Connect with Franklin Women members and strengthen your professional network in this free, 50-minute members only event.  

Navigating the early stages of your career or figuring out what comes after graduation can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Join Franklin Women members who are right there with you, to share your goals and hurdles, learn from each other’s experiences and widen your professional circle.  

The session will begin with an introduction from Professor Francine Marques, who will share her journey from PhD student to research group leader, along with the valuable lessons she’s learned along the way. Her reflections are relevant to anyone in the early stages of their career, no matter their degree or role in the health and medical research ecosystem.   

We will guide the event and introduce conversation starters to take the ‘work’ out of networking and help the connections flow smoothly. So you get to make meaningful connections with women in diverse roles and industries across the health and medical research ecosystem – all from the comfort of your computer.

By the end of the hour, you’ll have some fresh perspectives on how your peers are tackling the ups and downs of their studies or early careers, and you’ll leave with a few new connections to share your journey with.   

Here’s what you can look forward to: 

  • Connecting with Franklin Women members at a similar career stage
  • The space the share your highs and lows with a supportive community who *get it*
  • The opportunity to expand and strengthen your network
  • An intimate, welcoming and safe online space where you’ll feel heard and understood.

 

Places are strictly limited to protect our interactive, intimate and inclusive environment – and keep the FW sparkle flowing! If you would like to come along, please RSVP under the ‘Tickets’ section below.

About the Members Connect meet up series

Over the years we have built an amazing community of women who have joined Franklin Women as members, collectively investing in our social enterprise and its mission. What is so special about our members is that they represent diverse roles, disciplines, organisations, and career levels from across the health and medical research ecosystem – where else can you find this amazing mix of experience and expertise?

Our new Members Connect event series aims to bring together FW members to strengthen their networks and provide opportunities to engage with organisations and individuals who are driving sector trends and leading innovative programs of work.

We know it’s not always easy (or possible!) to attend in-person Franklin Women events due to work schedules, caring responsibilities, travel time, or because crowded event spaces aren’t for you. That’s why our Members Connect events will be hosted across Sydney, Canberra and virtually at different days and times throughout the year – and they are FREE.

We hope you can join us at one soon!

16th Oct 2024

From  12:00pm  -  12:50pm

Tickets

Registration for this event closes at 23:59 on Friday 11th October 2024.

Free, 50-minute, members only event hosted on Zoom.

Online

  • Members only: $0.00

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Our Guest Speakers

Professor Francine Marques wearing a white lab coat

SPEAKER: Professor Francine Marques

NHMRC, Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation, and National Heart Foundation Fellow, Monash University  

Francine completed a Bachelor degree with first class honours and a master of genetics and molecular biology in Brazil prior to moving to Australia, where she was awarded her PhD in 2012 at the University of Sydney, in the field of the molecular genomics of hypertension. Currently, Francine is a Viertel Charitable Foundation, NHMRC, and National Heart Foundation Fellow, and leads the Hypertension Research Laboratory at Monash University. The purpose of her research team is to build exceptional scientists that help to improve cardiovascular health, using translational approaches to lower blood pressure via the gut microbiome. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in top journals such as Nature Reviews Cardiology, Nature Medicine and Circulation, and has secured $10 million in competitive funding. She won 28 awards including the 2019 American Heart Association Hypertension Council Goldblatt Award, 2020 High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and 2021 International Society of Hypertension Mid-Career Awards, and the 2021 Australian Academy of Science Gottschalk Medal.  

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