Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound is a leadership program for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) to develop a global collaboration of 1000 women over 10 years.

The aim is to develop leaders who demonstrate skills in collaboration and inclusion, are legacy minded and  trustworthy with people and financial assets, to help make decisions from the perspective of the global home, on behalf of future generations.

Mother nature needs her daughters!

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Women in Leadership Program

This course is run through Monash and has been attended by some of our working groups members who highly recommend it.

"The purpose of this three-day program is to inspire, encourage and support women in healthcare and research to reach their full career potential. This program will explore equal opportunity, capacity, capability building and career strategic planning as well as providing supportive networks and partnerships.

Delivered by Ms Tracey Ezard, Professor Helena Teede and Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle, with support from current leaders in healthcare and research."

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Other links

  • AMA – Women in Medicine
  • Victorian Medical Women Society
  • AMSA


The Conversation  - "Science prizes are still a boys’ club. Here’s how we can change that" (21.10.19)

This article touches on improving diversity, identifying the barriers and the selection process.

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  • New Power - Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
  • Becoming - Michelle Obama
  • Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons - Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
  • Dare to Lead - Brene Brown
  • Thrive - Ariana Huffington
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg
  • The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You areAlicia Menendez
  • Show Up Hard - Shannon Weber
  • “Conversations with RBG” 
  • The wife drought Annabel Crabb
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop TalkingSusan Cain
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into SpaceMargot Lee Shetterly
  • Your Oxygen Mask First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & ThriveKevin N. Lawrence
  • Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your CareerSylvia Ann Hewlett
  • Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You MeanKim Scott
  • The BuzzTracey Ezard (Look out for Ferocious Warmth Leadership)
  • True NorthBill George
  • Leadership for the DisillusionedProf Amanda Sinclair

Websites and Blogs

Talks/Orations/TED Talks

Social Media

Facebook Groups


Intersectionality as a theoretical concept is defined as: “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.”

Toolkits and good resources:

How to be a better intersectional feminist / ally:

If you are organising a talk, a meeting or conferences

Be aware of diversity of conference organising diversity matrix and speaker matrix, and not just Chairing

  • Have you got yourself a #manel?
  • Who is not in the room?
  • Which voices are not being heard?

Manel watch Australia

Women Speakers in Healthcare ANZ

Women Speakers in Healthcare ANZ aims for every healthcare event to have balanced gender representation. There is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate that gender equity in health and medical leadership in Australia and New Zealand has not been achieved.

This is reflected in the balance of speakers and panels convened for healthcare conferences, often with disproportionate gender balance. Conferences and healthcare events are key opportunities to showcase diversity and inclusivity, effecting cultural and organisational change. To increase healthcare leadership diversity, aspiring leaders need to see relatable role models at healthcare events.

Women Speakers in Healthcare Australia and New Zealand are building Australia & New Zealand's largest database of female healthcare professionals to speak at healthcare events to achieve balanced, diverse and inclusive speaker representation.

And don’t forget to please sign up to the database as a speaker and to spread the word to other female speakers!

Twitter: @womenspeakerANZ