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Robyn Mann and Karen Lee are participants in the AIDH’s inaugural 6-month Women in Digital Health Leadership Program (Meet the participants – Women in Digital Health). This pilot program is a learning requirement of the program where we are challenges to design and implement a project. The goal of the project is to contribute some action or strategy that will support more women moving into leadership positions. We believe this project will support the program goal of increasing the number of women in leadership at all levels of the digital health ecosystem. We would like to thank our mentor Janine Cox for supporting us with this project.

AIDH Women in Digital Health Coffee Connections Pilot Program

We are inviting members of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) to take part in our pilot program for women currently working within the digital health industry or interested in working within the industry. While our sector continues to evolve and at a time when working from home is now the norm, we recognise that it may be harder to connect with others to explore issues faced by women working in our industry. This pilot program will provide a platform to discuss these issues, establish new connections and network with fellow members of the AIDH.

This program offers participants the chance to:

  • Link up with industry peers, connect and expand your professional network across Australia.
  • Share perspectives with women in different roles and stages of their career.
  • Discuss some of the most important issues facing women in digital health.
  • Take time out of your busy day for an informal coffee and chat!

How the pilot program works

During this program, you will be matched with a different industry peer for 3 separate ‘virtual coffee catch-up’ sessions, over 3 weeks. We will connect you with a new participant each week and during that week we encourage you to set up a 30-minute virtual catch-up at a time suitable for you and your coffee partner. Each meeting will centre on the key discussion topic for that week and allow you to mutually share your experiences in this area.

Key topics and supporting content will be provided each week to help direct the conversations. These topics include:

  1. Wellbeing, Juggling Priorities and Avoiding Burnout
  2. Dealing with Difficult Conversations & Stakeholders
  3. Imposter Syndrome

While these topics will help guide the conversation, they are just a starting point and we hope that these will enable you to share rich experiences with your fellow participants.

Key dates

  • Virtual Expression of Interest meeting/Welcome session, Friday 8th July 12.30 – 1.00 PM AEST
  • Coffee catch-up 1, week beginning Monday 18th July
  • Coffee catch-up 2, week beginning Monday 25th July
  • Coffee catch-up 3, week beginning Monday 1st August
  • Wrap Up meeting/Closing session, Friday 12th August 12.30 – 1.00 PM AEST


How do I sign up?

Please complete the registration form. Your personal information will only be used for the purpose of the pilot program.

How do I arrange a time/date with my coffee buddy?

Once you receive your coffee partner match, it is then up to you both to coordinate a time/date for the virtual coffee catch-up during that week. It is completely up to you and your coffee partner as to whether you would like to meet before, during or outside business hours.

What happens if I can’t reach my coffee buddy?

If you have any difficulties, please reach out to Karen Lee via LinkedIn messaging and we can assist.

What happens if I do not wish to meet with my coffee buddy?

If for any reason you would prefer not to meet with your allocated coffee buddy, please reach out to Karen Lee via LinkedIn messaging for assistance.

How much is this program?

There is no cost to participate in this pilot program. However, this pilot program is only available to AIDH members.

What is the platform that will be used for the coffee meetings?

You will be provided with access to a Teams platform. It is completely up to you and your coffee partner as to whether you would prefer to use an alternative platform suitable for both of you.

What if I can’t commit to the full pilot program?

The virtual welcome and wrap up meetings will be recorded, so you will be able to view them at your leisure afterwards. If your plans change during the program, please reach out to Karen Lee via LinkedIn for assistance.

What is the commitment after the pilot program?

There is no ongoing commitment after the pilot program finishes. It is completely up to you and your coffee partner as to whether you would like to exchange contact details and continue to keep in touch with each other after the program.

I have further queries. Can I discuss these with you?

Yes, of course, please reach out to Karen Lee via LinkedIn messaging. We also welcome you to attend the first EOI/Welcome meeting which will be an opportunity to find out more about the program. Karen can provide you with the team’s link if you would prefer to attend this session prior to registering.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with women representing some of Australasia’s leading organisations within the digital health industry.

Sign-up to participate in this fantastic program!

We look forward to seeing you in the program.


Karen and Robyn

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