Mentoring can be an effective tool to support women and other underrepresented groups in careers within the science sector.

For the last 6 years, the grassroots social enterprise Franklin Women has delivered a cross-organisation mentoring program within the NSW health and medical research sector. This gender equity initiative supports mid-career women to progress into leadership roles, while also helping mentors (leaders of any gender) understand diversity and inclusion and their role in shifting workplace cultures.

In this webinar, Dr Melina Georgousakis will walk us through the implementation of this program. She will also present the results from a mixed-methods evaluation, which show that the program is meeting its aims.

Melina’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with a past mentee and mentor from a SAGE subscriber organisation. The panellists will reflect on their individual experiences part of the program as well as impact it hard on their own teams and wider organisation.


  • Dr Melina Georgousakis, Founder, Franklin Women
  • Helen Monaghan, Global Program Manager (Global Women’s Health Program) and Director of Global Project Operations, The George Institute of Global Health
  • Dr Hueiming Liu, Senior Research Fellow, Health Systems Science, The George Institute of Global Health


  • Professor Renae Ryan, Academic Director of SAGE, The University of Sydney


Wednesday 2 November 2022, 1:00 to 2:30 pm AEDT.

A recording of the webinar will be posted on the SAGE website after the event.


Online via Zoom.