This year’s AusBiotech Women in Life Sciences Luncheons in Sydney and Brisbane focus on the power of ‘sisterhood’ with the theme, ‘Sisters in Life Sciences’ and the call is about to close for Big Sisters.
The ‘Big Sisters’ program invites women advanced in their careers in the sector to sponsor a student to attend the event and meet their network during the Luncheon. Each Big Sister will enable a Little Sister to be sponsored to attend the event and receive a one-year membership of AusBiotech.
Sponsorship of a sister is for the Luncheon only and a practical and tangible way that leaders in the life sciences can provide support and encouragement to a women in late stages of their studies in life sciences to enter a career.
Each sponsored place can be secured for $250.
The Sydney Big Sisters call closes on 25 February 2018. Applications for Little Sisters will open 26 February – 2 March for places supported by Sanofi Genzyme, Holmann Web Lawyers, Sonic Clinical Trials and UNSW.
The Brisbane Big Sisters call closes on 4 March 2018. Applications for Little Sisters will open 5 – 9 March for places supported by the Office of the QLD Chief Scientist (2), McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Griffith University and Davies Collison Cave.
The Luncheons provide a forum for women to gather and support one another in their careers in life sciences in order to achieve a more equal standing.
Sponsors will be recognised at the event and the sponsored sister seated at the same table. To include this sponsorship please select the checkbox during the registration process.
Sydney will feature speakers and sisters, Drs Jen and Liz Harry who will present a view of the life sciences from their respective successful careers that traverse research and industry - Jen is currently the CEO of biotech company Ondek and a non-executive director on several boards, and Liz is a Professor of Biology and Director of the ithree institute (infection, immunology and innovation) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Brisbane will see Dr Christine Williams, Acting Chief Scientist of Queensland, open the luncheon. Feature speakers and sisters, Professor Ranjeny Thomas and Associate Professor Helen Thomas, will present a view of the life sciences from their respective successful careers that traverse research and industry – Ranjeny is is founder and a director of the spin-off company, Dendright, which is developing immunotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis and Professor of Rheumatology at University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, and Helen is a Senior Research Fellow at St Vincent’s Institute in Melbourne where she is head of the Immunology and Diabetes Unit.