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Advancing women in medical leadership


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​The NSLHD advancing women in medical leadership initiative aims to support an increase in the representation of women in medical leadership positions across the organisation.

At NSLHD, women currently represent only 29 per cent of senior staff specialists, 34 per cent of visiting medical officers (VMOs) and 38 per cent of heads of department. Our organisation is working with women medical leaders on how to support and inspire the next generation of leaders to increase the number of women in senior medical leadership to 40:40:20* in senior medical leadership roles by 2027 (*40% men, 40% women, 20% of any gender).

This initiative focuses on reducing the potential barriers that exist for women progressing into medical leadership, and developing a series of initiatives interventions and resources that support an increase in representation.

This page is a hub for the medical workforce at NSLHD to access a range of resources and opportunities relating to leadership development and progression through the medical career pipeline.

We offer employees of all genders an opportunity to join NSLHD’s Advancing Women in Medical Leadership (AWiML) Group which delivers a range of initiatives that improve gender balance in senior medical roles across all specialities at NSLHD. 

To view the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy 2023-2027, please alternate text 47click here​.

On this​ page:​​​

Chevron Interviews with women leaders in medicine at NSLHD

Chevron AWiML Conference Highlight and Keynote Reels

Chevron Resource hub

Chevron Contact us​​​

Interviews with women leaders in medicine at NSLHD

Hear from women leaders in medicine at NSLHD about their careers and leadership journeys​​​

Dr Darlene Mathen

Dr Kate Ahmad

Dr Pecky De Silva

Professor Sue Kurrle

Dr Amanda Mather and A/Prof Sarah Glastras

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 AWiML Conference Highlight and Keynote Reels

The inaugural AWiML Conference was held on the 19th May 2023. Hear the highlights and keynote presentations reels which aim to promote gender equity across our organisation.​​

AWiML Conference 2023 – Dr Kerry Chant AO

AWiML Conference 2023 Highlights

AWiML Conference 2023 – Dr Marlene Kanga AO​​​​​

Contact us

For any queries relating to this initiative, please email us at

[email protected]​​