Celebrating gender diversity in digital health

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Join us on Thursday, 17 February to tune into a live panel discussion and Q&A facilitated by Sophie Scott, ABC’s National Medical Reporter.

Register to watch the panel discussion.

Join us on Thursday, 17 February to tune into a live panel discussion and Q&A facilitated by Sophie Scott, the ABC’s national medical reporter. We will also be joined by the judges and award recipients of the inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award initiative.


  • Date: Thursday, 17 February 2022
  • Time: 7:15pm – 8pm AEDT
  • Location: Online – streaming from the Telstra Customer Insight Centres in Sydney and Melbourne

Panellists include:

  • Sophie Scott, National Medical Reporter, ABC
  • Michael Walsh, Chair, Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre
  • Dr Louise Schaper, CEO, Australasian Institute of Digital Health,
  • Professor Dorota Gertig, Medical Director, Population Health Solutions and the National Cancer Screening Register, Telstra Health

Why attend?
The discussion will be an opportunity to recognise the significance of the 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health award initiative, as well as the impact of the winners’ contributions and achievements on the sector. 

The panellists will also explore the findings of the ‘Understanding Gender Diversity in Digital Health’ survey, developed in collaboration between Telstra Health, the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre and the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC).

The aim of this first of its kind survey has been to understand the current state of gender diversity, career progression and equity within digital health, and to be reflective of all perspectives of those working in the sector, no matter their gender. The findings will help to inform decision makers on what actions may be needed to create change and achieve progress for gender equity and career advancement in digital health.

Do you work in, or have an interest in, digital health?

Join the Brilliant Connected Women in Digital Health network with more to come in 2022!

Our vision for the network is to bring together a community of likeminded individuals, both women and men, who work in or have an interest in digital health, and for them to share ideas, create new connections, inspire opportunities and celebrate the successes and outstanding activity of women in the sector.

By delivering regular events (virtual and in-person) with inspiring world-class digital health speakers, we aim to educate the broader community about the opportunities of digital in health and aged care, as well as explore the challenges women may face and how to be advocates for change.

Find out more information or sign up to the Brilliant Connected Women in Health network at: https://www.telstrahealth.com/content/telstrahealth/en/home/media-and-events/event-understanding-and-celebrating-gender-diversity-in-digital-health.html

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