Dozens of up-and-coming female researchers seeking to take their careers to new heights, are participating in this year’s Franklin Women’s mentoring program.
Now in its second year, the six-month program has 74 mentees and mentors who have been carefully matched by Serendis Leadership Consulting.
The Centenary Institute is among eight academic partners supporting Franklin Women, which is a professional network designed to support females working in the science and health industry.
Franklin Women has recognised that women are under-represented in senior positions in the sector, and as a result, has developed a cross-organisational mentoring program aimed at mid-career female researchers who have leadership potential.
The Centenary Institute’s Dr Jodie Ingles and Dr Jessamy Tiffen have been selected as mentees in this year’s program, while Head of Liver Immunology Associate Professor Patrick Bertolino and Head of Liver Enzymes in Metabolism and Inflammation Associate Professor Mark Gorrell are sharing their expertise as mentors.
Additionally, Centenary’s Dr Devanshi Seth has been selected to sit on Franklin Women’s Peer Advisory Committee, acting as a senior leader representing biomedical research and the MRI sector.
Peer Advisory Committee member (one of seven volunteers) as senior leader representing biomedical reseach and MRI sector. I was sponsored by Franklin Women as a mentor in their 2018 Mentoring Program.
After attending the official launch, Dr Ingles says she’s looking forward to seeing what the initiative will bring.
“Having access to such high-quality mentoring at this stage of my career will be enormously helpful,” says Dr Ingles.
“I really hope to gain greater insight into what I can do to boost my success as a researcher.”
A total of 74 Mentees and Mentors begin their journey. Challenge – Inspire – Change – Grow. The beauty of mentoring. Enjoy the journey with @FranklinWomen @SerendisAus –@CentenaryInst @SethDevanshi @JessTiffen @jodieingles27 pic.twitter.com/ARykfrvU9E
— Nanette Herlihen (@nanherlihen) June 13, 2018
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