NSW Women in Life Sciences Luncheon 2020 announced


AusBiotech and Medicines Australia are delighted to announce the annual NSW Women in Life Sciences Luncheon 2020 will be held in Sydney ahead of International Women’s Day, on 6 March 2020.

The annual Luncheon will bring together up to 450 leaders and future leaders, and is focused on connecting the community to encourage, support, and further develop women in the life sciences sector in order to achieve a more equal standing in the biotech, pharma and medtech workplace.

Event details
When: Friday 6 March 2020
Where: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, NSW
Time: 12.00pm - 3.30pm

The life sciences sector has been working towards an equal representation in life sciences. AusBiotech’s recent Sector Snapshot 2019 shows that female representation is very close to or over 50 per cent in funding bodies, government and regulatory organisations, research institutions and support service companies. However, women in industry are still under-represented in industry (32 per cent). Despite this, women in executive-level positions and on boards within industry has increased from 2017 (22 percent to 25 percent, and 13 per cent to 15 per cent, respectively).

Become a Big Sister
Make a commitment: The successful ‘Big Sisters’ programme will again invite women advanced in their careers in the sector to sponsor a student to attend the event and facilitate their networking during the Luncheon. Up to 30 women students will 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 woman in early stages of her career in life sciences. Each sponsored place can be secured for $250. 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.

AusBiotech values their partnership with Medicine Australia, and the opportunity to demonstrate change in action around policies of equality and inclusion.

The 2020 theme will be announced in the New Year; registrations now open.