• About Us

    About Us

    Franklin Women is Australia’s only community for women working in health and medical research related careers.

About us


Our Vision is a health and medical research sector where women thrive

Our Mission is to empower women to pursue rewarding careers across the health and medical research sector

We hope to achieve this in a number of ways. By

  • building a community of like-minded women, offering support and opportunities; 
  • providing training opportunities in important skills outside of the technical sciences;
  • introducing and advocating for initiatives that address barriers faced by women in health and medical research careers; and
  • showcasing talented women in the field, their diverse career pathways and the impact of their work. 

Our guiding Values are to be: innovative, influential, inclusive and inspiring!

To carry out our mission we are going about things a bit differently. Unlike many organisations in the health and medical research space, Franklin Women is not a not-for-profit or a charity. We are a for-profit social enterprise (What is a social enterprise? It is a new-fangled term here in Australia – you can read more about the concept here). This means we aim to derive income from business activities to bring about some social good – investing in our members!

We believe keeping women in health science careers is something worth investing in. We hope you will get a lot out of being a part of Franklin Women but also feel good about supporting the cause.


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