BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards champion rising stars and outstanding leaders in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals who are driving the future of healthcare innovation. Since their inception in 2015, the awards have gone from strength to strength. The calibre of the applications that we received was phenomenal and it was both inspiring and humbling to have the outstanding achievements of women in the sector highlighted.
The selection panel for the 2016 awards consisted of members of the BioMelbourne Network Board – Maureen O’Keefe, Alun Needham, Andrew Carter and Dr Lorna Meldrum, with the 2015 ‘Women in Leadership’ awardee Dr Elaine Saunders. All of the panel members commented on what a difficult process it was to select winners.
“I must say I found this an incredibly challenging exercise given the fantastic nominees, range of experiences and achievements and diverse roles and backgrounds. It just shows the calibre of the female component of the local life sciences community. ” – 2016 Selection Panel
The 2016 BioMelbourne Network Women in Leadership Awards were presented by the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria at the Connecting Women Lunch.
Women in Leadership Award (recognising senior corporate leadership and directorship)
Dr Jackie Fairley, Starpharma Pty Ltd
Most Valuable Women in Leadership Award (celebrating leadership of teams, projects and initiatives)
Prof. Sally McArthur, Swinburne University of Technology
Emerging Women in Leadership Award (acknowledging rising stars with high potential for future success)
Jacqueline Savage, MedCorp Technologies