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Applications are open until 20 January 2023 for the Institute’s Women in Digital Health (WiDH),  leadership and professional development program.

Now in its second year, WiDH was developed to advance the digital health careers of women through immersive coaching and personalised mentoring experiences.

The 25 women accepted into the program will work with inspirational leaders, coaches and mentors from across the digital health community and join leadership retreats from February to August 2023. The targeted learning program includes six one-hour individual coaching sessions, in addition to numerous peer networking and learning opportunities.

Candidates are invited to register for an online information session from 10am – 11am AEDT Wednesday 30 November 2022.

AIDH CEO Dr Louise Schaper says the course is designed for women working in digital health at all stages of their career.

“We need more digital health leaders and advocates and WiDH is designed to help women accelerate their professional journey in their field of practice,” Dr Schaper said.

“If you are passionate about your future in healthcare for the digital era, you will find this program offers the curriculum and connections to support your journey,” she said. 

The program focuses on:

  • Leading self – focused on leadership styles, personal strengths, development gaps and reflections on leadership perspective, potential and empowerment.
  • Leading culture – to build confidence in taking the lead, navigating the digital health ecosystem and having crucial conversations.
  • Leading people – skills to develop teams, cultivating a culture of champions with a focus on strategic decision-making and delegation.

The program leaders include Prof Wendy Chapman, Centre Director, University of Melbourne who founded an equivalent women in leadership program with the American Medical Informatics Association.

The Institute thanks key supporters and program sponsors Telstra Health, Alcidion, EY and COVIU.


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