Partners

Franklin Women is building partnerships with individuals and groups who are also committed to investing in women working in health and medical research related careers.

Academic Partners

Franklin Women is proud to be partnering with leading organisations and university faculties across the health and medical research sector who, like us, are committed to creating a sector where women thrive. By partnering with Franklin Women, these organisations are supporting the career progression of their staff and students, as well as collectively investing in a cultural change across the sector as a whole. We wrote more about this initiative in our newsletter.

Franklin Women Academic Partners in alphabetical order: Centenary Institute, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, George Institute of Global Health, Kolling Institute, Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, St Vincents Centre for Applied Medical Research, Sydney Local Health District, University of Canberra Faculty of Health, University of Canberra Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank Macquarie University, Cancer Council NSW and UTS for their support as part of our Inaugural Academic Partnerships.

Academic Partner Perks

Franklin Women provides our Academic Partners a number of ‘perks’, one of which is an annual Leaders Brunch.

This event brings together representatives from our Academic Partners to share, learn and collaborate on initiatives that will drive diversity and inclusion in their individual organisations and the sector.

In 2021, our theme was Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces. We discussed the unique psychosocial risks presented by academic and research settings (which, while affecting the entire workforce, often disproportionately impact women and other historically marginalised groups) and learned about how workplaces can protect, promote, and respond to the mental health of their employees.

One prominent psychosocial risk in our sector is job insecurity. Franklin Women has submitted a response to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security, highlighting the extent and consequences of unsure work in the health and medical research sector, and proposing solutions. You can read our response (number 58) here.  

Thank you to our 3 speakers for sharing insights and evidence: Lucy Brogden AM, Chair of the Australian Government National Mental Health Commission and Chair of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance; Professor Angela Martin, Founder and Director of Pracademia and Professorial Research Fellow in Work and Mental Health at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research; and Mike Powell, Chief Health and Safety Officer at the University of Sydney. And thank you to all attenees for authentically sharing what is going well in their workplaces, and where they can do better, in the spirit of collectively driving cultural change within our sector.

Laptop screen of Zoom event. Shared slides reads2021 Academic Partners #LeadersBrunch, Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces, October 2021. Videos of some participants are visible along the side of the screen.
Laptop screen showing a slide from Angela Martin. The heading is Mental Health in Research and Academia. The dot points read: Universities described as "anxiety machines"; Increasing job demands combined with decreasing job resources in a hyper-competitive environment; health sector also recognised as high risk employment setting; Enter 2020 COVID-19
Laptop screen of Zoom event showing video view of some of the participants

If your organisation is interested in joining our alliance of organisations who share our mission of creating a health and medical research sector where women thrive, please contact us.

Event Partners

We are grateful for the support we have received from these organisations, which has enabled us to deliver high-quality and impactful professional development and networking events for women working in the health and medical research sector.

Our Friends

Franklin Women is very lucky to have a number of individuals who have generously donated their time, services, or funds. We greatly appreciate their support and value them as Friends of Franklin Women.

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Affiliations

We are proud to be affiliated with a number of great organisations who are doing big things in the women in science space in Australia. Information on other women in science initiatives as well as other resources can be found in the members area of our website.

Women in Science AUSTRALIA

Women in Technology

We always welcome enquiries from individuals and organisations who align with our aims to discuss ways to partner to deliver our events and initiatives that support the careers of women working across the health and medical research sector. Please drop us a line.

You?

We always welcome enquiries from individuals and organisations who align with our aims and are keen to discuss ways that we can partner with you to deliver events and initiatives that support women working across the health and medical research sector. Please drop us a line.

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