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Franklin Women

Franklin Women 


Franklin Women is Australia’s only professional network for women working in diverse careers, roles and organisations across the health and medical research sector. Our vision is a health and medical research sector where women thrive. We drive this through:
  • Growing a community of like-minded women, offering support and opportunities; 
  • Providing training in important skills outside of the technical sciences;
  • Introducing and advocating for initiatives that address barriers faced by women in health and medical research careers; and
  • Showcasing talented women in the field, their diverse career pathways and the impact of their work. 


Franklin Women is founded, governed and delivered by a small group of women pursuing their own health research careers. Everything we do is guided by our principles of being innovative, influential, inclusive and inspiring.


As a social enterprise our networking and professional development events, mentoring program and carer’s travel scholarship is supported through our community of members, as well as Academic Partners – organisations in our sector who are also committed to our vision.


Franklin Women is most known for its inclusive and supportive approach to equity in STEMM. We welcome anyone committed to our vision to connect with us, irrespective of gender or location, via our popular monthly e-newsletter or on our social platforms.