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    Franklin Women events are different. In our day-to-day jobs we have ample opportunities to hear from the successful men and women in our field. We want to bring you speakers and workshops that you don't normally have access to.

2018 Events


Our events are all about broadening your networks and your skills, in a relaxed, fun environment (and will usually involve some great food!).

If you’ve attended one of our events or you’re yet to attend and would like to see one of our events in action, pictures from the previous event are available via the menu to the left.

Members can also access resources from these events, such as presentation slides, by logging into your account.

Loud and Proud: the art of self promotion

Perfecting Your Personal Pitch

Loud and Proud: the art of self-promotion.


We started 2018 with an event dedicated to developing the skill of self-promotion.

Over 100 women in diverse careers across the health and medical research sector came together at the Australian Museum to hear from our guest speaker Prof Amanda Salis. Amanda is an expert on how to ‘toot your own horn’ and talked through 12 practical tips for incorporating self-promotion into your career as of today.

We also learnt from the experiences of our panellists Dr Caroline Ford, Prof Maria Kavallaris and Prof Minoti Apte, on being nominated, and nominating themselves, for an award. At the event we asked attendees to make a #FWpledge to do the same this year and we prepared a 2018 Award Cheat Sheet to help.

We are declaring 2018 for being #loudandproud – maybe you would like to make a nomination too?

Amanda generously made her slides outline 12 practical ways to incorporate self-promotion in to your career available for our members.

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We would like to thank AbbVie for generously sponsoring this event allowing us to deliver quality and impactful initiatives that women in our sector deserve.

Perfecting Your Personal Pitch


We all know how often professionals in our sector need to justify what they do and why it is important, from writing grant applications and job promotions to pitching ideas to managers or potential collaborators.

Even so, this is not an easy skill! This event was dedicated to perfecting our personal elevator pitch to call upon next time we need to communicate our value to others.

We were very grateful to have Nicole Hatherly from the Happiness Concierge who talked us through a simple framework for creating our own soundbite and provided us lots of practical feedback as we practiced our Personal Pitches with a room full of 100 women working across the health and medical research sector.

The Happiness Concierge generously made their slides available to Franklin Women members. These slides provide a simple framework to help you put together a soundbite that communicates your value clearly and effectively!

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