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.
Applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your health and medical research career
We always try to be forward thinking with our events choosing topics that are emerging in our sector so we are all one step ahead – this couldn’t be more true than our first event for 2019 on Entrepreneurship. The event was a success with over 100 women working in diverse roles within the health and medical research sector coming together to discuss the qualities for entrepreneurial thinking and their place in health research careers. Our guest speaker Colette Grgic, Chief Innovation Officer at BlueChilli shared four key characteristics of entrepreneurs – curiosity, creativity, courage and grit. Our panel of three inspiring women from our sector, Prof Hala Zreiqat , Dr Alison Todd and Dr Amanda McCullough each shared how each of these have played out in their own diverse career paths. If you want to follow the conversation from the event check out #FWEntrepreneurship on Twitter. Thank you to the NSW Health Office of Health and Medical Research for partnering with us to deliver this event.
Collette has kindly made her slide available for our members.
Having courageous conversations
Having difficult or uncomfortable conversations in the workplace is common in our sector. Whether it be providing constructive feedback to a student, negotiating salary or working hours, calling out bad behaviour or maybe challenging manuscript authorship. At this event the talented Nicole Hatherly, from Happiness Concierge, took us through a framework for having courageous conversations in a way that leaves both participants feeling heard and respected, while achieving our outcome. It was such a great morning with such practical tips from Nicole as well as sharing of examples and personal experiences between the women in the room. Oh and a delicious breakfast of course!
Happiness Concierge kindly made their slides and worksheet available to FW Members.