive directors, CXOs, managers, project leads, entrepreneurs, R&D scientists, clinicians, consultants, industry service providers and other roles actively engaged in the healthtech sector.

Nominations are open to individuals from both Member and Non Member organisations.

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. 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 each of the selection criteria (maximum of 200 words per criteria question).

We highly recommend that applicants include a minimum of two professional testimonials from both internal and external colleagues.

Awardees will be shortlisted by the Women in Leadership Awards pre-screening committee and finalised by the independent judging panel, appointed by BioMelbourne Network. All nominations will be acknowledged by email. Winners will be notified in late March 2024. This information is strictly embargoed until awardee announcements are made at the Awards Ceremony in April/May 2024.

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

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